WALKERSON’S HOUSE

This private estate is famous for its idyllic views and is a favoured location for avid trout fishermen. Conformity of estate structures demands designs and materials that are harmonious with the environment.

“A GOOD BUILDING IS NOT ONE THAT HURTS THE LANDSCAPE,
BUT ONE THAT MAKES THE LANDSCAPE MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN IT WAS BEFORE”

Set in the Mpumalanga lowlands in Dullstroom, this house needed to conform with the estate’s expectations. For this reason, a modern barn-style interpretation was used. The aim was to capture the stunning views over the mountains and trout-filled lakes. The house was divided into three sections, each with its own assigned role. The southern-most block comprised garages on the ground level with secondary bedrooms above. The entertaining and living space was a part of the second block and the northern-most block used for the formal lounge and study with the main suite upstairs. The brief called for comfort and functionality. Natural materials, such as face brick lends a warmth and natural element to the house’s modern, geometric form.

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