Award-Winning Modern Barn-Style Home In Johannesburg Features A Cantilevered Glass Bathroom

South-African architecture studio, JVR Architects designed this barn-style home to highlight views within and outside the house. Described as a stunning sensory overload by a follower on Instagram, this home has proven to be a visually interactive experience for its owners.

A barn-style home typically refers to a residential structure designed or styled to resemble a traditional barn. This one just like most, features high ceilings, exposed beams, an open floor plan, large scenic doors and windows and has an exterior siding reminiscent of a barn. It evokes a rustic or rural aesthetic while still providing modern amenities and comforts.

Barn-style home exterior

The home was photographed by South-African photographer, Sarah De Pina, who captured the interior and exterior beautifully. When sharing the project on Instagram, she mentioned the design being a visual delight.

I absolutely love it when I get to photograph a home that is filled with different layers, with views from every angle I point my camera and this was definitely one of those homes.
I had a hard time selecting the images for the post 😆

Sarah De Pina | South African Photographer

One noteworthy feature for us in this barn-style home is the art gallery wall at the entrance hall. Through large sliding doors and a dwarf grey bench, you experience the lawned courtyard. On the other side of this bench is a gallery wall featuring four vibrant large-size figure paintings evenly spread out and highlighted by track lights.

Entrance hall with art gallery wall and grey bench
Art gallery wall in entrance hall.
Stand alone tub in open-concept bedroom
Open-concept bedroom.
Alfresco dining area
Alfresco dining area.

JVR architects made sure that through every space within this barn-style home, there’s an interesting view to be experienced. Layered textures, large windows, deep bold colours, outdoor seating areas and an intentional infusion of planting – all of these came together to make this award-winning project, a visual retreat.

Barn-style home design by JVR Architects wins award of excellence
This project was bestowed an award of excellence by The Gauteng Institute for Architecture.
Exterior view of barn-style home

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