C L I F T O N B E A C H H O U S E 3
Residence - Bungalow 52, Fourth Beach, Clifton, Cape Town
Clifton is a proclaimed special area in terms of the Zoning Scheme. Severe restrictions apply to all aspects of design and construction in the Precinct. Generally, the restrictions govern the permissible bulk envelope, (length, height, breadth), all external finishes, extent of glazing and canopies, and even the angle of roof pitches which are required to be symmetrical and double pitched.
The onerous conditions serve the purpose of preserving the ‘ethos’ of the neighbourhood and as such are worth supporting.
The value of the land is very high, and hence maximising the potential of the property is inevitably a prerequisite. A dilapidated and decaying existing bungalow was demolished to make way for the new structure.
The new Bungalow comprises of : two en suite bathrooms, a third bedroom and bathroom, entry hall, kitchen, dining and lounge, terraces, pool and basement ‘media room’ – all within a footprint of less than 140 sqm.
Taking into account the given and highly restricted palette of materials, finishes and space limitations, the ‘bungalow projects’ rely on intensive attention to detailing.