Cape Town House Makes The Most Of Its Surroundings Despite Site Constraints

Kevin Brown

Cape Town House Maximizes Surroundings Despite Site Constraints

Building on a small site is challenging but can be highly rewarding. In the case of this dual living home in South Africa, the reward comes in the form of a breathtaking ocean view. Designed and built by Abon Studio in Cape Town, the house sits on a 550-square-meter site, nestled between neighboring properties.

Cape Town House Makes The Most Of Its Surroundings Despite Site Constraints

The architects faced a major challenge in fitting a house to suit their client and respect the neighboring homes. Privacy was a concern due to the proximity of other properties. They also had to maximize privacy while capitalizing on ocean views.

However, they successfully overcame all of these obstacles.

Cape Town House Makes The Most Of Its Surroundings Despite Site Constraints
Cape Town House Makes The Most Of Its Surroundings Despite Site Constraints
Cape Town House Makes The Most Of Its Surroundings Despite Site Constraints

The small house had to expand vertically, structured on three levels. It has four bedrooms divided by a wall, creating a dual living home. Despite the small site, there is ample indoor space and a beautiful pergola that extends the living areas outside.

Cape Town House Makes The Most Of Its Surroundings Despite Site Constraints

Large windows expose the social areas to the ocean and welcome the nature inside. There is an abundance of greenery indoors, and one of our favorite decors is the staircase hall. A tall wooden fence ensures privacy for the downstairs bedrooms.

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