Jacaranda Residence is located on the equestrian smallholdings outside Johannesburg.
The brief called for a complete renovation of the late ’70s existing farmhouse, and a few new spaces added on. The concept grew from the context and was conceived from a contemporary-style farmhouse.
Materials were kept natural to allow the architecture to be contextual, also still relatable. Strong stone walls were introduced to provide horizontality to the house which anchors it to the site.
The existing house was opened on the interior as much as possible, to better the flow and to allow for a more contemporary, open plan lifestyle.
The roofs, which will be completely new, were designed as lightweight steel elements which wrap down on the sides, allowing screening in required areas.
A new equestrian stable building and indoor dressage arena were also commissioned, which are located towards the back of the property. The design of the stables relates to the house with the same materiality and form-giving. The stables are linked to the indoor arena structure to allow for direct access when riding.