Restio River House in Pringle Bay

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Restio River House in Pringle Bay

Luxury Real Estate Development in South Africa – design by SAOTA, Architects

20 Mar 2018

Restio River House

Design: SAOTA

Location: Pringle Bay, South Africa

Restio River House

Restio River House in Pringle Bay

The architecture is clean and robust. It has a gravitas to it. The materials are hard wearing and resistant to the tough coastal climate and its winds that periodically sweep the bay. The planning of this SAOTA-designed family holiday home is nuanced and sophisticated, built to fully grasp the daily rituals of holiday living.

Restio River House in Pringle Bay

The individual open-plan rooms flow seamlessly, forming one extended living zone and central space. The welcoming kitchen and lounge area is at the centre, with a sofa in the kitchen large enough to seat the entire family. The living rooms have a direct relationship and the flow between these spaces add a unique dynamic to the house. A sense of mystery is created through the various spaces glimpsing each other.

Restio River House in Pringle Bay

Five years of living on the property before building, presented insights to the complexities of the site. This came with an opportunity to study and carefully consider the relationship of the house to the sun path. The house faces due north with a large stairwell that floods morning light into the kitchen area. The westerly facades of lounge and terrace look towards Cape Point, the most southerly tip of Cape Town’s False Bay, and offers fantastic haloed sunsets in the early evening.

Restio River House in Pringle Bay

The character and interior architecture of the kitchen area demonstrate a fresh approach to living. With the addition of some custom made pieces from ARRCC interiors – including the sofas and dining table in neutral tones – the house is geared to the enjoyment of weekends away. There is a sophisticated eclectic mix of easy-living and comfortable furniture. Shades of white and grey fabrics are accented with original Moroccan Berber rugs and colourful kelims, complimented with solid French oak coffee tables and lacquered round timber stools.

Restio River House in Pringle Bay

The use of soft leathers, white linens and rich textures create an immediate sense of calmness.

Restio River House in Pringle Bay

A warm but playful and quirky element to the home is added with the likes of the punched brass cladding to the lounge fireplace as well as the graphic lighting installation from Flos. The dining room features a custom-made table by James Mudge that is accentuated by the Lindsey Adelman pendant light. The black Magis chairs are softened with sheepskin throws.

Restio River House in Pringle Bay

Artwork has been carefully curated and include artists such as Deborah Poynton and Albert Coertse. The art is limited to key areas of the home for maximum impact. The neutral colour palette and modest furniture pieces of the bedrooms allow the incredible views to be the focus as ever-changing artwork each day.

Restio River House in Pringle Bay

Behind the scenes, the home is technologically enhanced with the latest audio lighting and systems that can be automated for time of day – with the beauty being in the understatement and absence of seeing it. Finishes to the home include the use of terrazzo floors. Beach house style is integrated with modern finishes, in the likes of the marble-layered panels that extend up the bathroom walls.

Restio River House in Pringle Bay

Built at good elevation with lots of access to the surrounding fynbos, the natural choice for landscaping was to incorporates as much indigenous vegetation as possible – surrounding the house and in the internal courtyard. The addition of three iconic South African trees – Milkwood, Coral trees and Waterberries – make this an iconic, true-to-style South African family holiday home.

Restio River House in Pringle Bay

Restio River House, Pringle Bay – Building Information

Project Location: Pringle Bay, South Africa
Architects & Interior Architects: SAOTA
Project Architects: Riaz Ebrahim
Consulting Engineers: Moroff & Kühne
Interior Design: ARRCC and Home Owner

Restio River House in Pringle Bay

Photographer: Adam Letch

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