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Last updated on 15 November 2016


A metal roof, exposed brick and a roof garden give this house in a Pretoria estate a country feel.

As Albie Morkel spends a lot of time overseas and wanted a safe environment for his family, he and his wife Marthmari bought a stand in a secure Pretoria estate.

Architect Ben Kunz of Neo Dimensions Architects cleverly created the relaxed rural effect the Morkels had requested by basing his design around outdoor features such as the roof garden above the covered patio. The open-plan kitchen and dining room open up onto the patio, swimming pool and boma, blurring the line between indoors and out.

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Architect:  Ben Kunz of Neo Dimensions Architects.

Client:   Protea cricketer Albie Morkel, his wife and two children.

Client Brief:  A farmhouse-style home with outdoor entertaining areas.

House:  A double-storey with various entertaining spaces.


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