Designed by Greg Wright Architects, this personal residence is located in Tamboerskloof, a neighbourhood of Cape Town, 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 elements of the home are revealed. Looking out over the town bowl, on a transparent day one can all the best way to the Hottentots Holland mountain vary nevertheless, that is among the final issues a viewer notices from the house. The home enjoys a context the options the long-lasting Table Mountain, Lions Head and Signal Hill as a collection of dramatic backdrops from numerous viewpoints encountered all through the architectural program. Spread vertically throughout H 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 primary dwelling degree that opens onto pool, terrace and backyard. The program is capped off by a main bedroom and roof backyard-viewing terrace with nearly uninterrupted views of one of the best 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 is the personal pedestrian stairway-lane that affords the property the power to speak in confidence to the edges in addition to the road and it’s this that units the location aside from others shut by. Most 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 gives. Whilst taking advantage of the views outward, one of many main challenges was balancing the privateness of the home. A complicated 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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