Date of Completion: March 1995
“Wonderful living spaces inside and outside”
The house was moved closer to the south facing street with a resulting large north facing private back garden. It was put at a slight angle to face exactly north (at the back), with a stoep and pergola for vines to provide shade in summer and allow the winter sun to penetrate the house. We wanted a rustic effect for the outside walls, allowing for the house to ‘age’ and avoiding the need to paint (and repaint). At the time we were building, this was quite a novelty, but Ben obtained the necessary information and this also became a reality.
The house is not big in so far as square meters are concerned (as per instructions from the owners…and the limitations with regard to funds….), but both the inside and outside create wonderful living spaces. Ben supervised the building process throughout, and in the following years we approached him again for minor additions and changes, as our circumstances changed.
It is now almost 20 years later, and we are very happy with how the house has aged and most importantly, how it accommodates the living style which we wanted.
Phil and Annetjie Snijman