The decision to embark on phase two of the renovation of the home they have lived in for several years took an unexpected turn for the family “We love living here and had decided to improve the house in two phases” says the home owner. ‘But when we began investigating the second stage of the refurbishment, we realised that it would be more effective (for budgetary and practical reasons) to demolish the existing house and rebuild completely.’ They moved out and 18 months later, returned to a magnificent new home, which makes the most of the site in a quiet street overlooking a picturesque valley. SA home owner September 2017.

ARCHITECT: Arca Unlimeted
PHOTOS: South African Home Owner
YEAR: 2016
SIZE: 713 m²