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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of South African Houses. We aim to include properties that are of top quality.

We cover completed homes and new property designs across South Africa. The focus is on contemporary South Africa properties.

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Featured South Africa Properties, chronological:

8 Nov 2017
House Invermark – Awarded 2017 CIFA Commendation, Cape Town
Design: SAOTA Architects
House Invermark
photo : Stefan Antoni

House Invermark
Located in the leafy suburb of Higgovale, set below the iconic Table Mountain, House Invermark overlooks the city and harbour of Cape Town. Forty seven years after receiving a medal for excellence, House Invermark has been awarded a prestigious Commendation from the Cape Institute for Architecture (CIfA), in recognition of noteworthy contributions to architecture.

Firth Albizia House, Simbithi Eco Estate, Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal – 6 Oct 2016
Design: Metropole Architects
Albizia House
photograph : Grant Pitcher

The architects were commissioned to design a contemporary family home on a one acre site, situated at the end of a spur, in Simbithi Eco-Estate. The client desired a home with an overriding sense of simplicity but with a high degree of sophistication.

Firth 114802 Residence – 13 Dec 2015
Design: Three14 Architects
Firth 114802 Residence
photo : Adam Letch

Designed for a young family in the suburban area of Rondebosch, Cape Town, this house sits on an elongated site with views towards Devil’s Peak and The Back Table, which is the south-eastern edge of the iconic Table Mountain.

Hillside House, Western Cape – 11 Nov 2015
Design: GASS Architecture Studios
Hillside House South Africa
photo : Kate Del Fante Scott

Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains in Stellenbosch and nestled between rolling vineyards, a small granite hill and a river below, Hillside House is simultaneously arresting and juxtaposed and fits flawlessly into its surroundings.

OVD 919 Residence in Bantry Bay – 26 Oct 2015
Design: SAOTA
OVD 919
photo : Adam Letch

The Brief was to create a spectacular home which encapsulated the expansive 360 degree mountain and sea views. Though views out were paramount this needed to be carefully balanced with the required privacy from within.

Kloof Road House in Johannesburg
Design: Nico van der Meulen Architects
Kloof Road House
photo : David Ross / Barend Roberts

Located at the foot of a nature reserve in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, Kloof Road House is the latest project by Nico van der Meulen Architects.

Aloe Ridge House – 18 Aug 2014
Design: Metropole Architects
Aloe Ridge House
photograph : Grant Pitcher

Under the leafy canopy of an immense Albizia Tree nestles Aloe Ridge House, a 300sqm contemporary home in the Eden Rock Estate on Kwa Zulu Natal’s South Coast of South Africa.

Harker Street House, Plettenberg Bay – 19 Sep 2014
Design: Greg Wright Architects
Harker Street House
photograph from architects studio

Sited on an exceptionally steep piece of land on the bluff above the bay the challenge for the architects was how to make a beach house “live” across a vertically driven program.

Pearl Bay Residence, Pearl Bay, Yzerfontein – 15 Aug 2014
Design: Gavin Maddock Design Studio
Pearl Bay Residence
photo : Adam Letch

Sites like this don’t come much more spectacular: taking full advantage of the ocean views and responding to the coastal dune context, it as ‘a glorious site’.

Sprecher House, Hangklip – 11 Aug 2014
Design: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Sprecher House
photo : SAOTA – Stefan Antoni

The owner’s brief was to design a house inspired by its indigenous surroundings, which is part of the recently established Sea Farm Private Nature Reserve.

House Sed in Bryanston, Johannesburg – 7 Jul 2014
Design: Nico van der Meulen Architects
House Sed in Bryanston
photo : SAOTA – Barend Roberts and Victoria Pilcheri

Cove 6 House, Pezula, Knysna, Western Cape – 10 Jun 2014, updated pictures of this luxury contemporary residence
Design: SAOTA Architects
Cove 6 House Western Cape
image from architects

House Lam, Bedfordview, Johannesburg – 9 Jun 2014
Design: Nico van der Meulen Architects
House Lam Johannesburg
picture : Barry Goldman / David Ross

The rocky outcrop with spectacular views of the Johannesburg skyline inspired the additions and alterations of this contemporary home. Built from steel, stone and glass, this residence was developed to maximize the surrounding views.

Yzerfontein Residence, Pearl Bay, Yzerfontein – 2 May 2014
Design: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Vame Yzerfontein House South Africa
image from architects

This property is architectural and minimalist while at the same time being harmonious and complementary to the West Coast vernacular.

House Boz, Pretoria – 25 Feb 2014
Design: Nico van der Meulen Architects
House Boz 1
image from architects

This luxury residence is located on a hill within a secluded nature estate in Pretoria East was originally destined for a very different location on a hillside in Mafikeng. The elevated site has 180 degree views of the whole of Pretoria.

House Ber, Midrand – 11 Nov 2013
Design: Nico van der Meulen Architects
House Ber Midrand Property
picture from architects studio

Between the use of transparent glass, a koi pond and pool surrounding the living room area, and the porch forming part of the interior-this masterpiece invites the serenity of the outdoor environment.

Melkbos, Cape Town, South Africa – 22 Aug 2013
Design: SAOTA
Melkbos Residence Cape Town
photo : SAOTA

The form and siting of the house is strongly orientated around views. On entering the house, the focus turns completely to the sea facing side of the home, which opens up and embraces the landscape of the West Coast.

Glen 2961 Residence in Cape Town – 22 Aug 2013
Design: SAOTA
Glen 2961
photo : Adam Letch

The clients – who owned and lived in an existing house on the property for nine years – needed to rebuild the house in order to suit the demands of their family with 3 teenage kids.

Kloof 151, Clifton, Cape Town – 25 Jul 2013
Design: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Kloof 151 Clifton Cape Town
photo : SAOTA

The client’s brief was for a family home with a guest and a ‘work-from-home’ wing spread over two levels. The home was not only to enjoy the dramatic views of the Clifton beaches, but also to engage with the natural fynbos on the slopes of Lion’s Head to the North.

Clifton Beach Apartment, Cape Town – 12 Jul 2013
Design: ANTONI ASSOCIATES, Architects
Clifton Beach Building
photo : Adam Letch

This waterfront project combines elegance, luxury and sophistication in a beach front property located along one of the pristine beaches of Cape Town. The Client’s brief was to renovate a ground floor double level apartment in a newly constructed luxury complex. The design of the original unit felt constricted and the Client wanted to add a fourth master bedroom suite

House in Ferndale, Johannesburg, South Africa
Design: Nico van der Meulen Architects
House in Ferndale Johannesburg
image from architect

House in Ferndale – 6 Jun 2013
This residence in a leafy Johannesburg suburb was designed by Nico van der Meulen, founder of Nico van der Meulen Architects in 1986, on a 2000 sqm sub-division and completed in 1987 for his family, but also to use as his studio, as at that time he just started his own practice and decided to work from his home, specializing in the design of up-market residences.

De Wet 34, Cape Town
Design: SAOTA
Contemporary South African Residence
photo : Adam Letch

Contemporary South African Residence – 7 May 2013
The site is positioned in the heart of Bantry Bay in Cape Town, on the slopes of Lion’s Head overlooking the bay. The brief was to create a home with all the spectacle of an Atlantic Seaboard showpiece but also to respond to the practical needs of family life and to create a feeling of sanctuary.

Brian Road Residence, Morningside, Johannesburg, South Africa
Design: Nico van der Meulen Architects
House in Morningside Johannesburg Property
photo from architect

Brian Road Residence – 29 Apr 2013
This 1960’s home, located in a prime area in a quiet cul-de sac of Johannesburg has been completely renovated. The glass wall between the living areas and the lanai folds completely away to create one huge living space, with the second lounge area leading onto the garden, and the dining opening onto the moat.

House Mosi, Johannesburg
Design: Nico van der Meulen Architects
Contemporary House in Johannesburg
photo from architect

Contemporary House in South Africa – 15 Apr 2013
Another luxury contemporary South African house by this architecture practice: as a result of an impeccable renovation, the house is divided into public and private spaces. To enter the private areas of the home, one must cross a bridge above a new internal water feature which breaks the public and private spaces, separating the entrance hall and study from the private home.

Head Road 1815, Cape Town
Design: SAOTA Architects
Contemporary House in South Africa
photo : SAOTA

Contemporary House in South Africa – 5 Apr 2013
The house includes three storeys accommodating three en-suite guest suites on the ground floor, with a plant area and a staff flatlet at the rear. The first floor is the main living level, with a large living room and dining room opening to a covered and uncovered pool terrace.

House in Bryanston, Johannesburg
Design: Nico van der Meulen Architects
Serengeti House South Africa
photo from architect

House in Bryanston – 12 Mar 2013
Situated on a 4,000 sqm stand in Eccleston Rd, Bryanston this is a new 1,400 sqm residence designed by Nico & Werner van der Meulen of Nico van der Meulen Architects cc. Interior design was done by M Square Lifestyle Design, and the furniture, interior decoration and feature lights were by M Square Lifestyle Necessities. Due to the slope of the stand, a large basement was designed on the lower side of the property, creating a stepped effect on the stand.

Serengeti House, Johannesburg
Design: Nico van der Meulen Architects
Serengeti House South Africa
photo from architect

Serengeti House – 27 Feb 2013
This is a Johannesburg home, located on a suburban golf estate, in Africa. The home’s visual success is due to its perfectly balanced application of earthy textures against high-gloss finishes, and raw material against refined elements.

House Aboobaker, Limpopo
Design: Nico van der Meulen Architects
House Aboobaker South Africa
photo : David Ross + Nico van der Meulen

House in Limpopo – 22 Feb 2013
After careful consideration, the client approached our company to redesign and style their outdated home in Limpopo. It is situated on the Tropic of Capricorn where the heat is excessive, particularly in the summer months, and requires specialized treatment in ensuring an alteration and addition that will take these factors into consideration.

St Leon 10, Cape Town, South Africa
Design: SAOTA
St Leon 10 Cape Town
photo : SAOTA

St Leon 10 – 14 Feb 2013
This home was designed for a family with 2 young sons who wanted a house which simultaneously created spaces for casual intimate family occasions or large get-togethers.

Clifton View 7, Cape Town, South Africa
Design: ANTONI ASSOCIATES
Clifton View 7 Cape Town House
photo : Adam Letch

Clifton View 7 House – 4 Feb 2013
Access is gained to the apartment on the upper level. The dining room, living room and kitchen are open plan and have direct access to the extensive terrace. The open plan dining area acts as a pivotal focal point between the spiral staircase and the main entertainment space. The success of the space is a culmination of bespoke detailing, unexpected stylistic juxtapositions and dramatic artworks.

Plett 6541 + 2, The Robberg, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route
Design: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Plettenberg Bay Residence
photo : SAOTA

House at Plettenberg Bay – 7 Dec 2012
The clients requested a 6-bedroomed family home with understated elegance and quiet grandeur, indoor / outdoor living spaces and uninterrupted views, with a ”lived-in beach-house” feel. The beach-front site is subject to hot summers and moderate winters, with a cooling on-shore breeze, from the North East. Taking advantage of the large dune across the majority of the site, the views were maximised by elevating the living levels to above natural ground level, terracing built forms down the dune.

Head Road 1816, Cape Town
Design: SAOTA Architects
Cape Town House
photo : Adam Letch

Head Road 1816 – 22 Nov 2012
The clients required a four bedroom home for their young family, the design of which had to encapsulate all the qualities of luxury open-plan living while still providing a homely environment.
The practicalities of the site – steepness and town planning restrictions – were key initial drivers in determining the parameters available. The narrow proportion of the property also necessitated the careful consideration of privacy and bedroom accommodation, which is set back from the street or suitably screened.

Glen Higgovale, Cape Town
Design: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Higgovale Cape Town House
photo : Adam Letch

Glen Higgovale – 29 Oct 2012
The clients who lived in an existing house on the property needed to rebuild the house in order to suit the demands of their family. The site on Glen Avenue in Higgovale faces in a Northerly direction, with its boundaries on the South East. Although the wind conditions are tough, the site’s moderate slope allows the design to engage with different levels of the garden adjacent to the areas of the three level lounge.

Clifton House, Cape Town
Design: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Clifton House
photo : SAOTA & Adam Letch

Clifton House – 14 Aug 2012
The clients, a British couple living in Cape Town, requested a six-bedroom, seven-level home that makes the most of the site, the views and the mountain. The lower levels of the existing structure were totally remodelled while the upper level was demolished to allow for two new levels.

Vame, Pearl Bay, Yzerfontein
SAOTA Architects
Pearl Bay House
photos : SAOTA

South African Holiday Home – added 6 Apr 2012
The clients: a couple from New York building a holiday home in the Southern hemisphere for summer vacations. Aware of contemporary architectural trends, they requested a sculptured building with clean horizontal lines, large areas of glass and screens creating a space that is ‘open as well as private’. Their brief was a 2-bedroomed home with indoor / outdoor living spaces and a studio to be used in their photographic and film related occupations.

Voelklip Beach House, Hermanus, near Cape Town
SAOTA Architects and Antoni Associates
Voelklip House
photo : SAOTA & Adam Letch

Voelklip Beach House – added 2 Apr 2012
The sloping site facilitated planning of the split-level living space allowing the lounge, dining and all bedrooms to have sea views. Fairly restrictive Title Deed and Planning conditions also contributed to the nature of the building.

Cove 3, Pezula, Knysna, Western Cape
SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Knysna Property
photo : Micky Hoyle COURTESY OF VISI

Cove 3 House – 19 Mar 2012
Situated in The Cove at Pezula Estate outside Knysna, on the West Coast of South Africa, this family home enjoys sea views to the East and South. The idea was to create a living space with a single roof element floating over it that responded to the slope of the site. The roof is set at a high level so that it is hidden from the living space, creating the illusion that one is surrounded by the landscape. A triangular cut-out in the roof connects one with the sky.

South African Architecture

Featured South Africa Residences, alphabetical:

Glass House, Johannesburg
Nico van der Meulen Architects
Glasshouse Johannesburg
picture from architect

Glasshouse Johannesburg

House Wright, Durban
Sw(art)
House Wright
photo from architects

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JoziRows
studioMAS architects + urban designers
JoziRows Johannesburg
photo : Barry Goldman

JoziRows Johannesburg

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