This house in the newly developed Gift Acres estate was
designed for a couple and their two Boston Terriers. The site is quite small,
398m², with a 12.1m north facing street boundary. The Estate has stringent
architectural aesthetical guidelines which govern aspects such as height, roof
coverings, window and door types etc. to ensure a level of architectural
homogeneity on the small stands, each who will have his or her own architect.
The house is on a steep site (5.5 m slope from
south to north) on two levels with a double garage on the lower level and a
120m² house with 27m² of patios and balconies on the higher level. The owners
are both keen gardeners and to keep the dogs from ruining their indigenous
succulent collection, this was moved to a roof garden over the whole extent of
the upper floor. To accommodate larger species such as the Naboom and big
aloes, a soil depth of 400mm was provided. The roof garden is accessible from a
steel bridge at the back of the house. Two bedrooms, one en-suite bathroom and
one separate bathroom, an open plan kitchen, dining and lounge and a 15m²
undercover patio provide the accommodation that the owners required.