The site is a steep, predominately south-facing hillside with exposure to prevailing winds and its longest boundary on a busy road. To create a generous level for principal living rooms, the architects elevated the main level on a Ground floor plinth, partially set into the steep site and above the noisy road, comprising of guest bedrooms, the Gym, Study, Massage Room, Garage and auxiliary spaces. The First and Second Floors were then set back, fragmented and rotated to create a central but sheltered external terrace. A glass bridge links the upper levels’ structures. Generous overhangs, external sliding shutters and perforated steel and aluminium eaves naturally shade the facades. All doors and windows have performance glazing and are mostly full height, ensuring magnificent views for all spaces, decorated by Janine Lazard Interiors. The cantilevering concrete stairs, alongside an immense off-shutter concrete wall tapering dramatically towards its base – lead visitors into a triple volume Entrance Foyer with a welcoming sculpture set into a water-feature and, through full height glazing, glimpses of mountain beyond. North of the monolithic stairs, a faceted weathered copper bar, natural stone tops and custom laser-cut aluminium screen behind present a rich, detailed contemporary living space. The Family Room, Kitchen, Dining and Lounge are to the South and all flow seamlessly onto the centrally positioned External Terrace with a blue mosaic rimflow pool running its length. The family bedrooms are strategically positioned at the Second Floor with expansive views and their own dressing rooms, en-suite bathrooms and private balconies. The main en-suite has all white finishes complete with an outside shower and views onto the National Park. The master bedroom is set forward as if propelled towards the view of the coast whilst clerestory glazing perfectly captures another view up to the cable station and Table Mountain. A customised fireplace with a weathered Corten conical flue and polished concrete plinth, along with slick stained oak panelling and natural timber floors, complete the luxurious environment.
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