Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa
2015 – 2017
Situated at the epicentre of Claremont’s ‘Hen and Chicken’ neighbourhood, this contemporary development of nine freestranding homes sharing common security and abundant landscaping, successfully creates a ‘Village-within a Village’ that will suit all – from the young professional family to those more established as well as those scaling down to a quieter time of life.
At the heart of the design ethos for Hoogeind lies the utmost respect for the original homestead. With great care and attention, this grand but graceful period homeis being coaxed into the twenty-first century. Whilst retaining the essence of the original rectangular structure, outbuildings and later extensions will be removed and the layout internally, is to be re-oriented to face northwards towards the magnificent views of Table Mountain. Although the new homes, arranged around the homestead as the centrepiece, borrow details and principles from the ornate character of the original homestead, each is carefully paired down and modernised to offer a unique blend of traditional familiarity with uncompromising modernity. These family homes all enjoy an extensive range of design benefits, including direct access double garaging, open-plan kitchen-dining-living arrangements, 3-4 en suite bedrooms including sumptuous master suites with walk-in-closets and large master bathrooms. Some homes feature pyjama lounges and seperate studies. All family room areas open out to private gardens and swimming pools.