Dream house architecture by SAOTA located in Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa.
In 2014, a team of SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects) has completed this dream house located in Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa. Their brief was to design a flexible modern family home on a spectacular but challenging site.
The property is situated on the ridge below Lions Head. This place provides exceptional 270° views of the Atlantic Ocean and Camps Bay as well as the Twelve Apostles beyond. In order to create a generous space for all main living rooms, the architects decided to elevate the main level on a plinth. This level comprises guest bedrooms and secondary spaces such as a gym, a studio, and the garage. First and second floors were fragmented and rotated, which forms a central but sheltered external space with a spacious patio and pool. A glass bridge connects the fragmented areas at the upper level and allows sunlight to shine between the bedroom wings and into the central areas of this beautiful home.
Team members: Philip Olmesdahl, Tamaryn Fourie, Thaabe Ramabina
Interior design: Janine Lazard Interiors