The Nettleton 195 house is situated in Cape Town, South Africa, designed by SAOTA’s Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects together with interior designer Antoni Associates. Since the site is fairly small and is on a dramatic slope, the design of the home had to be dispersed onto five separate floors in order to fit the entire program. Access to the home is at the midlevel point between the second and the highest floor, which results in the residence being only two stories about Nettleton Road. According to the architects, “the entry level accommodates two generous living rooms, an open-plan kitchen and a triple volume dining room. Virtually all rooms open out to adjacent terraces or garden spaces, which allows the house to fully utilize the small property. A dramatic open tread staircase and lift core, with a generous skylight creates a central spine which connects all the floors comfortably.”
“Even the lowest level, which is a predominantly double volume gallery space formed by the cavernous space below the main living level and the steep natural ground line, has generous natural light via the stairwell and skylights. This floor accommodates a cellar, large wall surfaces for the client’s art collection, pool table, bar and open media room. The next half level accommodates the staff quarters and plant room. As noted above, the second floor accommodates the main living rooms, which enjoy fantastic views, and connection to portions of gardens to the East and North. The third and fourth floor accommodates four West facing en-suite bedrooms, a triple garage, a study and the entrance hall at street level. Views and a unique set of finishes enrich the otherwise compact size of most rooms.”
Photos: Courtesy of SOATA
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