In keeping with the unique local character of the natural surroundings, the architectural style of The Rest is derived from a contemporary mix of local vernacular and international styles that take advantage of the mild local climate and use local natural materials and earth colours to blend in with the surroundings.  The five architectural styles are: Barn, Verandah, Modern Rustic, Rustic Pavilion and Shaded Pavilion.

Architectural guidelines and design criteria are closely monitored by the HOA to preserve and enhance the property values within the estate. Single and double storey houses are allowed with height restrictions, with the total size of the home determined by the location and stand size. The intention is for owners to build the home of their dreams in harmony with those around them.

Barn Style

Barn style homes are well suited to the typical indoor/outdoor Lowveld lifestyle. The light and spacious open-plan rooms and double volume living areas flow onto a large veranda, giving pleasant views over the landscaped garden. Flexible design options allow for the addition of staff accommodation, a double garage and a swimming pool.

Verandah Style

Verandah style homes, with a segregated north eastern footprint, are designed to maximise the spectacular views. The light and spacious open-plan living area leads directly onto the verandah through fold-back glass doors, maximising comfortable indoor/outdoor Lowveld living. Flexible design options allow for the addition of staff accommodation, a double garage and a swimming pool.

Modern Rustic

Modern Rustic style homes are designed to maximise the spectacular views that The Rest has to offer. Generously proportioned open-plan living areas are at the heart of this home, while a large covered patio and outdoor pergola blend indoor and outdoor living. Flexible design options allow for the addition of an extra bedroom, domestic quarters, a double garage and a swimming pool.

Rustic Pavilion

Rustic Pavilion style homes offer modern, open-plan living. A series of light and spacious interconnecting rooms, conveniently connect to a secluded, shaded pavilion area that is ideal for entertaining guests and relaxing with family. This comfortable home gives a natural flow for indoor and outdoor living and offers pleasant views over the landscaped garden and unspoiled Lowveld surroundings. Flexible design options allow for the addition of an extra bedroom, domestic quarters, a double garage and a swimming pool.

Shaded Pavillion

Shaded Pavilion style homes are designed to accommodate the naturally sloping terrain and to maximise the beautiful surroundings and views. Cleverly designed to allow a seamless indoor/outdoor lifestyle, the light and spacious open-plan living area leads directly onto a large wraparound patio, ideal for relaxing family evenings and entertaining guests. Flexible design options allow for the addition of domestic quarters, a double or single garage and a swimming pool.