Sophisticated House in Cape Town Achieves Perfect Harmony With Its Surroundings

As homeowners we must understand that architecture and interior design are not two separate elements but rather two interdependent ones which share a singular ultimate goal: to create the perfect living environment by complementing each other. There are many inspiring projects which we could use as examples and we chose the White House, one of the most recent collaborations between SAOTA architects and ARRCC interior designers. The house was initially planned by Vivid Architects. It’s one of the best expressions of the harmony which can be achieved when architects and designers work together.

Most of the most eye-catching and sophisticated decor elements is the cascading chandelier displayed in the dining roomView in gallery
Most of the most eye-catching and sophisticated decor elements is the cascading chandelier displayed in the dining room
The large live-edge dining table is perfectly centerred on a minimalist, light grey area rugView in gallery
The large live-edge dining table is perfectly centerred on a minimalist, light grey area rug
The covered patio has a casual vibe and offers the best views of the swimming pool and the gardenView in gallery
The covered patio has a casual vibe and offers the best views of the swimming pool and the garden
A large tree emphasizes the close connection between the house and its immediate surroundingsView in gallery
A large tree emphasizes the close connection between the house and its immediate surroundings

Located in Constantia Valley, in Cape Town, the White House is part of a luxury residential estate. Its dramatic facade gives it a rather imposing look but doesn’t diminish in any way the overall sophisticated and welcoming nature of this home. With that in mind, the team agreed that the furnishings and overall interior design shouldn’t complete with the architecture of the building so a neutral palette was maintained throughout. The volumes are large and open but they’re not overwhelmingly simple or bright thanks to strategic design choices such as the timber ceilings or the warm wooden wall paneling.

A large corridor with high ceilings is decorated with the owner's personal art piecesView in gallery
A large corridor with high ceilings is decorated with the owner’s personal art pieces
The living room has an oversized window facing the swimming pool and warm wooden floorsView in gallery
The living room has an oversized window facing the swimming pool and warm wooden floors
Honed stone floors and wall slabs makes the indoor-outdoor transition seamlessView in gallery
Honed stone floors and wall slabs makes the indoor-outdoor transition seamless
The covered patio looks and feels like an extension of the living area and serves as a secondary lounge and dining spaceView in gallery
The covered patio looks and feels like an extension of the living area and serves as a secondary lounge and dining space
For the living room the designers chose brown leather sofas and ottomans and armchairs with zebra stripesView in gallery
For the living room the designers chose brown leather sofas and ottomans and armchairs with zebra stripes
The palette of materials, finishes and colors was carefully selected to suit a sophisticated and minimalist themeView in gallery
The palette of materials, finishes and colors was carefully selected to suit a sophisticated and minimalist theme
By bringing plants and greenery inside the house, the designers brought the indoor and outdoor closer togetherView in gallery
By bringing plants and greenery inside the house, the designers brought the indoor and outdoor closer together
The ultimate goal of this project was to create a chic and welcoming home that's both sophisticated and comfortableView in gallery
The ultimate goal of this project was to create a chic and welcoming home that’s both sophisticated and comfortable
Large windows allow vivid colors, natural light and beautiful views to penetrate the spaces without overwhelming themView in gallery
Large windows allow vivid colors, natural light and beautiful views to penetrate the spaces without overwhelming them
A bridge-like corridor links all the bedrooms and bathrooms housed on the upper floorView in gallery
A bridge-like corridor links all the bedrooms and bathrooms housed on the upper floor
The swimming pool is exquisitely framed by trees and greenery as well as by a sculptural lounge areaView in gallery
The swimming pool is exquisitely framed by trees and greenery as well as by a sculptural lounge area