Looking head-on to the courtyard and pond, the kitchen acts as a pause point between the formal and entertainment areas, as it claims a central position in the left-hand wing of the home. Its raw concrete ceiling a foil to the houseâ€™s otherwise organic elements, allowing the kitchen to claim its own identity as it leads one up its floating Caesarstone-slab staircase to the top storey. OKHA leather-and-steel â€˜Frameâ€™ barstools stand elegantly in front of the kitchen island, modest in silhouette but perhaps the best seat in the house. On the opposite end of the courtyard, in the right-hand wing of the home, and accessed via floating steps leading over the reflexion pond, the bar is a social cosmos in its own right. Leading to an enclosed firepit on one end and looking over the expansive swimming pool on the opposite side, it conjures notions of complete seclusion. A spa-pool and TV perfectly positioned for series binging make this a much-utilised part of the home.
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