Open City recently completed the restoration of no 5 Rowan Lane, an iconic house designed by Adele Naude Santos and Antonio de Souza Santos. The house was completed in 1972 and is regarded as one of the best examples of the modern movement in Africa.
We carefully reinstated steel-framed windows and doors where they had been replaced with aluminium, repaired and reinstated large areas of terracotta tiling – specifically on the roof walkway – and planted a magnificent indigenous roof garden as was originally intended by the architects. Minor internal changes were made to the kitchen and bathrooms.
Location: City of Cape Town
Type: Alterations and Additions to Heritage Home
Size: 300 m2
Design Team: Bettina Woodward, Jeremy Woodward, Patrick Schuster
Landscape Designer: Atlanticscapes
Photography: Greg Cox
Styling: Chrizanda Botha