Manor House

Dating back to the 1700s, Bellevue Manor House is embraced by a lawned amphitheatre east, the spreading city below and Table Mountain behind. The brief was to add accommodation in such a way that the integrity and legibility of the original manor house was not compromised. The extension was envisaged as a sleek single-storey, glass-and-concrete box flanking the gable end of the house, its height and proportions generated from those of the existing house. Vehicular approach is now from the side, within the tight constraints of old landscape walls, a deep watercourse and a magnificent pomegranate tree.