“You can respect tradition, but you don’t have to replicate it,” says Luke Scott of Luke Scott Architects (021 465 6028 or about this home which is a mod take on a traditional Cape farmhouse. “The house is intended for an extended family to spend time together in a number of different configurations and so it offers a variety of spaces for them to engage in group and individual activities,” he explains. Consisting of three linked barn-like buildings arranged around a central pool courtyard, the house has been carefully designed to be open, yet private at the same time. These barns, connected by an open screened loggia, incorporate a large casual living room, an open-plan sitting, dining and kitchen area, three en suite bedrooms and an en suite loft.

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Architect:  Luke Scott Architects.

Client:  A doctor and his wife.

Client Brief: To create a flexible weekend escape to share with their grown-up children and grandchildren.

House:  A 324m2 single-storey structure with a 40m2 loft.