This Victorian Villa dates back to 1904 and occupies a large, steeply sloping site spanning two roads. In order to create a better relationship between the house and its surrounds we have designed a series of strategic interventions in the garden.

We introduced a series of low terraces that allow a visual connection to a large pepper tree at the top of the site, indigenous planting and a swimming pool. In addition, we have completely redesigned the loft bedroom that was added in 1997. The existing dormer windows are transformed into square French style dormers to better frame the views and create a contemporary plywood interior.

Location: Tamboerskloof, Cape Town

Type: Residential

Size: 200 m2

Status: Under construction

Design Team: Bettina Woodward, Duncan Fraser, Patrick Schuster & Nikki Onderstall

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