Nestled in the rugged beauty of the Moordenaars Karoo, a new house has emerged, seamlessly blending traditional Karoo architecture with modern comforts. This exquisite residence, designed by the renowned Perfect + Tippett Architecture, pays homage to the rich cultural heritage of the region while offering an exclusive escape for those seeking a unique and luxurious retreat.

Nestled in the rugged beauty of the Moordenaars Karoo

The exterior of the house is a sight to behold, decorated with local lyklip cladding that complements effortlessly with the surrounding landscape. Traditional poplar roof trusses and spaansriet ceilings contribute to the authentic Karoo charm, while the thatched roofs evoke a sense of timelessness and heritage. The addition of a modern poolside deck and a latte pergola infuses contemporary elegance into the traditional design, creating a perfect blend of old and new.

traditional Karoo architecture
sugar gum pergola by the braai area

One of the standout features of this remarkable property is the sugar gum pergola by the braai area. Accurately designed by Perfect + Tippett Architecture, this pergola not only serves as a functional space for outdoor cooking but also stands as a testament to architectural ingenuity. Its intricate design and use of sugar gum wood add a touch of sophistication to the outdoor living area, making it a focal point for gatherings and relaxation.

Outside braai area pergola

Step inside, and you’ll find a captivating interior that pays homage to tradition while embracing individuality. The house’s interior design is a testament to the owner’s passion for collecting antiques, creating a space filled with character and charm. The deliberate mismatching of furniture adds a unique and eclectic flair to each room, turning the house into a living gallery of history and culture

Interior of house with thatch roofing struts
Kitchen with interior of thatch roofing

While this extraordinary house is open to the public, its exclusivity is paramount. Guests have the opportunity to book the entire house, ensuring complete privacy and an immersive experience in the heart of the Moordenaars Karoo. The exclusivity of the property enhances the sense of escape, allowing guests to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and fully immerse themselves in the tranquillity of the Karoo. Bookings will open soon.

Bedroom with thatch roofing

In the Moordenaars Karoo, where the vast landscapes and rich history converge, this new house stands as a testament to the enduring beauty of traditional architecture. With its unique blend of Karoo style, modern amenities, and carefully curated interiors, it offers an exclusive retreat for those seeking a one-of-a-kind escape. Whether lounging by the poolside deck, gathering under the sugar gum pergola, or exploring the antique-filled interiors, guests are sure to be captivated by the charm and allure of this extraordinary dwelling in the heart of South Africa.

Karoo landscape, Karoo style, modern amenities

Architect: Perfect + Tippett Architecture

Contractor: Peter Van Wyk

JNA Roofing: Pergolas, decking, roof structures, Spaansriet ceilings.

JNA Thatchers: Thatching

Photographer: Karl Rogers Photography

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