This Bakoven house is a celebration of both the mountains and ocean with strong visual links to both. Set on a busy road, it was a challenge to maintain privacy while capitalizing on the extraordinary views. Darkened glass balustrades solved both these issues while becoming an architectural element that reflects the mountains in the building’s facade. The spaces are compact and functional, the perfect lock-up-and-go for our foreign clients. The interior set out to be a mix of moody darkened walls and warm neutrals, creating a cozy, livable space during all of Cape Town’s seasons.

Project: Villa Pietra
Location: Bakoven, Cape Town
Type: Interior Architecture
Status: Completed 2022
Project Team: Annemie vd Heever, Jane Bates, Thomas Geh
Photographer: Honeyman Films