ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. South Africa
  5. SAOTA
  6. 2011
  7. Nettleton 199 / SAOTA

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA

  • 01:00 - 2 April, 2012
Nettleton 199 / SAOTA
Nettleton 199 / SAOTA, © Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

© Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Architect

    SAOTA - Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
  • Project Team

    Greg Truen, Stefan Antoni, Teswill Sars
  • Interior Design

    OKHA Interiors
  • Main Furniture Supplier

    OKHA Interiors
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

   

© Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

“The brief was to create a building that maximised the connection with the view and the sea, create a garden on the mountain side of the site and to minimise views over neighbouring buildings,” says Greg Truen, Project Partner. The site is positioned on the side of Lion’s Head and has fantastic views over the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

© Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

The decision was to create a double volume space at the top of the site that could connect the garden court to the east, while also taking advantage of the views over the ocean to the west. The entrance hall is a dramatic, vertical space and provides a counterpoint to the living spaces. The volume of this large area is modulated by the floor which has two levels, and by the bedroom floor which floats into the space and is hung from the roof.

1st floor plan
1st floor plan

This element, which has a soft s-curve, contains the master bedroom and its ancillary spaces are separated from the living room double volume by a set of walnut shutters. “The building provides a volumetrically dramatic and dynamic interior space on a grand scale. The objective of the interior décor was to create a softer and intimate counterpoint whilst not jeopardising the clean, geometric lines of the architecture.

© Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

These elements can harmoniously co-exist and work off each other,” says Adam Court of OKHA Interiors. By utilising a broad base of textures and finishes, the décor feels natural and subtly organic, comfort being of paramount importance at all times; the overall ambiance is one of calm and serenity.

Cite: "Nettleton 199 / SAOTA" 02 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/221460/nettleton-199-saota/>
Read comments

48 Comments

Maximus · September 14, 2012

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hungoree · July 02, 2012

#ArchitecturePorn http://t.co/FaF1XKTh Another house that should be down here on Maui

Cam Degelia · April 30, 2012

just kidding here&#39s another

Neil Fancourt · April 18, 2012

http://t.co/Lb8QogCa ultimate Dream Home - too bad it&#39s in South Africa!

Arqto. Luiz Marques · April 09, 2012

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA http://t.co/8u0dKyaS

Alternative Design · April 09, 2012

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA | ArchDaily http://t.co/O7yFh6z9 via @archdaily

Michaël Blockx · April 06, 2012

As if Capetown weren&#39t cool enough already, this apt just made it cooler: http://t.co/nKAEy5pR More pics @ http://t.co/VmCpT1wq

Heidi Theunissen · April 04, 2012

As if Capetown weren&#39t cool enough already, this apt just made it cooler: http://t.co/nKAEy5pR More pics @ http://t.co/VmCpT1wq

Kenneth Nevor · April 04, 2012

As if Capetown weren&#39t cool enough already, this apt just made it cooler: http://t.co/nKAEy5pR More pics @ http://t.co/VmCpT1wq

Martin Tokyo · April 04, 2012

As if Capetown weren&#39t cool enough already, this apt just made it cooler: http://t.co/nKAEy5pR More pics @ http://t.co/VmCpT1wq

Elizabeth I · April 04, 2012

As if Capetown weren&#39t cool enough already, this apt just made it cooler: http://t.co/nKAEy5pR More pics @ http://t.co/VmCpT1wq

Warmboard, Inc. · April 04, 2012

As if Capetown weren&#39t cool enough already, this apt just made it cooler: http://t.co/nKAEy5pR More pics @ http://t.co/VmCpT1wq

Jime Armand-Ugon · April 04, 2012

As if Capetown weren&#39t cool enough already, this apt just made it cooler: http://t.co/nKAEy5pR More pics @ http://t.co/VmCpT1wq

pegayx1 · April 04, 2012

As if Capetown weren&#39t cool enough already, this apt just made it cooler: http://t.co/lae4mKrg More pics @ http://t.co/iXDQGklH

Luke Williams · April 04, 2012

As if Capetown weren&#39t cool enough already, this apt just made it cooler: http://t.co/nKAEy5pR More pics @ http://t.co/VmCpT1wq

Ernest Gjakova · April 04, 2012

As if Capetown weren&#39t cool enough already, this apt just made it cooler: http://t.co/nKAEy5pR More pics @ http://t.co/VmCpT1wq

p_PLUSDesigns · April 04, 2012

As if Capetown weren&#39t cool enough already, this apt just made it cooler: http://t.co/nKAEy5pR More pics @ http://t.co/VmCpT1wq

jesse james woodworking · April 03, 2012

Fantastic web site. Plenty of helpful information here. I'm sending it to a few pals ans also sharing in delicious. And naturally, thanks to your effort!

Yunha Bae · April 03, 2012

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA | ArchDaily http://t.co/MpP1cU61

stephen silvestri · April 03, 2012

very very nice... Nettleton 199 / SAOTA | ArchDaily http://t.co/wUaUfY0n via @archdaily

Geoff Simpson · April 03, 2012

This house...I WANT! http://t.co/WaCksmWB

Levi putt · April 03, 2012

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA http://t.co/JUVtTlAM #architecture

bianca jalba · April 03, 2012

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA | ArchDaily http://t.co/0GBUAoA2 via @archdaily

Mark Bullivant · April 03, 2012

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA http://t.co/JUVtTlAM #architecture

Irina · April 03, 2012

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA | ArchDaily http://t.co/B00gM91A via @archdaily

AllAboutDoor&Windows · April 03, 2012

Can&#39t tell if this Cape Town home has the cleanest windows in the world or if it&#39s completely open. #AMAZING #oceanview http://t.co/pzJzhStC

Keng KSPstudio · April 03, 2012
A T · April 02, 2012

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA | ArchDaily http://t.co/pB6QhijN via @archdaily

Marc Jooste · April 02, 2012

Pretentious architecture!!
One bedroom for the master and 3 bedrooms for staff! Obviously the owner doesnt have many friends or family!

Marc Jooste · April 02, 2012 07:35 PM

Sorry... didnt see the ground floor plan.
I still think it's pretentious

MOCO LOCO · April 02, 2012

Nettleton 199 by SAOTA @ArchDaily http://t.co/mqTwhyhM

esther huang · April 02, 2012

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA | ArchDaily http://t.co/bIWUF81V via @archdaily

öznur PINAR · April 02, 2012

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA | ArchDaily http://t.co/sYoqSKaS via @archdaily

Jelena Seslija · April 02, 2012

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA http://t.co/Whl91EEP

Hookie62 · April 01, 2012

RT @ArchDaily: Nettleton 199 / SAOTA http://t.co/JafifwGF #architecture

SAOTA · April 01, 2012

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA | ArchDaily http://t.co/sYoqSKaS via @archdaily

SAOTA · April 01, 2012

Keep seeing this house around. It&#39s pretty rad. RT @ArchDaily: Nettleton 199 / SAOTA http://t.co/lqjkEbMA #architecture

Ayse Teke · April 01, 2012

RT @ArchDaily: Nettleton 199 / SAOTA http://t.co/79J3KFli #architecture

amanda kobeshimi · April 01, 2012

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA http://t.co/JUVtTlAM #architecture

213design · April 01, 2012

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA http://t.co/JUVtTlAM #architecture

lupi716 · April 01, 2012

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA http://t.co/JUVtTlAM #architecture

Lao Y · April 01, 2012

RT @ArchDaily: Nettleton 199 / SAOTA http://t.co/ZbqwjOzg #architecture

Konrad Hamala · April 01, 2012

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA http://t.co/0OXKEpox #architecture

Santi Maggio Savasta · April 01, 2012

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA http://t.co/PzDLfDv9 #Architecture #Architettura

Manuel Gonzalez ?. · April 01, 2012

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA http://t.co/8bNDNnCf

architecture rmutsb · April 01, 2012

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA http://t.co/JUVtTlAM #architecture

Jared E Wright · April 01, 2012

Keep seeing this house around. It&#39s pretty rad. RT @ArchDaily: Nettleton 199 / SAOTA http://t.co/lqjkEbMA #architecture

Charlotte Chung · April 01, 2012

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA http://t.co/JUVtTlAM #architecture

Sara Pernambuco · April 01, 2012

Nettleton 199 / SAOTA http://t.co/JUVtTlAM #architecture

···

Comments are closed

Read comments