Milieu Creative introduced oversized windows and doors, as well as flush floor levels from the inside to out, letting the natural landscape become part of the interior. Milieu Creative managing director Davina Bester says the layered site which falls to the water below was designed so each level is an extension of the home, to create additional living and entertaining zones. These zones include the pool and dining level, seating and lawn for the kids to play, as well as a landscaped garage rooftop. “At street level, the courtyard was engaged with the architecture to allow the space to become much more usable with a young family,” Davina says.
On the flip side, the design team were also mindful of how outdoor living spaces could be experienced as a backdrop to the interior. Davina says this came down to lighting, to create the perfect ambience.