summer house

de waterkant, completed 2012

total rebuild + extension in heritage area

living / dining / court

kitchen / court / study

kitchen / court / study


kitchen detail

kitchen detail

court screen

privacy screen between neighbours on existing stone wall exposed during construction

study / court / bridge

living / court / bridge

study / guest suite

existing stone wall + rock substrate exposed during excavation + construction

study detail

study / guest suite / court

guest suite

living / kitchen / stair

existing patched wall + old beam sockets exposed during construction

stair / utility store / bridge

stair materials

stair detail

stair / bridge / rooflight

bridge / stair to roof

an automated sliding rooflight allows access up to the roof deck + pool

main suite

main suite detail

main en-suite bathroom


view from main bathroom when the frosted glass pocket door is open

second bedroom

full width glazed doors open onto rear stone wall.
the court/light well has a shading / privacy / security screen above so that doors can be left open day + night in summer

second bedroom bed + storage

additional storage is inside the lower headboard behind the pillows + bookshelves with mirrored doors above. the slot between acts as a bedside table with lighting + power sockets. the middle top cupboards have doors on pistons hiding the airconditioning

en-suite bathroom detail

en-suite bathroom / shower

the shower opens onto the rear stone wall court + is completely private

roof deck / pool

the counter on the left houses a barbecue, sink + fridge, as well as the pool pump equipment

pool / roof deck

the raised bench at the end of the pool houses a 'swim-jet'

roof deck

planters with integrated irrigation + counters with recessed lighting