GASS Architecture Studios Designed a Family Home in South Africa

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Sep 5, 2014
References: gass.co.za & contemporist
GASS Architecture Studios designed 'Hillside,' a family home perched atop the Helderberg Mountains in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The high vantage point affords the house views of the expansive vineyards and river below.

The house borrows elements from the traditional farmhouse: the gravel driveway, ample forecourt, open garage system that resembles a barn structure and a water feature that resembles a trough. Beyond this point, the house completely diverges from the typical farmhouse.

Inside the stacked granite stone walls is a luxurious, contemporary abode punctuated with rustic elements. Upon entering, guests are greeted with a picture window that establishes the home's connection to the outdoors. The home is specifically designed around a courtyard, and views are accessible in every room.