This single storey four-bedroom courtyard house has an interesting and spacious layout. With a thatched roofscape reminiscent of an African village, and having four luxurious bedroom suites, all with private decks and fully-appointed bathrooms with screened outdoor showers, this house has the feel of a private lodge.
A shaded barbeque area in the courtyard, positioned between the dining room and kitchen, and an outbuilding containing a games room and pub; a wide veranda facing onto a swimming pool with firepit; and a study and TV room, complete the entertainment facilities.
Entering through the portico positioned on the building’s central axis, one’s view is drawn across the courtyard garden, through the open-plan lounge and dining room and over the edge of the infinity pool beyond into the African bush.
The lounge and dining room, all four bedroom suites, the games room and bar, and the double garage all have individual gumpole-raftered, steeply pitched, exposed thatch roofs, ensuring that room interiors remain cool and comfortable.
Sliding louvre screens over the full-width sliding doors provide the bedrooms with security, sun screening and ventilation. The guest bathroom includes a shower, and the double garage has two secure storerooms. The separate scullery behind the open-plan kitchen opens onto an enclosed yard giving access to the staff quarters in the games room outbuilding.