5 Double-storey homes we love

COMPILED BY DIANE PEACOCK
Last updated on 24 October 2016

Renovating or rebuilding and looking for a double-storey house plan with features to suit your lifestyle? Here are five homes we love, plus you can download the plans for free

INSIDE STORY

Inside-story

Key feature: Home office with separate courtyard and bathroom.

Size: 454m2

Description: A luxurious home with four en suite bedrooms. A separate studio office adjoining the living area opens onto a courtyard. The main bedroom upstairs is above a covered patio and overlooks the outdoor entertaining area, swimming pool, firepit and garden.

Architect: Cara Slater-Middlewick of Cara Slater Architectural Design and Decor.

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A NEW LOOK

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Key feature: Contemporary loft.
Size: 620m2
Description: A renovated house with four en suite bedrooms. The ground floor features a kitchen opening onto a living area and the TV room, a separate dining room, a second lounge for teens and three en suite bedrooms. The upper level loft area houses the main bedroom which opens onto a roof garden and outside shower.
Architect: Arnold Barnardo of Van Biljon Barnardo Architects 021 914 4945

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EFFICIENTLY PLANNED

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Key features: Separate playroom downstairs at the end of an open-plan living area, double-volume connecting lounge area and upstairs staff rooms.

Size: 590m2

Description: A contemporary farmhouse design with four en suite bedrooms and open-plan ground floor living area. The dining and living room area connect to the patio, veranda and garden through sliding doors.

Architects: Karissa Barnett and Kathleen Ziervogel of KB Design 011 702 3136

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A MODERN OUTLOOK

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Key features: A games room and separate guest unit with extra garage and staff quarters.

Description: Four en suite bedrooms with spacious open-plan living areas, study, scullery and laundry. This contemporary farmhouse design offers copious entertaining space with large doors leading onto the veranda.

Architect: Devilliers du Toit of Devilliers du Toit Architects 083 232 6554

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COUNTRY MEETS CONTEMPORARY

Double-storey   

Key feature: Split levels incorporating a courtyard.

Size: 420m2

Description: Four en suite bedrooms and a living space with open-plan lounge and dining area, kitchen, scullery and pantry. Built on three levels there’s a study under the stairs. The farmhouse-style design is enhanced by materials such as corrugated iron, red brick, stone and wood.

Architect: Architect Ochert Wasserman of Arca Architects and Designers 012 346 4061

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