Banhoek, Stellenbosch

Set high up against the Hottentots Holland mountains overlooking the Banhoek valley towards Simonsig provides the setting for a new home for a family migrating from Johannesburg to the Cape Winelands.

Historic reference to the tradition of a courtyard to the Cape Dutch farmsteads connects the main house to the cottage, framing views back up to the Hottentots Holland mountains. 

Framed views out across the valley are arranged as a series of living experiences extending out from the main house, connected by a ‘route’ that continues to the dam below, where platforms extend over the water offering refuge during the hot summer months.



Client: Private Client
Status: Proposal
Location: Stellenbosch
Principal: Greg Wright
Architect: Fico Pastor
Date: 2011

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