This house, in a private estate in Hout Bay, was designed by Cape Town architect and founder member of archilab, Marco Bezzoli, and built 10 years ago. “The design was in total response to the steep site, which sloped in two different directions, to Llandudno in the west and Hout Bay in the south. Two large mature stone pines on the site also strongly affected the design,” explains the architect.

Although the house was constructed 10 years ago, it’s as sharply contemporary today as when it was first built. Wood finishes are a link to the surrounding forest and create warmth in the open-plan living areas.
AugustArchitect06ghAT A GLANCE

Architect: Marco Bezzoli of archilab.
Client: A businessman and his family.
Client Brief: A contemporary house that embraces the spectacular views.
House: A three-bedroom house with exterior terraces.