The main challenge in converting this contemporary Cape Dutch style family home was to introduce Scandinavian and contemporary modern lines, and successfully marry them to the existing structure.

Studio Name: Deter Architecture & Design (Pty) LTD
Design Team: Pieter Breytenbach & Marné Markram
Area: Stellenbosch
Year: Started 2014 – Completed 2016
Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Consultants: Pieter Breytenbach
Photography Credits: Liesel LeRoux Photography

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Our aim with this project was to maximise light ingress into the residence and optimise height, on what was previously an oppressively low first floor ceiling height, by exposing the truss structure.

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©Liesel LeRoux Photography
©Liesel LeRoux Photography

Additionally, changes in the plan focused on creating natural flow of spaces in the public areas and celebrating individuality through personal style in the private apartment-like spaces.


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