Jo’burg Heritage House Revival


Jo’burg Heritage House Revival
This is a heritage project recently completed in the old Johannesburg suburb of Saxonwold in Rosebank. Our aim was to remove years and years of badly conceived additions and alterations and replace them with new meaningful architecture that stood true to the original architects intentions. The house dates back to 1927. See original building plans and original city of JHB submission forms below:



We stayed true to the materials and techniques adopted back in the day by preserving the original architectural features such as the vast number of fireplaces etc. We used reclaimed materials to make the new additions feel more authentic and more lived in. The project was protected by local heritage laws meaning we had to prepare an application on our client’s behalf motivating why our additions would enhance the original architecture and not remove from it. Part of the application involved finding out who the original owners were back in 1927 as well as all subsequent owners thereafter.

Tip. Any building older than 60 years of age is subject to heritage approval. We have vast experience with heritage work and can assist you with your heritage project…

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A Dream House Is Born

This Blog describes the design principles adopted by the architect Sergio Chinelli during the design process of this modern contemporary South African home. It also follows the construction processes from inception to final completion

Join us on this fascinating journey to witness the birth of a dream house.

The architects final renders at design development stage

The site is located in a peaceful residential estate in the fast paced hustle and bustle of Fourways in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs. Continue reading