ALTERATION FRESNAYE, CAPE TOWN:  Patios by Grobler Architects

A beautiful mediterranean contemporary house in Cape Town

Ritika Tiwari Ritika Tiwari
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Do you want to decorate your house in contemporary style but think that it might be too common? Then, you can maybe give it a Mediterranean touch like this house in Cape Town. In this article, we will guide you through a Mediterranean contemporary house, which is minimal but gorgeous in its own way.

1. Entrance

The detailed tiles add character to the entrance and a touch of warmth.

2. Mid-century Mediterranean exteriors

White Mediterranean exteriors keeps the house cool throughout the hot South African summers.

3. Big windows for natural light


A glimpse of what the beautiful Mediterranean contemporary house.

4. Hallway


Mediterranean tiles continue into the hallway meeting the contemporary kitchen. Carpeted stairs are a surprise element.

​ 5. Living room

Just like Mediterranean summers, the living room is bright and colorful. The furnace and wood logs give it a rustic look. 

6. Kitchen

Camouflaging the cabinets as walls is a brilliant idea for a small kitchen.

7. Seating arrangement


Enjoy breakfast at the breakfast bar in kitchen and other meals at the formal dining table.    

8. Kitchen window

Perfect way to keep an eye on the children in the backyard as you cook and wash dishes.

9. Formal dining room

The simple wooden dining table, black chairs, and chandelier are the perfect example of Mediterranean design meets contemporary art.

10. Mediterranean touch

Light pink door of the guest bathroom is a cute addition to the dining area.

11. Bathroom


Color of the door is carried inside keeping the Mediterranean touch.

12. Marble sink

Marble sink adds modernity to the mid-century interiors.

13. Windows of living room

Huge windows to let as much natural light inside as possible.

14. Brick wall

The hallway brick wall gives it a very rustic and homely feel.

​ 15. Master bedroom

Decently sized with big windows, the master bedroom has minimal design with Mediterranean tiling in the bathroom.

​ 16. Open transition

Open transition of the master bedroom into bathroom makes the place more intimate.

17. Bunk beds for children

Since it is a small house, bunk beds are an excellent idea for the children’s bedroom.

18. Children’s bathroom

The children’s bathroom is simple and the walls are tiles since they can spill water everywhere.

​ 19. Terrace

Sliding glass doors for the terrace entry are perfect for letting more natural light in.

20. Work area

Contemporary with a dash of touch, this is where all the magic happens.

21. Beautiful view

South Africa is known for its mountains and this view is the perfect example to it.

​ 22. Terrace attached to master bedroom

Enjoy morning tea or coffee with your partner on this huge wooded terrace before the day kicks in.

23. Wooded backyard

You can set up an outdoor sitting area when guests are over and also host a barbeque night.

24. Swimming pool

The best way to beat the South African summer is taking a dip into your very own swimming pool.

25. Wood and greens

Since there is no backyard space available, grow trees on your house and have a small manicured garden for a picnic with kids.

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