South African architecture studio SAOTA built “OVD 919“, a sensational mansion in a unique natural environment with a 360 degree view over Bantry Bay, Clifton and the mountains. The family residence measures more than 2000 square meters and lies at the foot of the mountains known as Lion Head.
The projects was completed in 2014 and won at 2016 A+Awards in the category Private House XL. One of the challenges was the sloping ground. Therefore the architects had to build a platform and created a layering floor plan which permits different living experiences at various spaces. The main living areas, the master bedroom, the terrace, the garden and the pool are elevated to the upper level. The house also holds a coffee bar and an open kitchen. Sections of external walls of the houses can slide all the way to completely merge the inside with the outside. A glazed elevator links the garage in the basement with the other levels of the villa. Moreover a concrete staircase with wooden panels leads through the building. The interior is decorated with wooden accents designed by Studio Parkington. Other characteristics are exposed concrete surfaces, large rugs and carpets.