Restio River House, a Sophisticated Family Holiday Home by SAOTA

Restio River House, a Sophisticated Family Holiday Home by SAOTA




Restio River House designed by SAOTA, located in Pringle Bay, has an easy-living permanence that shakes off salty winds and lets in the sun and the natural beauty of the surrounding indigenous vegetation. The architecture is robust and has a gravitas about it. Indeed, this family holiday home is nuanced and sophisticated, built to fully grasp the daily rituals of holiday living.

In addition, it offers luxurious living with high end finishes and smart amenities. Also, it includes amazing views and wonderful outdoor living spaces including patio, garden. Clearly, this home is truly dream house was built from excellent home design combined by wonderful living room idea; dinning room idea; bedroom idea; bathroom idea; kitchen idea; outdoor living idea; and other great ideas.

The Architecture Design Project Information:

  • Project Name: Restio River House
  • Location: Pringle Bay, South Africa
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Area: 300.0 m2
  • Designed by: SAOTA
  • Interior Designer: ARRCC and Home Owner
Restio River House, a Sophisticated Family Holiday Home by SAOTA
The materials are hard wearing and resistant to the tough coastal climate and its winds that periodically sweep the bay.
Restio River House, a Sophisticated Family Holiday Home by SAOTA




Restio River House, a Sophisticated Family Holiday Home by SAOTA
Restio River House, a Sophisticated Family Holiday Home by SAOTA
Restio River House, a Sophisticated Family Holiday Home by SAOTA




Restio River House, a Sophisticated Family Holiday Home by SAOTA
Restio River House, a Sophisticated Family Holiday Home by SAOTA
The individual open-plan rooms flow seamlessly, forming one extended living zone and central space. Also, the welcoming kitchen and lounge area is at the centre, with a sofa in the kitchen large enough to seat the entire family. Besides, the living rooms have a direct relationship and the flow between these spaces add a unique dynamic to the house. So, a sense of mystery is created through the various spaces glimpsing each other.




Restio River House, a Sophisticated Family Holiday Home by SAOTA
The character and interior architecture of the kitchen area demonstrate a fresh approach to living. With the addition of some custom made pieces from ARRCC interiors – including the sofas and dining table in neutral tones – the house offers the enjoyment of weekends away. There is a sophisticated eclectic mix of easy-living and comfortable furniture. Besides, shades of white and grey fabrics are accented with original Moroccan Berber rugs and colorful kelims, complimented with solid French oak coffee tables and lacquered round timber stools. Thus, the use of soft leathers, white linens and rich textures create an immediate sense of calmness.
Restio River House, a Sophisticated Family Holiday Home by SAOTA
A warm but playfuA warm but playful and quirky element to the home with the likes of the punched brass cladding to the lounge fireplace as well as the graphic lighting installation from Flos. Especially, the dining room features a custom-made table by James Mudge with Lindsey Adelman pendant light. Besides, the black softened Magis chairs with sheepskins throws.




Restio River House, a Sophisticated Family Holiday Home by SAOTA
Restio River House, a Sophisticated Family Holiday Home by SAOTA




Restio River House, a Sophisticated Family Holiday Home by SAOTA
Restio River House, a Sophisticated Family Holiday Home by SAOTA
Restio River House, a Sophisticated Family Holiday Home by SAOTA




The Restio River House Gallery:

Text by the Architects: Perched on the banks of the Buffels River, close to its mouth in Pringle Bay – a small coastal town less than 100km from Cape Town, South Africa – this house has an easy living permanence that shakes off the salty winds and lets in the sun and the natural beauty of the surrounding indigenous vegetation and mountain valley.

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
– Tel: +27 (0)21 468 4400
– Email: info@saota.com




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