Designed by Greg Wright Architects, this personal residence is located in Tamboerskloof, a neighbourhood of Cape City, South Africa.
Description by Greg Wright Architects The property on which this home stands enjoys a singular place in a fairly cul-de-sac in Tamboerskloof. Bounded on one aspect by a pedestrian stair and pathway it’s this delicate issue that unlocks the potential inside the property and the exceptional vistas skilled from almost all points of the home are revealed. Searching over the town bowl, on a transparent day one can all the best way to the Hottentots Holland mountain vary nevertheless, that is likely one of the final issues a viewer notices from the house. The home enjoys a context the options the long-lasting Desk Mountain, Lions Head and Sign Hill as a collection of dramatic backdrops from numerous viewpoints encountered all through the architectural program. Unfold vertically throughout 5 ranges, this system consists of garages on the backside, a personal research on the entrance degree, bedrooms above that, earlier than one arrives on the fundamental dwelling degree that opens onto pool, terrace and backyard. This system is capped off by a main bedroom and roof backyard-viewing terrace with nearly uninterrupted views of the most effective the town bowl has to supply. Interspersed amongst the outside terraces and open plan dwelling areas, the collection of bedrooms and intimate courtyard gardens supply a various vary of areas that present personal and personally scaled counterpoints to the grandeur of the land- and cityscape past the boundaries of the property. It’s the personal pedestrian stairway-lane that affords the property the power to confide in the edges in addition to the road and it’s this that units the location aside from others shut by. A lot of the neighbouring properties have views which are targeted outwards throughout their road frontage solely, however the lane leads to the perimeter of the property that’s unbounded by adjoining buildings growing by about 200% when in comparison with its neighbours; add to that the elevation the property enjoys and the resultant is a singular mixture with only a few rivals within the way of life and dramatic backdrop it presents. While benefiting from the views outward, one of many main challenges was balancing the privateness of the home. A posh layer of degree modifications, planted landscaping and screens serves to filter views each inward and outward and complement the daring robust architectural types that make up the respective ranges of the constructing.
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