Out of the Ordinary

Perched high above Cape Town, what started out as an interesting idea to revision a dated house on a dazzling site evolved into an ambitious, dramatic reinvention of the spaces and the living experience that is as inspired as it is unexpected.

‘What existed on the site was an ordinary building over two levels,’ explains architect Greg Truen of SAOTA, who designed the home. However, as construction  work commenced it would become evident that the original structure had room for improvement that would take the project in a new direction. Today the house is configured over three levels: the first accommodates public spaces (living areas, kitchen, pool deck), the second is a mix of en suite bedrooms and a study and library and, on the third floor, guest rooms, a gym and a home cinema.

Tour the home’s flawless designer details with Greg Truen.

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