SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects) has designed and build Nettleton 198 in Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa.
Upon the clients request, SAOTA has re-designed a house – with the furniture and interiors provided by the OKHA Interiors – with a six-bedrooms, seven-levels that makes the most of the site, the views and the mountain. The lower levels of the existing structure were remodelled while the upper level was demolished to allow for two new levels.
The livingroom has designed as a place which can be open up onto the west and the east completely, giving the feeling of an open pavilion.
The sun defines the choice of screens, shutters and louvres that give the lower levels its distinctive appearance.
All the finishes and detailing have been very carefully considered to achieve an integrated and visually effortless whole. The exterior is clad in powder-coated aluminium, creates a very robust and precise surface finish while the interior has much warmer look was achieved by using walnut timber.
The circular entrance area is amplified by a fascinating lighting installation of backlit slumped glass.
An elegant floating timber staircase employs hanging stainless steel rods.
The interior is kept as lean and focused as possible and the selection of furniture and lighting is both graphic and strong, upon the client’s wish.
Photography by Adam Letch