Pause Perfect: This Cape Town home combines classic and modern design.

This bold, design driven home is hidden on a quiet Higgovale street, on the slopes of Table Mountain. A double storey family home of grand proportions, built on a large property, with 360° views of the magnificent City Bowl.

 

The architect is Jacky Cattel of Jaclyn Cattel Architects. Her vision was a European style slim steel frame to maximise views available from the site and to lend a light industrial feeling to the house. Integrity of materials was important  and generally the finishes in the house suggest this as a unifying concept throughout. Larry was called in to design windows & doors  in consultation with Jacky, to complete this vision.

Metal windows custom designed hinged and sliding versions of similarly configured doors and sidelight panels. FORMAN Brand products, superior quality products were used throughout the house, with particular attention to scale inkeeping  with the volume and size of the house.

 

In the steel sliding door panels a hybrid system of draught exclusion was specially developed for this house. The new draught excluding  system was developed by Larry Forman and his technical team borrowing lessons learned from the Aluminium Window and Door fabrication they have done for so many years. The result is fantastic with all the benefits of a well sealed aluminium sliding door and the slim line steel framing in one product!

Accent windows were added in the form of multiple clerestory windows set high up in the walls, some above other openings and others in blank walls, these contribute to the light ingress.

The stacking of massive small pane fixed windows above large format steel doors really delivers a great sense of open space, light and volume, in the atrium which forms the central core and grand entrance to this family home.

 

This magnificent project was completed in collaboration with Jaclyn Cattel Architects,  Keith Cattel – Quantity surveyors, Silver Birch Kitchens and Gelbuild Contractors.

 

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