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
Key feature: Home office with separate courtyard and bathroom.
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.
A NEW LOOK
Key feature: Contemporary loft.
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
Key features: Separate playroom downstairs at the end of an open-plan living area, double-volume connecting lounge area and upstairs staff rooms.
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
A MODERN OUTLOOK
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
COUNTRY MEETS CONTEMPORARY
Key feature: Split levels incorporating a courtyard.
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