Montrose House by SAOTANovember 22nd, 2012 - Posted in Architecture
The Montrose House sited in unique triangular shape site in Cape Town, designed by Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects (SAOTA). The clients’ preference was towards a slick modernist environment with a definitive northern European flair. The double-winged roof, floating above the bedroom wing, and virtually glass box-enclosed living rooms, are the main architectural features.
Description from SAOTA
“The clients’ brief had a few specific requirements; orientation towards the Constantia Valley and distant False Bay, and the dramatic views up the mountains above Kirstenbosch were essential, as was the emphasis on developing the site to maximise the garden and lawn area. Following the brief the driveway was relocated to the southern boundary of the site to allow this and open up the lawns and the gardens towards the sun and mountain views. There are panoramic vistas towards the south and west from the bedrooms and living rooms; while the pool and terraces are located on the north-east side, in a courtyard protected from the Southeaster gales by the intersecting linear forms of the house.”
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