Courtyard House

The project entailed internal alterations and refurbishment in the historic context of Cape Town’s Bo Kaap. The plan, consolidated from two narrow, semi-detached homes, comprises a long central living area, flanked by en-suite bedrooms and the open-plan kitchen and study, and terminates in a stone-paved courtyard. The high ceilings, sash windows and the low internal doors characteristic of the area were retained, and stone walls revealed where practical. Finishes are natural, tranquil and subtle, evoking a private sanctuary, layered with memory.