location: Sandhurst, Sandton, JHB | architecture: Jean Massyn | interior design: Mêha Art & Interiors | interior architecture: Diane Tevoedjre | interior designers: Dawie Griesel; Theodora Meselane | photography: Roxzahne

Part of a neighbourhood of residential homes was bought out and demolished to make way for a new and exclusive 12-storey residential development. Within, this penthouse unit offers 388 square metres under roof coverage, to which a rooftop pool deck and terraces add a further 189 square metres. The internal layout was reconfigured to accommodate four bedrooms, each with their own glass-enclosed en suite bathroom.

The brief to the designers was to transform the empty space into a world-class city pad. To achieve this they drew on elements of a Manhattan-style loft and introduced the sophistication of contemporary design. They aimed to create a simple and minimalistic space, which caters to the daily needs of the client, whilst being stylish and tasteful enough to make any guest feel most welcome.

This project had to be completed within an extremely short time frame.

Quality and luxury were vital elements, which the determined design team would not allow the compressed timeline to affect. While maintaining the loft appearance, the client required his home to acknowledge his multicultural and bilingual background. Modern, yet timeless trends were merged into a signature defining where he originated and what shaped him as a person.

For the full article see Habitat #275 January / February 2020 | Habitat Online #6 February / March 2020

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