Croydon Olive Estate




Celebrating the ‘dorp’ street architecture, this residential dwelling portrays the magical moment where contemporary meets traditional in a secure rural setting in the heart of the wine lands. Well-proportioned simplicity is combined with natural materials with contrasting textures to create a series of seamlessly flowing spaces from public to private – clearly expressing their function.


Deep recessed, regularly spaced windows create the illusion of thick walls with a strong reference to the traditional Cape Dutch method of construction. The traditional pitched roof is experienced throughout the dwelling while the hearth draws the user to a standstill in the family room – a place of relaxation and interaction with nature. The traditional veranda becomes an extension of the home into the private garden of the property – a place of true tranquillity


Croydon Olive Estate,
Somerset West
Cape Town