Architecture & design

HOUSE ON THE HORIZON: The Cape Town villa with a view

One of ARRCC’s latest ventures, Horizon Villa is a five-bedroom villa set seaside in Bantry Bay, Cape Town. Boasting an unbeatable view of the Atlantic, this family home’s classic materials, open feel and pops of colour create a contemporary modern home that wouldn’t be out of place in any interior magazine.

 

© Adam Letch

Open concept

Together with architects SAOTA, ARRCC’s Bantry Bay project successfully marries the feeling of modern luxury with a comfortable space for a young family. Apropos to its location with sweeping ocean views, the creative team focused on designing a space that allows for the residents to enjoy both the comforts of indoors as well as the unbeatable weather, cool ocean breeze and prime location.

The two living levels centre around a double-height space that adds a dramatic and dynamic element to the core of the home. As one moves from indoors to out, one is greeted with a garden courtyard complete with water features and a sculpture. Perfect for a family that loves to entertain, a glass-fronted wine cellar adds an additional talking point, tucked below the master bedroom’s private study.

 

© Adam Letch

© Adam Letch

Active and passive

The interior boasts a large open living, kitchen and dining space within one central zone, in which the family spends the majority of its time. As the secondary focus was space to entertain, it is slightly more dramatic in nature and situated down on the level below, with space to accommodate a large number of visitors.

 

© Adam Letch

© Adam Letch

 

The exterior cleverly allows for a balance between active and passive, the active being areas in which the clients can enjoy the sun and shade in and around the pool, while the passive represents a covered space complete with a generous bar and outdoor braai (South African BBQ) area within an entertainment lounge. The inclusion of a gazebo adds sheltered space, allowing for the young family to enjoy the ocean views whatever the weather.

 

© Adam Letch

 

Source: Amazing Architecture

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