Lauriston Court

This beautiful Art Deco flat block sits on the ridge above Louis Botha, surrounded by trees and stone pathways. It was designed by Emley and Williamson (of Anstey’s, Wits, and Rand Club fame), and completed in 1936. The renovation aimed to restore some of the original charm of the spaces, while updating the bathrooms and kitchen to contemporary norms.

 

The designs were driven by the client’s love of strong colour and form. Focusing on geometric, colourful, patterned motifs, the bathrooms and kitchen aimed to bridge the gap between the 1930’s, 1970’s, and 2020. Replacing all the laminate flooring with recycled hardwood parquet created a cohesive floor surface, and the chosen paint colours enhanced the soft spaces, such as the beautiful bay windows.

 

Completed: 2020

Location: Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, South Africa

© Nico van Loggerenberg

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