Second Dwelling and Alterations

This is a collaboration project done with Amanda Katz Architects and Studio Lucca. An existing three storey home in a Tuscan style, has a new double dwelling added on top of the existing structure, giving the home an updated modernised street face and creating a linked, but separate 2nd dwelling.

The home is located on a hill in the Cape Town city bowl suburb of Tamboerskloof. There are 360 degree views to the mountains and sea which are now enjoyed from the new second dwelling.

Accommodation consists of two bedrooms, one en-suite and another guest bathroom and an open plan living/dining and kitchen area that leads onto a pergola covered deck.

The structure, finishes and built in units are luxurious and combine textured timber cladding, steel structure, glazing (that makes the roof feel like it is floating), and smooth tiles. All doors and windows are maintenance free aluminium and the doors from the living area to the deck slide the whole space open dissolving the inside and outside spaces. Timber and aluminium sliding sun screens can be rolled out to control the sun in the living area. The interior built in cupboards and screens combine matching timber and painted finishes in a clean-lined manner.

A new front entrance off the street allows access to both the old and new home linked via a laundry space that could be shared if needed. Three cars can be accommodated in the garage that leads directly and securely into the lobby for both homes. Further cars can be parked off the street in the driveway.

Concealed roof mounted solar panels and water tanks aim to reduce the carbon footprint of the homes and both have access to fibre data.

The owners are amazed by their new home, which has been beautiful crafted on a tight budget. The smooth construction period, excellent workmanship and added value to the original home make this a win-win solution and excellent investment.
ARCHITECTS Studio Lucca with Amanda Katz Architects
CLIENT Private
BUILDING CONTRACTOR Team Austin
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER JTL Engineers
PHOTOGRAPHERS Brian Myburgh and Tash Krauss

Second Dwelling and Alterations

This is a collaboration project done with Amanda Katz Architects and Studio Lucca. An existing three storey home in a Tuscan style, has a new double dwelling added on top of the existing structure, giving the home an updated modernised street face and creating a linked, but separate 2nd dwelling.

The home is located on a hill in the Cape Town city bowl suburb of Tamboerskloof. There are 360 degree views to the mountains and sea which are now enjoyed from the new second dwelling.

Accommodation consists of two bedrooms, one en-suite and another guest bathroom and an open plan living/dining and kitchen area that leads onto a pergola covered deck.

The structure, finishes and built in units are luxurious and combine textured timber cladding, steel structure, glazing (that makes the roof feel like it is floating), and smooth tiles. All doors and windows are maintenance free aluminium and the doors from the living area to the deck slide the whole space open dissolving the inside and outside spaces. Timber and aluminium sliding sun screens can be rolled out to control the sun in the living area. The interior built in cupboards and screens combine matching timber and painted finishes in a clean-lined manner.

A new front entrance off the street allows access to both the old and new home linked via a laundry space that could be shared if needed. Three cars can be accommodated in the garage that leads directly and securely into the lobby for both homes. Further cars can be parked off the street in the driveway.

Concealed roof mounted solar panels and water tanks aim to reduce the carbon footprint of the homes and both have access to fibre data.

The owners are amazed by their new home, which has been beautiful crafted on a tight budget. The smooth construction period, excellent workmanship and added value to the original home make this a win-win solution and excellent investment.
ARCHITECTS Studio Lucca with Amanda Katz Architects
CLIENT Private
BUILDING CONTRACTOR Team Austin
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER JTL Engineers
PHOTOGRAPHERS Brian Myburgh and Tash Krauss