Marvão (voice over script for Audi Snÿman Interior Design)
This spacious hilltop mansion, set on a one hectare stand in a sought after estate, was built to incorporate the blissful panoramic views into its interior spaces. It’s lush green garden and rolling lawns serve as a pedestal to this trophy home, that was modernised and refurbished in 2019.
The interior design, undertaken by Audi Snÿman, combines sophistication with playfulness; comfort and luxury with practical function; and impact with warmth. The result is a 1 650m² home, with beautifully designed spaces that invite you to live, work and play in.
Feature pieces at the entrance and double volume entrance hall include bronze statues and a grand piano. Further visual impact is created by the customised black and white art pieces that speak of family, as well as a passion for travel and an adventurous spirit – an element that is an essential part of this home’s character.
The unique private residence with its free-flowing and comfortable living, entertainment and communal areas has been furnished and decorated to cater for those who love to entertain and host. The beautiful 180 degree view of a nature reserve and dam is mirrored and matched by the beauty of its interior design.
The sleek and modern kitchen, with its imported top-of-the range AGA stove and a beautiful oversized natural Minger wood worktop, invites culinary exploration and excellence.
The neutral palette throughout the house creates the perfect canvas to allow striking features to shine, and is complemented by oriental rugs and other treasures, beautiful textiles, and splashes of colour throughout.
The luxurious main bedroom provides a grand retreat with its pyjama lounge, private dressing room and en-suite that boasts inside and outside showers. A backlit onyx slab mounted behind the luxury bath is a focal point that brings both dramatic effect and warmth into the room.
A further feature artwork in the main bedroom overlooks the king-sized bed. A beautiful wall mural on the other side of this spacious room reinforces the idea of being cocooned in a magical forest. The splashes of teal further link the exterior to this interior sanctuary.
This level of detail and immersion is apparent in all five large-scale bedrooms in this house, two of which include customised wallpaper that reinforce the playful and adventurous theme.
As one moves through the house the theme of practical function and comfort and luxury is apparent: throughout its two offices, its indoor heated pool, the outside patios, fire pit and pool area…all the way through to the toy storage and workshop with its epoxy coated floor and four-poster lift. This versatile space is truly a hobbyists dream.
On a practical level, this home’s state-of-the-art automation system is modular, to allow expansion. The house is sustainable, with solar panels and an inverter system to provide back up, solar geysers and a water storage tank system.
This five-bedroom, spacious mansion is a one-of-a-kind, well-rounded luxury property that exudes boundless character and personality that have been brought to life by the professional touch of interior designer, Audi Snÿman.2