This Fresnaye project involved the remodelling of an existing house. It enjoys spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill. The result is a family home with an emphasis on casual interior and exterior living. The clients furthermore requested a house that facilitated for frequent entertaining and easy lock-and-leave.
The façade of the house comprises a series of rectangular forms that both respond to the views while also creating interior interest. The lower floor houses the garage, a home theatre and a covered terrace which leads to an outdoor pool deck and spa bath. On the middle floor, you can find the main living components: a spacious white concrete-topped open plan kitchen with separate scullery as well as an entertainer-friendly dining area. Beyond the dining area, is the living space located, which includes a separate TV room. This level is connected with the outdoors via a range of covered / shady and uncovered / sunny areas.
The upper level comprises four bedrooms with the main suite enjoying a private balcony that offers the most incredible Ocean vistas. The other bedrooms enjoy equally stunning views from a slightly different angle. In the main bathroom, large format porcelain tiles were used and are complemented by lacquered, custom-designed vanities with quartz stone tops. The floating timber, glass and steel stairway connects the different levels of the house seamlessly.
The main bedroom suite was reconfigured to provide a luxurious haven for the owners complete with an automated TV lift housed in an ottoman and a striking ensuite bathroom with a sculpted bathtub placed to maximize views when bathing.