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Somerset House

Kritzinger Architects were appointed to transform an old dwelling into a new family home in Somerset West.  Although the existing dwelling was outdated and of little aesthetic value, there were some nostalgic elements of the existing home which the owners wanted to subtly express in the new design such as the barn-like pitched roof and the South facing metal window facade. Much of the existing foundations were retained, upon which the new structure was built. The existing plan layout was modified to function more efficiently. A new loft area which houses the master bedroom and study spans the full length of the building in order to maximise the roof space.  A double volume space with roof lights was created over the living dining area and walls to the North and South opened up to introduce natural into the heart of the home as well as open up the magnificent garden views. A large timber terrace and pergola frames the South facing view and is designed to encourage indoor / outdoor living from the living, dining and kitchen.

The home was completed in May 2021.


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