We ended our year with this beautiful project in the peaceful village of Clanwilliam. Clanwilliam is nestled in a valley at the foot of the Cederberg mountains. After a 3 hour drive from Cape Town on your way to the Namaqualand, you will find this town that was also voted Town of The Year 2009.
After sorting out all the challenging logistics of working on a project 4 hours drive from our base in Hermanus, we started in October 2009. The work was done by our trusted Supervisor Thomas Chauke and his excellent team. It was completed in 6 weeks and the last snagging finished in December.
The design and dÃ©cor of this beautiful home is the brainchild of Interior Designer Estelle Scholtz. Estelle has been featured in House and Leisure and Elle Decoration many times. What started out as a renovation job & changing a staircase and a few other things, turned into a full building project. With the help of Cape Town based architect Simon Mccullagh they created a new look for this extraordinary home. The building was done by Herman Theart of Ekosto 1091 Building Contractors. It was a real pleasure working with him on a very organized and well planned project.
The thatch roof was done by Lucas Quality Thatchers, giving it a farmhouse look but the concrete slab over the stoep area acts as a veranda and adds a modern touch. The interior and exterior walls were done in Midas Fresco. Fresco is a very durable textured acrylic base paint, giving the walls a beautiful texture but does not stain or change colour like the old cement paint. The paint was supplied by Greg Rethman and his team from Midas Earthcote Hermanus. We got excellent service and help at all times which made the project run smoothly. Thanks guys!
The windows were done in a wash technique using Midas Midacoat Satin, Colour Dusted Moss. The effect created an aged balua look. In all the rooms one or two walls were done with shell plaster, a mix of white cement and abalone shells. The floors were done by Corcoleum in a grey finish on the ground floors and in a sandstone colour on the first floor. These all harmonised well with artfully chosen colours of Gurgle and Almost There.
The exterior colour is Pitted Stone that blends well with the wooden shutter doors under the concrete overhang and the balua decking around the swimming pool. The garden, which was done by Ilse Saaiman from Flora Simonis , has elements of dark bark and grey stone. In the back white riverstones were used for the path. All of these work very well with the Pitted Stone.
Overall good design, the right colours, the use of stone, brick, plants and fabrics flow together to create a warm, welcoming home for the family to enjoy.
Well done to everyone; The Works rates this our House of the Year project.