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SAOTA: st leon 10 residence, cape town
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feb 16, 2013
SAOTA: st leon 10 residence, cape town


‘st leon 10 residence’ by SAOTA, cape town, south africa
all images courtesy of SAOTA

 

 

nested within a steep site enjoying unbelievable views of the 12 apostle mountains, clifton beaches and robben island, the three tiered ‘st leon 10′
residence in bantry bay, cape town, by local firm SAOTA creates a dynamic set of spaces that allows for large get togethers or more intimate
family gatherings. the orthogonal house is characteristically defined by intersecting planes of stone, glass, wood screens, and concrete that define
livable spaces between and dictate levels of transparency. the street entrance contains solid elements for privacy, with an entrance sequence that
dips slightly into the site separating the user from the public realm into the private zone, where a reflecting pool and the convergence of stone into
a glass vestibule shaded by a filter of slender wooden planks reveals the main entry. as one makes their way towards the southwestern side of the
home, the true vertical scale reveals itself with another floor below with lounge and bar spilling out onto a wooden deck with an infinity pool
visually combining the nearby ocean and man-made feature. all livable program is organized linearly on the glazed facade offering views and
enjoying the privacy of a neighbor-less landscape until the horizon. the interiors, designed by antoni associates maintains a relatively neutral
material palette, using the same external textures to highlight internal elements. polished timber floors match the reflective marble and smooth
leather furnishings, assuring light-filled spaces enhanced by the wrapping natural scenery.

 

 


view from the street at the bottom of the short precipice

 

 

 

 


approach

 

 


entrance

 

 


walkway across reflecting pool into the house

 

 


doorway

 

 


entry sequence

 

 


living area with wrap-around window exposing undisturbed views of the ocean

 

 


bar and lounge on lower floor

 

 


sliding glass panels open the lounge to the exterior pool

 

 


transparent wall on the pool gives the effect of swimming in the nearby ocean

 

 


jacuzzi inside of the infinity pool

 

 


wood deck looking out over the scenery

 

 


bar

 

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


floor plan / level 1

 

 


floor plan / level 2

 

 


elevation

 

 


elevation

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