Easy Entertaining and Unwinding in Suburban Johannesburg by Antoni Associates

Easy Entertaining and Unwinding in Suburban Johannesburg 01


Upon entering Coronation 18, a contemporary design by Antoni Associates, your first quandary may well be which luxury to enjoy first! This home, located in the suburb of Sandhurst, is noted by the designers as “a superb entertainment venue as well as a spacious family home,” and the reasons for such billing become obvious as you peruse your options. Relax in a living room with a wall of glass behind the couches and chairs and enjoy the changing light, feathery foliage, and stars by night. Should that not provide sufficient “unwinding,” a pool beckons, complete with stepping stones, infinity edge, and comfy loungers within a paneled alfresco alcove. Or, for pulling out all the stops, a private relaxation spa is tucked within one bath, with just the slightest sliver of window for sunlight or moonlight on your meditative experience.


Want something a little more active? The house includes a state-of-the-art movie theater — just add popcorn. And, of course, enjoy the hospitality of a handy bar, just steps from the open-plan dining room and kitchen for convivial meal preparation over a friendly glass of wine. The private areas of the house afford just as many pampering touches: master bedroom and living areas open onto the outdoors, brightening serene neutrals of wood grain, white, and sand with vivid green palm fronds — and just a glimpse of a cluster of white chairs on the deck. Abstract art touches grace living room carpets and bathroom trim…but overall, the effect of Coronation 18 is serenity, a laid-back, comfortable approach to life and leisure that is one with nature.







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Written by Janet Butler

Janet W. Butler is a freelance writer, editor, and editorial consultant by day and a “small soprano” by night. An RWA Golden Heart Winner, she is the author of the inspirational romance From the Ashes (“the best little book no one’s ever heard of”), published by SANDS Publishing in 2001; and a romantic suspense, Voice of Innocence, from Desert Breeze Publishing. She is a Chicago native transplanted to northeast Indiana, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and Cassandra “Trouble” Butler, S.R.C. (Spoiled Rotten Cat).

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