Everybody has that one couple they are friends with….the ones who are easy going, go with the flow, are super fun to be around and come with little drama. So, when my Mr and Mrs Super Chilled asked me to be involved with their project and give some design advice, I jumped at the opportunity. Taking a 2 bedroom single story home, to a 4 bedroom double story home complete with splash pool, front and back decks/gardens and a double garage was no small feat, but the result is quite simply breathtaking.
Walking into the space on shoot day, I was once again hit by the tranquil and calming energy the space has; driven in part by its residents, and in part by its careful spatial planning. There truly is an art to simplicity and this home embodies it perfectly.
Unassuming from the road, there are few hints as to what lies behind the big wall, so when you enter the house you are quite taken aback by the immense amount of space this home has. In fact, the front facade makes you feel transported to a farm in the Klein Karoo or Port Albert. The flow of the home works well with en-suite guest rooms at the front, and entertaining at the back with the master suite at the top being something quite special and “spoily” as Mrs Super Chilled would say.
Beautiful design elements exist throughout, making the bones of this structure truly unique and spectacular in their simplicity. Wood flooring sourced from Mr Chilled’s father’s farm in Stanford, concrete ceiling details, wood elements above windows and doors, and magnificent exposed beams, to name a few (I wish I could take credit for a lot of these, but honestly, these were their own brainchild).
The result is a home that you want to be in, live in, entertain in and grow old in, and simply put, that’s priceless.
Photography by Alex du Toit