|A Gauteng family relocated to the Likweti Bushveld Farm Esta near Nelspruit and created a calm, stylish home that complements its bush setting. The build environment is not always sensitive to natural surroundings, but this home is among those that are. Designed by architect Reiner Fortsch, the structure takes its cue from the koppies and bush around it.
The building’s low profile hugs the hillside, careful not to brashly declare itself. Built by Mackay Projects, the same muted tones used for the exterior’s stone cladding, the paving, the steel beams and aluminum window frames, follow you through stacking doors to the interior.
The owners and architect situated the house with care, so it seems to float serenely apart from any other visible buildings, even though Likweti is just minute’s drive from the outskirts of White River and Nelspruit. In the main living area large glass doors push away to open up the patio and pool deck, creating a sense of seamless flow from the house over privileged views.
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