When former Springbok rugby player, Ruan Pienaar and his family decided to move back to South Africa, they bought the biggest and flattest property available in the Woodland Hills Wildlife Estate, adjacent to a green belt nogal. They wanted a farm style family home, with lots of emphasis on outdoor living spaces and enough lawn to kick a ball as far as you can. The farm style idea is mainly captured in the living and dining area, where trusses are exposed, and the fireplace is the main focal point as you enter the house. The huge northern glass façade of this room really contributes to the barn feeling, and guarantees to give them lots of joy from the sun during our cold winter months.
Monique introduced the idea of the mud room between the kitchen and garage, something they had in Ireland, and loved. They really keep me on my toes with the latest design trends, and it has been nothing but a really big privilege to create a home for this beautiful humble family of 5, who have their feet flat and solid on the ground.
The site handover took place in February 2020.