The single story existing free standing house forms part of a series of three heritage houses along a road in Oranjezicht, Cape Town. The Client, husband and wife, with a growing young family requested a long term family home. Contemporary life style, open plan concept and indoor/outdoor spacial relationship was essential.
The existing ground floor plan was not adequate for the space required for the brief, a new second floor was added to accommodate three bedrooms and bathrooms. The ground floor was opened up to form an open plan concept Kitchen, dining, living and family room. Ground floor spaces were opened up to outdoor space in all directions. The open plan ground floor shares a double volume space that extends to the second floor bedroom’s circulation space.
Second floor bedrooms open up to Table Mountain and City views that were now available to be enjoyed from the new extension floor