Who wouldn’t like to relax in a wonderful garden after a busy day? Spotted on homedsgn.com, the house we present you today is located in the suburb of Ferndale in Johannesburg, South Africa and it was designed by Nico van der Meulen. One thing you notice after looking at the pictures is the use of vegetation as a natural “connector” between interior and exterior. The weather may become very annoying for the inhabitants during the summer. Several areas from the house are opened to the sky at the center and a deciduous tree was retained in one atrium to act as an umbrella. With a large water feature, it helps cool the house in summer. In most rooms there are several vantage points into the lush gardens and you always feel you are surrounded by nature and water. Moreover, four meter high walls on three sides of the property cut out all traffic noise and enabled them to live without any burglar bars.
DesignRulz21 February 2013