Inspired by nearby farm buildings this home designed by architects Pieter Mathews and Anton Smit of Mathews & Associates Architects (086 111 6222 or features an I-beam framework with pitched S-rib roof sheeting, corrugated iron cladding and stock brick walls. In the centre of the house is a large open-plan living, dining and kitchen area which opens onto a spacious patio and pool enabling the owners to entertain a crowd. When they’re alone a den provides a cosy room for reading and watching TV. A striking feature of the design is a pergola of I-beams and meranti which directs visitors to the entrance. “It also connects the garage to the rest of the structure,” explains Pieter Mathews.

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Architect:  Pieter Mathews and Anton Smit of Mathews & Associates Architects.

Client:  A retired professional couple.

Client Brief:  An open-plan home with a large patio that takes advantage of the property`s views.

House:  A modern interpretation of traditional farmhouse.