The Alphen Estate, a very important heritage site in Cape Town, built new townhouses as lock-up-n-go investments. Their slogan is “Where 21st-century luxury embraces centuries-old charm”... but they never saw our client coming!

Harald Lochotzke, a developer from Germany, bought such a townhouse with the vision of transforming it completely. We could not change any of the exterior (as it had to blend with the historic style of the estate) but the interior is all completely new. We removed virtually all the internal walls and every level - every room in fact - got its own distinct character and identity.

The ground floor is an open plan living with a dark and dramatic feel - this then opens up to a compact but fantastic, light, airy and landscaped garden with an outside shower and sauna. The middle level has two very unique, funky, fun and colourful en-suite bedrooms and the top level is ‘heaven’ - with light colours and cedarwood finishes.

Our client worked closely with us and the builder on-site to ensure everything was as he wanted. All fittings were specially chosen and are very ‘designer-like.’ Walking in there, one cannot help but smile, which is what we were doing all project long.

Comments from Nicholas Whitehorn: "I have worked with Jenny on a few projects in Cape Town as a landscape consultant and designer. I find her passion and appreciation for complimenting gardens with her designs quite refreshing and stimulating. Jenny has a natural need to want to combine urban living spaces with green sanctuaries in harmony with each other.

In Print features: Habitat July / August 2016 | Online Features: Jul Aug 2016 Feature
Photography: David Ross Photography | Photography Styling: Kate Boswell