A contemporary farm lodge, located on a farm estate in Gauteng designed to offer private individual suites with uninterrupted views

2012-2014, Residential Estate, Lanseria, South Africa
Area: 500m²
Featured in Garden and Home, January 2015
Project Team: Nadine Clarke
Contractors: Blue Cube Construction / Flooring: Cemcrete / Lighting: Rebel Lighting / Kitchen: Optima Kitchens / Joinery: AE Joinery
Featured in Garden & Home, January 2015 (https://meik.co.za/media/)

Lodge Gregory, ground floor plan
A love for the African bush-veld combined with a ‘lock up and go’ lifestyle motivated this client to build their home in a secure estate North of Johannesburg as it offered them both.

The home had to be sustainable and accommodation had to cater for grown children and international visitors, while maximizing views and an outdoor lifestyle. All accommodation had to connect, and open up to the exterior.

The home was conceptualised as separate, interconnected, North facing suites or buildings. The living space, which opens onto a generous patio and pool deck, makes up the public spaces while a gallery to the south links to all the bedrooms. While the client needed to be able to work from home, they did not want a dedicated study. The solution was a concealed workstation in the space linking the living area’s and gallery. Timber shutters were employed extensively throughout as a means of allowing natural cross ventilation in summer and a second insulation element in winter. The indigenous garden is watered by means of harvested rain water.