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Frankie Pappas has built a private residence that disappears in a nature reserve in the Waterberg mountains of South Africa.
For decades, wildlife lovers have dreamt of owning a private home in the African bush. African Homesteads offers now a select number of homeowners to be a part of South Africa's exceptional &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve. In the heart of South Africa, bordering a World Heritage Site, where the St. Lucia Wetlands meet the wilds of KwaZulu-Natal, you will find the seven habitats that make up &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve. This is where African Homesteads is located, offering 15 private ultra luxurious safari homes on carefully chosen sites in the 23,000 hectare Big Five Reserve.
Nico Van Der Meulen Architects designed the Glass House in Johannesburg, South Africa. The house is situated on a 4000 sq.m site, with a total floor area of 2500sq.m. The owner requested a modern, glamorous, open plan, light-filled house with views from all rooms into the garden. More than 70% of the house is from glass, for example the window to the dining room is a 6m high curved glass enclosure, where each sheet of glass leans over further than the previous sheet, with glass fins holding it in position.