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Timber Home Caesar

Location: Pringle Bay, Overstrand
Program: Residential 
Area: 194sqm

Date: June 2023

Progress: Construction

We thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with these clients who had a clear vision for their new home in the Pringle Bay area. They were keen on blending materials like brick and timber to create a dynamic facade, juxtaposing large glass panes with timber and metal cladding. Designing the home as a double-storey was crucial to capture both the South-East Mountains and North-West Sea views. Thus, we conceptualized a U-shaped building with a protruding bedroom section to maximize natural light, views, and outdoor spaces.

The focal point of the design is the private central courtyard, leading to the main entrance and the glazed circulation core of the house. This space houses a staircase to the upper level and doors to the bedrooms and double garage, which includes a laundry area. The main bedroom wing, adjacent to the garage, features an open-plan layout with a subtle dividing wall between the bedroom and bathroom. The ensuite boasts a freestanding bath, walk-in shower, spacious vanity, and enclosed WC. Sliding doors from the main bedroom open onto a private porch with stunning mountain views.

The guest suite follows a similar open layout with a walk-in shower, enclosed WC, and vanity area. A small kitchenette serves guest needs, and sliding doors open onto their porch and braai area, providing a cozy retreat.


Going up stairs to the entertainment level, you walk into the open living area to the left with a deck towards the mountains and a small WC to the back of this area. In the centre of this area is a large kitchen with a walled off scullery and pantry space. To the right of the kitchen is a large dining area with indoor braai and a deck that faces towards the ocean views. 

Going back to our circulation core is a walkway which leads to a roof top deck space which will be partially sheltered with a pergola structure. 

On the South-West side of the house we allowed for the roof structure to drain rainwater into rainwater collection tanks. To create  privacy on the ground floor between each space we have created small planter areas which will also shade the central glazed core space. To shade the first floor windows we ensured an adequate roof overhang to prevent too much sunlight in during summer months. 


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