Woodgreen Residence is a redesign of a late 90’s original Nico van der Meulen house located in the established Dainfern Estate. The aesthetic of the original building was heavy and solid, which span over two consolidated stands. The building has a strong dominating presence with the street and surrounding landscape.
The new owners approached us to mainly redesign the facades, and to bring the building in line with the zeitgeist, but still respect its original bones. The approach was to remove some of the heavy concrete beams and introduce light steel elements and perforated aluminium screens.
The busy facades were consolidated, simplified, and clad in a textured stone tile. The existing garage doors were transformed into concealed doors, aligning with the new contemporary approach. Balcony planters were incorporated throughout to soften the design.
Towards the back of the house, a new car pavilion was commissioned and designed to completely integrate with the landscape and allow the client to showcase his very special car collection.