House Viljoen: A Modern House with Vernacular Cape Dutch Style

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Completed in 2014, House Viljoen is one of the most beautiful houses in Stellenbosch, Western Cape. Designed by Hugo Hamity Architects, this house is overlooking a vineyard with uninterrupted views. This house also becomes a modern interpretation of the vernacular Cape Duct style with a unique structure and finish.

Plan

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This beautiful house is situated in the Western Cape and overlooking a vineyard. The plan layout for this house is centered around the open courtyard that has a pool and at the same time also maintaining the stunning views of the vineyard behind.

 

Design

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Off the courtyard, there is an internal circulation that links the house entrance with the bedrooms and the open plan living kitchen area. All bedrooms in this house are en-suite, designed with an elegant and soft interior. Through the large glazing doors and walls, there are a lot of beautiful views that can be seen from inside the house.

 

Details

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This awesome house also becomes a modern interpretation of the vernacular Cape Dutch style. It is designed with a black roof finish and white plastered walls. This house features a modern take too on traditional chimneys. In order to bring a bright atmosphere, the white walls of the house are also highlighted with lightings.

 

House Viljoen Gallery

 

Photography: Hugo Hamity Architects