With rock, steel, wood and glass in ample quantities, the House Serengeti is loaded with an array of striking, eye-catching textures. The rusted steel slats outside not only provide a rugged design accent, but also an additional layer of privacy and a little extra protection from the sun. Rocks cover the walls of the kitchen, exterior walls and bedrooms, giving the home a natural look that seems all too appropriate for the Johannesburg location. Additionally, the rocks provide a natural heating element during the winter months, just as the cantilevered windows allow for sun absorption during the winter and blocking direct sunlight in the summer.
The front exterior of the home features a massive, rust-colored steel wall that can be rolled back to reveal a double-car garage. To even get to the front entrance you have to take in some of the impressive design, passing over a koi pond across a Balau timber walkway. The massive pivoting door both welcomes guests and enhances the resident's views.