Bakoven 1

This house represents the culmination of highly successful collaboration between ambitious clients and their architect.
The clients, a young professional couple, newly married and with plans to start a family in the foreseeable future, were clear from the outset regarding what they wanted from this project. They needed their house to meet their immediate needs upon completion with the facility to accommodate their family as it grows into the future.
It needed to respond appropriately to the the challenging constraints of their sloping site and height restrictions while optimizing layout and capturing the panorama of views at the upper levels.
The solution is a house built over 4 levels, each specific in its accommodation. At street level there is a garage for 3 cars, a double volume entrance lobby with a lift shaft for the future installation of a lift. The next level houses en-suite bedrooms 3 and 4. For now, these have been built as raw brick and concrete shells ready to receive finishes as time requires. Level 3 houses the Master bedroom suite, en-suite bedroom 2 and a study/home office/possible nursery space. There is a spacious, secure garden at the rear of the property at this level. The uppermost level contains all the main living spaces including the kitchen and scullery, a large pool deck and braai terrace for indoor/outdoor living and entertaining.
Architecturally, the house is a quiet statement in clean, contemporary design that retreats rather than imposes.