This 104 square metre cottage in Gardens, Cape Town was renovated from scratch. To keep up with the original Cape Dutch architectural idea it was restored to its old glory from the outside. Inside we removed almost all walls and opened the space up to a loft living feeling.
Ceilings were opened, windows closed, the kitchen was removed completely and the second bedroom was converted into a study with a build in bed and an en-suite bathroom. It can be closed with a big sliding door made out of the original oregon pine what came from the wooden floors and old roof trusses. The same wood was used for the kitchen cupboard doors as a constant reminder of the original materials, former times and with respect to sustainable living.
An underfloor heating system was installed to keep the rooms warm in winter, the stoop, meant to be an extension of the interior to the outdoor living in summer was built with the same material and colors.