EDGE HOUSE


A HOUSE
BUILT AROUND A LIFE


EDGE HOUSE

VDHDW Architects
Completion: 2018
Location: La Roche Estate, Stellenbosch
Photography & Videography: Honeyman Films
TEAM: Cilna de Waal, Designer


This house enfolds decades of living experience and rituals in a new shell. The decision to downsize from a much loved and lived old house to a new build on a new site was not easy, but the clients’ commitment to exceptional design and their deep knowledge of how they lived, resulted in a house that is congruent with their lifestyle and taste in every sense.

The house is situated on the Stellenbosch urban edge, overlooking the iconic Simonsberg and Botmanskop. A simple two shed structure connected by a glass link plays within the aesthetic regulations of the estate yet still gives the house a modern edge. The design utilises the entire site by creating pockets of green that serve the various programmes they relate to.  

The brief was constructed around the need for both occupants to be able to work separately from home without compromising on the unity of the house. A balance between glazing and mass was maintained to create comfort and a sense of enclosure whilst also allowing enough space for art.

The design utilises the entire site by creating pockets of green that serve the various programmes they relate to.