Apartments and Townhouses meaning of the town. Urban and compact design, city appropriate landscaping. Interior design is highlighted. Architectural modifications to existing buildings. A celebration of high impact small scale design that is often underrated.
This delightful property in Fresnaye was bought by clients who decided to approached an architect to renovate. The house, designed to sell was to now reflect the style and warmth of the new owners. Looking for experience in architecture and interiors in Fresnayethey selected JMA. The motivation to relocate was to design for more appropriate scale living and to be close to their children with their new young families. An exciting new phase of life. Time for new design influences.They wanted to customise the new property and bring in the essence of what they loved about their larger house. Get-togethers with family and friends are a big part of their lives. So a variety of home entertainment spaces and functions was required.
Spaces were reconfigured to improve open plan living – this required demolishing and changing room uses and functions. The architects perspective here was important. One of the must haves was a tasting and drinks station at home. The new cocktail bar with views of lions head resulted. Careful changes were made to lighting and ceiling design. We believe the ceiling is your fifth elevationand a crucial design element. Likewise the importance of lighting design to atmosphere.
Wall colours and finishes were considered in relation to JMA custom designed Interior cabinetry. Within this “shell” furniture pieces were selected between JMA and the clients. The result is coherent design to brief with a fresh perspective for the new phase of the clients lives.
Photography: Alecia van Aarde