Elements of classic Cape Architecture with a contemporary twist have been incorporated, harmonizing with local surroundings. The result is a combination of inside and outside living with a comfortable, relaxed feel and flow.

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.

In Print feature: Southern Vines – Summer 2017

Online feature: Southern Vines

Photography: Johann Lourens