silver bay house by SAOTA frames ocean views in south africa silver bay house by SAOTA frames ocean views in south africa
dec 02, 2014

silver bay house by SAOTA frames ocean views in south africa

silver bay house by SAOTA frames ocean views in south africa
photo © SAOTA, adam letch & enda cavanagh

 

 

 

located on the western coastline of south africa on the shelley point residential community, the ‘silver bay’ house wraps a central courtyard while featuring wide views out to the beach and ocean. the holiday villa, designed by the duo of architecture office SAOTA and interiors practice antoni associates, serves an extended circle of friends and families. the upper level is organized as a continual space, with sliding glass doors linking the sheltered pool area directly with the kitchen, dining, and living room.

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the upper level features wide views to the ocean as well as a sheltered inner courtyard
photo © SAOTA, adam letch & enda cavanagh

 

 

 

the house is organized with living spaces on the upper ground level, while bedrooms and a playroom is placed in the basement below. this layout relates to the uphill main entry and also preferences ocean views to the communal areas. the arrangement responds to the site’s south-easterly winds and sun exposure from the north, by placing a sheltered pool courtyard in direct contact with the interiors.

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a conical flue floats above the fireplace in the living room
photo © SAOTA, adam letch & enda cavanagh

 

 

 

the structure includes an exposed timber and thatch roof, which is supported by a steel beam frame around its perimeter. in the living area, a conical-shaped flue (chimney) made of weathered steel floats above a fireplace to serve as a strong spatial element.

SAOTA silver bay shelley point south africa designboom

photo © SAOTA, adam letch & enda cavanagh

SAOTA silver bay shelley point south africa designboom

glass doors fully slide away to link the dining area to the outdoor courtyard and pool
photo © SAOTA, adam letch & enda cavanagh

SAOTA silver bay shelley point south africa designboom

the structure features an exposed timber and thatch roof supported by a steel beam perimeter
photo © SAOTA, adam letch & enda cavanagh

SAOTA silver bay shelley point south africa designboom

bedrooms and a playroom are placed in the basement
photo © SAOTA, adam letch & enda cavanagh

SAOTA silver bay shelley point south africa designboom

the main entry is located on the upper side of the site
photo © SAOTA, adam letch & enda cavanagh

SAOTA silver bay shelley point south africa designboom

the house sits above an open beach on the western coast of south africa
photo © SAOTA, adam letch & enda cavanagh

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: shelley point, west coast, south africa
architecture: SAOTA / greg truen & yusuf vahed
interior design: antoni associates / mark rielly, ashleigh gilmour & silvia eigelaar
main furniture supplier: OKHA interiors
photography: SAOTA, adam letch & enda cavanagh

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