- Name: Benguela Cove Home
- Style: Modern Contemporary
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 7
- Size: 4,553 sq. ft.
- Lot: 17,329 sq. ft.
- Built: 2017
Situated just above the shoreline of the Benguela Cove Wine Estate in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, the house overlooks the Botrivier Lagoon and Overberg Mountains. The 1st floor bedroom wing soars over the living areas of the house affording panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
Nature pervades the house, the seamless flow of internal floors and ceilings out into external living spaces is mirrored by the fynbos planting which stalks the edges of the internal envelope, enfolds the terraces and decks and seeps into the garden courtyard.
The considered architectural design by SAOTA and Interiors by ARRCC of this holiday house in negotiate the inherent paradox of such exposure to nature, how to shackle the extreme elements, sun, salt, rain and, in particular, high winds – whilst allowing the exceptional natural beauty of the site to pervade every space.
The setting for this house within Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, on the Botrivier Lagoon south-east of Cape Town is spectacular, a slope of indigenous fynbos vegetation runs into the broad waters of a tidal estuary bordered by mountains. Seen from the lagoon the result is a memorable composition, at once a considered response to the contours and microclimate of the site and a poetic narrative of shelter and outlook.
- Architect: SAOTA
- Designer: ARRCC
- Photography: Adam Letch
- Location: Hermanus, Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa