A Camps Bay home, Renovations and Upgrade
One of the older homes in Camps Bay was in need of a total revamp and upgrade. Views of the sea and mountains were to be maximized.
The renovation called for remodeling the house: walls around the kitchen were removed and the entertainment area was opened up, creating one large space.
A wraparound garapa timber deck was added to the entire sea-facing façade of the house, supported on extra-long steel beams, thereby creating clearance for play space in the garden below. The enlarged entrance and living areas open onto this deck, where slatted sugar gum timber pergolas have been positioned over the deck for shading, as required.
The three main bedrooms open onto the deck extension, all overlooking the pool with exquisite sea views.
The living room area has a wide opening of stacking doors leading onto the wide deck. This area of the deck has a timber roof which creates shade for outdoor seating and entertainment. It also features a built in fire pit for braaing and a built-in bar counter, with stacking glazed doors above is adjacent.
The open plan kitchen is fitted with an island unit for ‘cooking with views’. The counter top allows for bar type seating.
A large rooflight in the airy entrance area gives amazing views of Table Mountain, showcasing the cable car in action.
Old doors and windows were replaced with large, glazed openings leading onto to the deck that capture the views. Long slit windows capture views of the mountains.
Asbestos roof tiles were replaced with a new sheet-metal cover, and all external walls were re-plastered with a durable coating.
Bathrooms were completely remodeled. The main en-suite features double sliding doors between the bedroom and bathroom.
The built-in furnishings in the home are in shades of pale grey, charcoal, or of natural oak: cupboards in the main bedroom have smoky-mirrored sliding doors to add a feeling of width to the space.
New boundary walling with slatted sugar-gum inserts encloses the newly landscaped garden and the new deck to the pool successfully completes the revamp of this property.
The owners’ comments on completion: “Our home is everything we dreamed of…”