MOUNTAIN RETREAT & ART STUDIO
CEDERBERG MOUNTAINS, SOUTH AFRICA
Scope of Build: Renovation of a dilapidated farmhouse with small, dark rooms into a secluded getaway and art studio nestled in the mountains.
Outcome: Having as few internal walls as possible, and strategically positioned picture windows to frame views down the valley to the mountains beyond make the most of the setting. Wood floors and lightly-coloured materials keep the inside of the house feeling clean and warm.
Cost: £250,000 equivalent (including fees)
Cost per m²: £1,000
Design Time: 5 months
Build Time: 10 months
Contractor: Karsten Construction
Structural Engineer: SBRI