houses

house #9 - a clean start


Styling Jeanne Botes Photographs Greg Cox WHEN October 2012 ISSUE Indoor Outdoor WHERE Higgovale, Cape Town WHAT With its owner a respected structural engineer with a clear vision for his dream family home, it’s little wonder this striking dwelling checks the boxes when it comes to its design and the lifestyle it affords its occupants. In what was a complete rebuild of the previous house, two architecture firms were brought on board, SAOTA and Three14 Architects, which handled its conceptual and more detailed aspects respectively. The result is a multi-level abode in off-shutter concrete and glass juxtaposed with natural stone and raw, rough timber, with a spectacular outlook over the city. With its welcoming central kitchen and multiple entertainment areas, a sense of easy-going conviviality pervades. WHO Craig and Colleen Sutherland BY Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects (SAOTA), saota.com; Three14 Architects, three14.co.za; Sutherland Multidisciplinary Engineers, sutheng.co.za.