This earthy interpretation of the strong monumental essence of old Cape houses has both African and Asian overtones,  influenced by the clients’ extensive travels and love of the numerous exquisite hotels and resorts they have frequented.

Designed for wind-sheltered living, the series of outdoor spaces speak of leisure and reflect a soft and sophisticated resort or retreat feel. The pool is both the foreground and the backdrop to this leisure living. The house speaks of generous entertaining with a careful collection of art, furniture and objects - a home with both an international and a very personal feel.

All the rooms have excellent views. The layout allows for the flow of living to adapt to smaller and more personal spaces, or expand to the full house, incorporating the guest rooms. The kitchen is in the best position and, as with so many homes, is the place where most time is spent – this is how the clients live.

The design process benefited from a great deal of personal input from the clients who have an extensive design background, having previously run an interior design company and shop.

Photography: Johann Lourens

Franschhoek Mountain Retreat

PROJECT TEAM

 STRUCTURAL ENGINEER:
Nortje & de Villers
ndving@mweb.co.za
021 871 1323 (T)
084 571 1324 (C)
021 872 5934 (F)  

QUANTITY SURVEYOR:
Agc Quantity Surveyors
greybe@agcqs.co.za
021 870 1852 (T)
086 604 3529 (F)
083 443 5151 (C) 

CONTRACTOR:
JJ Dempers
jjdempers@telkomsa.net
021 872 1608 (T)
021 872 3772 (F)

LANDSCAPER:

Go Green
amaxwell@iafrica.com
021 852 6884 (T)

082 650 7664 (C)