A contemporary family home designed to take in valley and mountain views in the picturesque Paarl Valley in the Western Cape

2020, Paarl, Cape Town, South Africa
Area: 268m²
Project Team: Nadine Clarke, Deandra Farinha


Huis Willers Floor Plan

The Clients Dream

Living in beautiful Paarl the client found a subdivision on the foot of the Paarl mountain with amazing mountain views to the east and west. Their dream was to build a home for their young family that capitalized on the views but also provided space to work, play and relax.


The Dream Actualised (Design Response)

Our site visit revealed a compact site with amazing views located at least 3m below street level and that contained a massive existing avo tree in one corner! We unanimously agreed to keep the tree and build the home around it.

Set over two levels it was logical to place the living spaces on the first floor at street level while dedicating the ground floor to more private bedroom and study spaces. An expressed stairwell, with views of the avo tree to the south and dramatic landscape to the east, serves to link both floors.

On the first floor, an open plan living space flows out onto a large covered patio linked to the ground floor garden via an external staircase.

Ground floor bedrooms open directly onto the Garden, encouraging outdoor connection. A small lawn is a play space for the kids and a plunge pool and boma add to the entertainment options.

Both the avo tree and Paarl Dome become defining features, framed by multiple windows and viewpoints, with a large covered patio emphasising dramatic views to the east and north. High levels windows add to the feeling of lightness in structure and form, carried further by exposed timber rafters in the main living space. 

This compact contemporary home packs a real punch with loads of accommodation and views.


Dreaming of Your Mountain View?

If you like what you see and hear and want to work with us on your home, feel free to call or email us to set up an appointment to discuss your requirements.

Nadine: 082 809 1970 || Studio: 011 025 8318 || info@meik.co.za