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After living in this 1960s home for a few years, the owners dreamed of extending the 2-bedroom cottage towards the north, demolishing the old domestic quarters. Grobler Architects designed a new contemporary extension incorporating the front cottage footprint and integrating the two buildings into one seamless home. The owners did not need a garage, so instead, a grasscrete driveway was added to provide off-street parking via a sliding vehicular gate. An external storeroom was required for camping equipment and this was used to offer privacy to the rear garden and pool.

The new open-plan kitchen, dining, and living room were designed to slide fully open to the pool terrace. The off-shutter concrete roof offered the opportunity for a vegetable roof garden with extensive views over Sea Point towards the ocean. The old cottage was re-configured into three bedrooms with an open-plan study joining the old and new.

Grobler Architects enjoy designing bespoke joinery that is integral with the style of the architecture. We also prefer to use natural materials such as granite, oak, and concrete to offer warmth and seamless continuity.