Camps Bay Loft

In this project , the existing pitched tiled roof of an old Camps bay house was opened up to make a great sea-side holiday apartment.

Externally , the house , which is less than one road from the famous Camps Bay beach , had important heritage status : so the proposed additions were sensitively designed , and approved by Heritage Western Cape, to keep the existing pitch and outline of the roof , while allowing two 'dormer window' additions to add light in on two sides.
The trusses were 'cleaned up' by removing the internal timber under the structural engineers guidance , and a soundproofed timber floor inserted. The 2 large dormers allow great views of the breakers from the kitchen , a glimpse of Table mountain from the toilet , and the main living space opens onto the top of an old established jacarandah tree : which views on the sea beyond.
Internally , the architectural quality of the roof space and exposed beams was embraced to create a 'roof loft' aesthetic , while introduced elements of blues and greens make sure that the guests are always aware they are on a beach holiday , only a stones through from the surf.