Out on the urban fringes of Durbanville, Cape Town lies the beautiful residential Clara Anna Fontein Estate 

The clients purchased a well-proportioned large property on the estate affording us the opportunity to design a large contemporary home for a young professional couple with a young family.

The love of art, working from home with ample space and large uninterrupted vistas overlooking expansive Durbanville hills beyond and the climatic conditions of the area, required a home with generously proportioned spaces with a multi-layered approach in the spatial arrangement of the spaces.

Courtyard spaces between the interior spaces allow for the continual natural circulation of airflow through the house, ensuring temperate conditions in the hot summer months.

Large family gatherings, an elevated entertainment terrace with a pool connected to covered outdoor eating areas whilst overlooking the generous landscaped garden designed for children to roam and play. 

The scale of the house is deceptively large from the road where the bulk of the house sits below road level.

Finishes are kept to a simple palette of stone , off-shutter concrete walls with warm Oak wood floors, allowing the artwork to prevail.


Client: Private
Status: Concept
Location: Durbanville, Cape Town
Principal: Greg Wright
Architect: Suzaan De Kock & Gert Coetzee
Renders: Simon Abrahams
Date: 2019

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