Our client bought one of the most breathtaking views in the country, and commissioned us to build him a holiday compound for his family, scattered around the globe.
The site is situated on a pre-historic sand dune overlooking the Swartvlei estuaries. We created a hill top bastion-type sandstone structure, growing out of the pre-historic dune and topped with a wide brimmed floating roof. The structure and its courts give refuge from the harsh exposed elements but also opens up to enjoy the outside spaces and spectacular views. The disappearing edge pool melts into the lagoon on the west and the sea views can be enjoyed from the east upstairs viewing platform with floating fire ring.
The design allows for large family gatherings but one can also retreat to your own private bedroom upstairs, where the large roof overhangs protect the glass walls allowing for maximum views. Sandstone, glass and wood were the only materials used creating the specific atmosphere.