White House, Cape Town, South Africa

25 Nov , 2018  

Located in a luxury, residential estate in Cape Town’s Constantia Valley, this home exudes sophistication with a minimalist approach. The initial architecture, conceptualised by Vivid Architects, was refined and developed by SAOTA Architecture and Design along with interior design studio ARRCC. It reveals a dramatic façade with a honed stone floor and wall slabs lending themselves to the bold aesthetic.

Taking full advantage of the myriad glass panes and open volumes, a neutral palette was selected, accentuating the stark white walls and the greenery outdoors.

In the corridor, the client’s personal art pieces become the focal accents. On the upper level, a bridge links the passageway to bedrooms and bathrooms that provide sanctuaries in their muted tones. Warm wooden wall panelling, guinea fowl feather lampshades, and patterned marble define these spaces. In the casual living space, a touch of African minimalism presides, with brown leather sofas and ottomans decorated with zebra stripes.

A slatted timber ceiling at the entrance divides the overhead space whilst simultaneously allowing light to penetrate from the skylight above. It continues in the dining room where a Venetian glass lighting feature, resembling a cascading waterfall, reflects and refracts light across the open‐plan living area.

A covered patio offers alternative options for dining, entertaining and relaxing. It is also positioned in close proximity to the swimming pool and garden.


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