“My favourite projects are those where the site is difficult, and in this case it was a narrow stand on a steep slope,” says architect Kevin Lloyd of Kevin Lloyd Architects (083 283 0928). To maximise the amount of living space and ocean views, Kevin designed a 446m2 double-storey house that cuts into the hillside and has an unobtrusive exterior that belies the generous interior spaces. The entrance is on the upper level which houses a guest suite and the open-plan living areas, which are arranged around a central courtyard. On the lower level are three en suite bedrooms and a cellar. Glass windows and sliding doors were used extensively, and together with a large balcony that runs along the whole front section of the house make the most of the beautiful vistas surrounding the property.

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Architect: Kevin Lloyd of Kevin Lloyd Architects.

Client:  A couple and their three grown-up children visit often.

Client Brief:  As the sloping site is long and narrow, they wanted to maximise the amount of living space, plus make the most of the views.

House:  A 446m2 double-storey home that cuts into the hill