Glen 2961 house is a masterpiece of modern architecture, designed by famous SAOTA. This amazing home located in Oranjezicht neighborhood of Cape Town, where most of SAOTA’s incredible work is built. This project was built with little help from Three 14 Architects. The clients, who owned and lived in an existing house on the property for nine years needed to rebuild the house in order to suit the demands of their family with 3 teenage kids.

The upper level of the house to which one approaches on arrival at the property. It accommodates 4 en-suite bedrooms with good views and a large study / library area. Besides, the kitchen remains the focus of the first floor area, and the main outdoor braai terrace is a generous layout with outdoor sitting and dining areas. The garage screens the courtyards from the street.

The new home was to respond to the site and garden closely, to allow enough space for the family’s diverse requirements. Whilst create separate private spaces within the house, and respond to the fierce winds which seasonally hurtle down Table Mountain yet provide a relaxed, homely character in the spirit of Higgovale. The principal objectives in the design approach was to screen the heart of the home from the South Easterly and create large semi enclosed gardens which allow the 2 lower levels of the house to seamlessly connect to garden and terraces at all times.

The Architecture Design Project Information:

  • Project Name: Glen 2961 House
  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Designed by: SAOTA
SAOTA relied on robust uncluttered finishes of off shutter concrete for soffits and various walls, painted bagged brickwork, specialized polished concrete topping and oak cabinetry and ceilings.
Glen 2961 House, an Incredible Modern Project in South Africa by SAOTA
Glen 2961 House, an Incredible Modern Project in South Africa by SAOTA
To amplify the sense of openness of the rooms and the gardens, the living rooms have large openings of sliding aluminium doors. This openness is further enhanced by glass handrails to successfully blur the boundaries of interior and exterior.
Glen 2961 House, an Incredible Modern Project in South Africa by SAOTA
Indeed, the house lives fantastically, in the way in which the kitchen remains the focus of the first floor area.
Glen 2961 House, an Incredible Modern Project in South Africa by SAOTA

The Glen 2961 House Gallery:

Text by the Architects: The clients who lived in an existing house on the property needed to rebuild the house in order to suit the demands of their family. The site on Glen Avenue in Higgovale faces in a Northerly direction, with its boundaries on the South East. Although the wind conditions are tough, the site’s moderate slope allows the design to engage with different levels of the garden adjacent to the areas of the three level lounge.

Photo credit: Adam Letch| Source: SAOTA

For more information about this project; please contact the Architecture firm :
– Add: 109 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
– Tel: +27 (0)21 468 4400
– Email: [email protected]

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