Designed by ARRCC, Fairways House was conceived to epitomise casual luxury. There is a strong tactile element throughout the house, which was designed by Gauteng-based architect Gardiol Bergenthuin, and it was this natural quality that the ARRCC team chose to champion, starting in the foyer. Here, ribbon stone water walls flank a bridge, with the sounds of cascading water welcoming one inside. Nature’s elements are visible throughout the design, often as focused visual features, and the colour palette consists of wooden hues that are occasionally complemented with blue tones.
By wrapping the home around a central courtyard garden with a reflective pond, the theme of living in nature is a constant connector to the home’s unique setting. The primal theme of the interiors spills over into the formal living and dining area. A wood burning fireplace in the living room highlights the double volume space leading up to a trussed ceiling, with a stack of timber logs and hanging halo light adding a homely ambience. In contrast, the linear gas flame in the dining area introduces a slick contemporary edge.