The Illustrated Brief
Constantia UnclutteredThe challenge here was to take a ‘busy’ and divided house and give it some refinement, light … more light and a wonderfully connected entertainment flow. A classy bar area was the client’s particular desire, so this became the focus around which the remaining design would follow. We took a blank wall, created another level of interest by cladding the wall with natural stone and creating a beautiful glass recess. Lighting was key here too so that a wonderful ambience could be achieved. Security doors (my least favorite) were instantly removed as the house already had state of the art security.
Constantia UnclutteredWe bashed through the existing wall that led from the hall to the lounge and ‘stretched’ the house to incorporate a ‘glass house’. The pebble fireplace added another dynamic. The originally ‘chopped’ up exterior also received a ‘face lift’. By redoing and extending the paving area and streamlining it the entire pool side was opened up considerably and appears as if it is double the size!
Constantia Uncluttered: The bathroomThe children’s bathroom was transformed into an elegant and modern space where both guests and children could feel at home.
Exit the bright yellow and white … and enter the mocha travertine and green theme. We managed to gain some extra height with the existing ceiling and made use of starlights for a tinge of magic.