The ‘view’ is the most important aspect of the house and shaped its contours as architects from Gavin Maddock Design Studio ensured that every room of the home enjoys unabated access to the sight of the sand and the surf that is just a stone’s throw away.
Privacy was a key issue in shaping the overall contours of the house as the homeowners wanted a beautiful family house that kept away any prying eyes while letting in ample natural ventilation. A smart combination of skylights sliding screens with wooden slats and upper level windows were used to accomplish this task.
The foyer and the living room combine a dash of the classic Hollywood Regency look with a mid-century approach while vintage additions like bright neon signs steal the show with ease. Horizontal black and white stripes in the entrance hall vintage framed posters and a giant vase welcome you gleefully.
The main floor of the house contains the central living area along with a small dining space and sleek kitchen. Decor additions like the Moooi Random Lights and the timeless Eames chairs lend a touch of class and sophistication to the space. An elegant staircase leads to the upper level that features a bedroom and bath.
The house is a stunning example of modern architecture and peaceful island living. It was designed and built to fulfill the wishes of a young Vancouver couple with two children. Nothing is too complicated inside.
Cape Town is an amazing city that is lucky enough to have the majestic Indian Ocean to the South and the vast Atlantic flanking it on the western horizon. Nestled on a lovely secluded strip of land 90 kilometers north of Cape Town is the beautiful that charms you with an inviting open design and grand ocean views that leave you simply spellbound. With a large dune on one side of the house offering ample privacy the rear of this trendy contemporary home opens up towards the beach thanks to the expansive use of sliding glass doors.
Sustainable design and green home architecture are much more than a mere compilation of the latest smart home technology that saves up on energy. Design planning and the overall silhouette of the house also play a pivotal role in shaping the power and resource consumption of the structure.