Set against the green forested mountains of Hout Bay, a holiday home—to a Dutch family—required extensive interior and exterior renovation. The aim was to refresh by replacing with local materials and hand-made products to enhance the experience of being in Cape Town and surrounded by nature. The outdoor overgrown garden was landscaped with lush indigenous vegetation amidst stone steps and the terrace was opened up to access the garden and the pool area.
The natural sandstone tiles are laid in staggered format to soften any linear concepts.
A place to rest.
Patio is overgrown and usable space is limited.
Space to be immersed in the shade and to absorb the beauty of the indigenous tiered garden.
Simplicity of design for the Balau timber pergola structure and bench seating.
Natural mountain stone laid in the newly landscaped terraced garden with gentle pathways.
Organic shaped ceramic vessels form part of the objet's d'art to the garden.
An unused fountain and irregular floor paving.
A sketch illustrating the proposed design for approval.
A minimalist approach creates a sense of calm.
Indigenous pin cushion proteas thriving in the vegetation.
A Balau pergola with latte poles offer cross hatch shade to evoke the texture of woven baskets.
Festive lighting to the pergola and each replanted Aloe are individually illuminated.