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House Sar by Nico van der Meulen Architects, Johannesburg


Johannesburg-based architectural practice, Nico van der Meulen Architects, has designed the House Sar project. Completed in 2014, the luxury family home is located in the leafy suburb of Athol, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Designed by the highly acclaimed Werner van der Meulen, House Sar encapsulates luxury, comfort and functionality in a minimalist architectural setting.


The clients approached Nico van der Meulen Architects with a modest single storey pitched roof house. Limited views and access to the garden resulted in the rooms being dark, and thus the clients main request was to transform this house into a light-filled open plan contemporary home. Ensuring that every room was naturally lit became the challenge for Werner van der Meulen, but one he proved could be done.

From its striking structural features to the comfort it provides, House Sar is the perfect example of luxury in architecture where form meets function. Furthermore, the absence of columns in the design allowed for the home to be open and free flowing.

Images courtesy of Barend Roberts and David Ross

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January 15, 2015 | Property | View comments

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