Dertien is holiday home that was build for a family of five with lots of friends. The challenge was to build a house on a small property, that would blend in with the character of the fisherman’s cottages surrounding it, that would have enough accommodation, and that would have living areas, spacious enough to accommodate large groups of people.
The house was build in an H-shape, with a front as well as a back verandah. This is the ideal shape to be able to be outside, but yet, be protected from the wind. The shutters in front of the doors and windows can be closed for security, but still allow ventilation through the house.
Simple finishes were used, creating a casual atmosphere, encouraging uncomplicated, comfortable holidays.
In the meantime, Tientjie has changed ownership and is now known as Wolfgat. Chef Kobus van der Merwe, with his own unique style, nowadays serves his amazing ‘dune food’ on the verandah with the phenomenal view.