Mountainside House

This project is an alteration to a semi-derelict old house located in a fantastic position.

The house is perched at the top of a cul-de sac in Seapoint , and is the last house before the natural vegetation begins.

It has fantastic views over the city to the sea below , as well as opening up to the Table Mountain National Park right behind it.

The clients brief was to keep the existing roof and structure as much as possible,maintaining a quite modest footprint, while opening the house out to the fantastic views and rooting it into the special sloped mountainside location.

Essentially the client wanted a contemporary , easy to live with 'lock up and go' lifestyle , while enjoying all the benfits which the site had to offer, but without building a huge muli-storey 'MacMansion' addition.

The 3d above shows the proposed alteration as persented to the client , while the photos below show the existing building in its semi derelict state.
The plan shows the altered layout of the modest 2 bedroomed house , and also show the focus on increasing the internal/external feeling with a large covered deck on the sea (west) side of the house , while opening up the house to the east with large glazing and doors to include the mountainside above.