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Modern Family Home In Clifton by SAOTA

Modern family home on the cliff surrounded with other homes

Nettleton 195 is modern family home built in Clifton, Cape Town, an affluent suburb and an exclusive residential area which is home to some of the most expensive real estate in South Africa. Dwellings are nestled on cliffs that have sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean.


Our loyal readers will probably notice, that this modern family home is designed by the outstanding SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects). Their signature design is hard to miss and impossible to ignore. With TCA as structural engineers and OKHA Interiors as a furniture supplier, this architectural masterpiece reached incredible levels of design quality, same as any of their modern homes, Pearl Valley 334, Nettleton 198, which is definitely one of the most beautiful houses in the world!

"Whilst the site is fairly small at 874.7 square meters, it sloped away dramatically, resulting in a house of 5 separate floors which in many instances connects to the adjacent natural ground levels, or raised platforms. One accesses the house at the midlevel between the second and the highest floor, resulting in the house being only 2 storeys above Nettleton Road. (...) A dramatic open tread staircase and lift core, with a generous skylight creates a central spine which connects all the floors comfortably. Even the lowest level – which is a predominantly double volume gallery space formed by the cavernous space below the main living level and the steep natural ground line – has generous natural light via the stairwell and skylights. (...) The interior is decidedly modern, effortless ultra-chic and makes you feel instantly comfortable and at home." - says Mark Rielly of Antoni Associates.


So, what do you think of this modern family home? Like it? Love it? Which SAOTA's project is your favorite? Let me know in the comment section below.

Contemporary entrance and wooden facade

Wooden contemporary facade

Wooden floor and sculpture in modern family home

Open glass wall and contemporary interiors

Modern interior design

Modern stairs in family home in South Africa

Wooden table and ocean view

Master bed in modern bedroom

Glass wall with the view

Ocean view from modern bedroom

Entrance to the modern family home

Wooden facade

Contemporary wooden facade

Simple minimalist stairs

Basement floor plan

Ground floor plan

First floor plan

Second floor plan

West elevation

Section A-A


All photos © Adam Letch and SAOTA

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