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House with corner modern fireplace and sliding glass walls

Nico Van Der Meulen Architects is a firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa. It conducted many projects including modern homes and they are all very beautiful. This one is particularly interesting because it has an eye-catching design both inside and out. The exterior is simple and mostly black and white. What’s very interesting is the fact that two large volumes seem to be completely exposed to the outdoors. They have huge glass walls that create a very strong connection between the indoor and outdoor areas.

These exposed volumes include the social areas. They have a very casual and stylish look. The glass walls are not just a means of connecting these two areas but also an element that lets in lots of natural light. Inside there are many eye-catching details. In the living room there’s a very unusual “water window”, an original detail that complements beautifully the whole modern-chic décor.

The living room is actually smaller than expected. It’s only one part of the social area and it has a comfy leather sofa with a matching brown rug, a minimalist floor lamp and contrasting red armchairs. There’s also a contemporary fireplace that adds a very distinguished style to the décor.

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The kitchen is a semi-open space. It has a kitchen island that can also serve as a bar or work space. The dining room has glass walls on two sides. However, the blinds can easily change the whole atmosphere in the room and even if the walls are covered the windows on top of them will still let in plenty of natural light. The master bedroom is very large and it even has its own fireplace. The whole house is impressive and a great example of modern architecture.

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Posted in Architecture on June 11, 2012

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