The interior designers were asked to breathe present day style into an existing South African house, remodelled with an added top floor by SAOTA. The brief was to create a welcoming family home with inviting, child friendly spaces and strong design accents, indicating the owner’s love for design.
Dark stained ceilings seamlessly integrate the exterior into the interior and create a striking contrast with the light oak flooring which in turn is complemented by the bare, light walls.
A neutral palette with accents of colour and wooden details characterizes the open plan living level, underlining the modernist interior design. The dramatic views of Cape Town which the spacious sitting area enjoys are contrasted by the Deborah Poynton soft floral art work. A rough timber din-ing table provides a focal point and a casual dining space. Framed black and white architectural prints line the wall, reflecting the architectural work of the owner.
Directly accessible from the living area is the kitchen, custom designed by the owners, combining stainless steel surfaces with grey Duco panels and luxurious white marble. Glass pocket doors open up to a covered terrace designed for outdoor entertaining. Adjacent to the kitchen and living area is the children’s den, featuring an installation of their school craft and art on the wall which adds a playful and original element to the home.
The new top level comprises the master bedroom suite with glass pocket doors opening fully to reveal uninterrupted city views, as well as a study housing the owners’ personal library. The over-all sense of serenity is enhanced by the client’s artwork on the walls, bringing character and personality into the space. Custom joinery ensures practical and sufficient storage space.
Located on the lower floor of the house, the children’s bedrooms have lively and fun features whilst still echoing the same design aesthetic present throughout the rest of the house.
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