House Silverboomkloof - Somerset West

Designed and delivered by Henk Marais & Joshua Putz

Sensitivity towards this unique site whilst making the most of the breathtaking views was the first instruction received from the client..  Situated on the south facing slopes of the Silverboom Kloof meant that dealing with the prevailing south-easterly wind and allowing as much northern sunlight into the house.  This informed the positioning of the rooms as well as the 3 dimensional design solution.  This is an entertainer's dream house, with a south facing covered patio with 180 degree uninterrupted views of the ocean and mountains for summer days, as well as a north facing covered terrace with stunning easterly mountain views for those perfect winter days.  All bedrooms take full advantage of the breathtaking southerly views whilst high level north facing windows provides ample solar gain.  All elements of this house were custom designed to meet with the client's exquisite taste and very high standards.

Client Feedback :

Connect Architects immediately understood my needs, both aesthetically and from a spacial requirements perspective. So often the living flow in a house is not ideally set out. In their case they did an exceptional job of simplistically connecting the key living spaces, making maximum use of the views the property provided, while enabling maximum sunlight into every room in the house. Their understanding of my preferences regarding colour and texture was excellent. I would recommend this team to any client who wants clever functionality combined with timeless elegance in their home.

Carl.