The House & Garden Design Directory 2015/2016
In Full Bloom
Cape classic accents and floral prints in a cheerful palette pay homage to a historical building and its idyllic setting.
Philippi Village - Cape Town World Design Capital 2014
The Monaghan Farm driveway, made from maintenance-free exposed aggregate concrete, resembles a gravel farm road. The farm is situated close to the Cradle of Humankind and a place, says its owner Prospero Bailey, "where only 3% of the ground will ever be built upon."
"I was inspired by the portal frame steel construction used widely in Highveld farm barns," says architect Philip Briel of Philip Briel Architecture (philipbriel.com) of the design of this contemporary single-story, five-bedroom home.
Trading urban chaos for eco living, this family home in Lanseria marries sustainability with exemplary design.
Tried and True
With pared-down appeal and rustic elegance, a house in the Contantia greenbelt possesses all the charm of an African farmhouse.
Monaghan Farm is a simply stunning example of how going green in our homes is not only great for the environment but can also be luxurious and livable.
Located on a farm estate where nature plays a vital role, and where living life in a green and eco-conscious manner is the order of the day, the residents of this impressive home wanted to create a dwelling that was different and unique.
In the ancient surrounds of the Cradle of Humankind, where life began, modern architecture continues to evolve Monaghan Farm, the first agri-estate in South Africa.
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