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Sculptural home is a modern art form

This corten steel and rock dwelling was constructed in 2002 by South African based architecture firm studioMAS. Westcliff Estate is located on a site that offers expansive views of Johannesburg and the Magaliesburg beyond. The landscape is interconnected with the building structure with its squat, mushroom shaped columns that are supporting a swimming pool above. This modernistic building features giant stone walls and large open spaces surrounded by a natural environment of grass and trees.

The sculptural and beautifully executed columns, frame the view to the living room, the terrace, the swimming pool and the panorama beyond. With the electronically removable glass facade to the north, one has the uninterrupted panorama of the world’s largest man-made forest as a work of art to view across a gymnastically poised spillover pool. A dramatic slide-away roof also becomes a climatic device in winter to gather the warmth of the sun and cool summer breeze.

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