A giant concrete wall with painted scenery anchors the central staircase that connects the various levels of the house and adds an interesting and unique visual. With mezzanine levels becoming popular additions in 2014 it is barely surprising to see the lovely mezzanine floor with a cozy reading nook in the corner.
The owners of this beautiful home initially wanted an interior with strong Moroccan flavor but as time went on they decided to move away from the dramatic bright colors and bold patterns in favor of a more rustic look. Soon they turned towards the traditional English style as it reminded the husband of his native country and also offered a lovely balance between the rustic and the modern.
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.
Crafted to exude a sense of grandeur by DBALP the fascinating private residence is spread across three different levels and welcomes you with a lovely walkway a fish pond and a fabulous water feature with a fountain. Combining several different textures the house transitions between open and closed spaces as each one flows into the next in an effortless manner.
Built on a budget of the modern residence is spread across two different levels with each floor adapting to the various uses of the homeowners with ease. The street façade of the house offers ample privacy while the Finnish wood panels lend a sense of inviting warmth.
There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms elegantly distributed over two stacked boxes perched on the rocky cliff. The open-plan kitchen and the living area have floor-to-ceiling windows to make sure you don’t miss the beauty of the scenery – the stunning lake and the surrounding mountains. But everything changes when you walk outside on the expansive roof decks and recharge your battery from this terrifically laid-back escape from the pressures of the real world.
To minimize the impact of the building to the site — it’s a hybrid structure made entirely of wood with some steel and very little concrete — the architects also ensured that the house is completely off the grid. Which is why independent sources of heat and electricity were added.