The site is positioned on the ridge below Lions Head with 270-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, Camps Bay, and the Twelve Apostles beyond. The owner’s brief was to design a flexible contemporary family residence. “The site was spectacular, requiring a design that could respond to a challenging sloped corner site and its aspects,” says Thaabe Ramabina of SAOTA.
“The aesthetic of the house — when viewed externally — is of thin steel edges to perforated eyebrows hovering above bands of full-height glazing offset against the massive and expressive concrete structure. Inside, off-shutter concrete walls retain their timber-shuttered texture and, with natural stone floors, have been sandblasted to provide warmth and texture against the more highly finished wall and ceiling finishes,” says Tamaryn Fourie, project leader.
Project interiors by Janine Lazard Interiors