country, houses

house #6 - second nature

Styling Retha Ericksen; Photographs David Ross


WHEN July 2012

ISSUE Renovations

WHERE Nature’s Valley, Garden Route

WHAT A thoughtful renovation has transformed a charmless face-brick holiday house into a spacious, contemporary veranda home. With its existing excellent elevation, and unspoilt sea and mountain views, Kobus Nieuwoudt of Nieuwoudt Architects subtracted only what was absolutely necessary, opening up the ground floor interior and enhancing its flow, while adding a covered patio to the master bedroom on the upper storey and a new, gently pitched roof. Inside, wood cladding on the walls and exposed trusses subtly echo the wooded environment, while a serene palette references the ocean and lagoon. With a relaxed holiday feel, it’s the ultimate escape for its Limpopo-based owners.

BY Nieuwoudt Architects, nieuwoudt-architects.co.za.