rheezicht house

mid century meets tradition

rheezicht house

VDHDW Architects
Completion: 2014
Location: Stellenbosch
Photography: Marianne Jonker
TEAM: Cilna de Waal


An extensive renovation project that transformed an outdated mid-century modern structure to accommodate the needs of a nature and entertainment loving family.

Stylistically it moved toward a more robust structure that engaged with its local Cape vernacular in palette, creating a natural and calm exterior.

The interior layout was opened up and enlarged to allow a large, open plan living area with strong visual experiences of the garden.  

At night fires are lit in the large internal hearth and the entire entire house settles into a friendly, open and down-to-earth atmosphere.