It might look like a “a sequence of randomly placed steel bars creating an irregular patterned façade”, but this amazing home showcases a myriad of details that construct a fascinating interior and exterior design while being functional and comfortable. Located in Carlsworld, Midrand, South Africa, the Ber House is the result of a collaboration between Nico van der Meulen and M Square Lifestyle Design.
Photographed by Victoria Pilcher, Barend Roberts and David Ross for a complete tour, the residential wonder spreads over 720 square meters on a 2127 square meter site. Inspired by the estate rules forbidding the use of burglar bars, architect Werner van der Meulen of Nico van der Meulen imagined a house of cantilevered boxes empty of function and enclosed by black steel bars.
Centered around the living room, pool and covered patio areas, the rectangular floor plan displays an open and welcoming design. Crossing the concrete podium elevated above the Koy pond and entering the double-height hall exposes guests to a fascinating experience. Upon entering the house, the dining room lays at the right, while the floating staircase leading up to the bedrooms is to the left. With the entire Northern façade designed as a sequence of glass sliding and frameless folding doors, the interiors were flooded by natural light. Enjoy the details – I’m pretty sure everyone can find at least one thing they just love about this dream home.