Urbain McGee Architecture & Design, Cape Town

47 Salisbury Road

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Works:Additions and Alterations
Location:Woodstock
Status:Complete
Architect:Urbain McGee Architecture and Design
Structural Engineer:AVCON
Works:
Additions and Alterations
Location:
Woodstock
Status:
Complete
Architect:
Urbain McGee Architecture and Design
Structural Engineer:
AVCON

Located in the vibrant, historically rich neighbourhood of Woodstock, this quaint Victorian Row House lacked sufficient natural light and ventilation throughout the house.  Our clients, a young family, wanted to create more positive outside areas while maximizing the footprint on the ground floor. Natural light and a calm material palette were key drivers in the design.

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We introduced a small inner courtyard to feed on to the living room area and second bedroom, which brought in fresh ventilation and created a positive aspect from these areas to the courtyard. The kitchen was pushed out along the boundary wall, increasing its size to allow for an additional dining area with a long skylight scooping in natural light over the new kitchen work surfaces. The rear wall of the kitchen was then opened up to maximize the connection to the sheltered rear courtyard.

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PLANS

1. front terrace

2. entrance passage

3. bedroom 1

4. bedroom 2

5. lounge

6. inner courtyard

7. kitchen

8. bathroom

9. rear courtyard

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Photographs: Cindy Taylor

Styling: Monya Eastman – Stokperd