Modern Waterfront House With Ensured Privacy

This gorgeous modern residence is built using concrete, wood and local stone and privacy is kept

This gorgeous modern residence is built using concrete, wood and local stone and privacy is kept

The main challenge during the construction of the house was keeping privacy because there are gorgeous views and many visitors around.  Architects responded to the challenge by designing unique structures for this modern residence located in Cape Town, South Africa.

The house was built by Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design. It offers 789 square meters of living space and its closed off front facade and the high boundary walls ensure a private and comfortable interior, hidden from anyone passing by.

The internal volumes don’t have high ceilings and they’re relatively small. They’re structured on three levels and in three main blocks, each with a different function. The first floor offers views over the street towards the sea and has cedar wood shutters that ensure privacy without completely blocking the light and the views. Gabion walls frame the garage and elevate the living spaces. At the same time, they hide the utility areas. The architects made sure to maximize the Northern exposure and to minimize solar heat gain by using drop-down screens over the glazed facades.

are paired with polished floors in the social areas and oak wood floor planks in the bedrooms. The interior design is well balanced without being bold or unusual. The simplicity of the materials involved allows the views to be enhanced and to become a part of the decor.

There's an infinity pool at the back of the house, it's framed by the yard and a raised deck

There's an infinity pool at the back of the house, it's framed by the yard and a raised deck

The circulation area is positioned on one side of the house and has glass walls that open it to the yard

The circulation area is positioned on one side of the house and has glass walls that open it to the yard

The interior is organized into three blocks, each with its own connection to the outdoors

The interior is organized into three blocks, each with its own connection to the outdoors

The interior is organized into three blocks, each with its own connection to the outdoors

The interior is organized into three blocks, each with its own connection to the outdoors

The dining area has a glazed facade that invites a panoramic view of the sea inside the house

The dining area has a glazed facade that invites a panoramic view of the sea inside the house

The ceilings are left exposed and unfinished and their ruggedness is balanced out by all the wood

The ceilings are left exposed and unfinished and their ruggedness is balanced out by all the wood

The kitchen has a clerestory window that brings natural light inside without taking up valuable space on the wall

The kitchen has a clerestory window that brings natural light inside without taking up valuable space on the wall

The kitchen island has a bar extension which can also serve as a breakfast table

The kitchen island has a bar extension which can also serve as a breakfast table

There’s a separate space that serves as a wine cellar. It has racks all the way up to the ceiling

There’s a separate space that serves as a wine cellar. It has racks all the way up to the ceiling

The bedroom suites are serene and simple, featuring a minimalist palette of colors

The bedroom suites are serene and simple, featuring a minimalist palette of colors

Sliding glass doors bring in fresh air, light and panoramic views of the sea

Sliding glass doors bring in fresh air, light and panoramic views of the sea

The private volumes of the house are sheltered by privacy screens that block unwanted views

The private volumes of the house are sheltered by privacy screens that block unwanted views

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