The owners had lived in this house for a number of years but it had never worked particularly well for their lifestyle. The ‘ranch style’ planning and poor orientation made for a home that was nearly unusable for any kind of modern living. In our approach we reworked the planning throughout, lifting the bedrooms to the upper floors to give an open flowing set of entertainment and living spaces. In the new scheme spaces are protected from the often strong prevalent winds, with finishes both internally and externally being reworked in context with its Western Cape setting.