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Traditional South African architectural references inform this Dutch Modern home, clad in vertical slats and stucco.

Designed for empty-nesters with an eye towards artfully aging-in-place, this 3,500 square foot, three bedroom home takes cues from the architectural style of 17th century Cape Town. 

The finished structure – two volumes, independent yet clearly related – was carefully designed to flawlessly meld with the surrounding wetlands, creating a seamless relationship between the indoor and outdoor living spaces. The facade, a juxtaposition of smooth stucco and vertically rhythmic boards, forges a subtle tension that invigorates the approach to the complex.

Architectural plan of a Dutch Modern house designed by VMAD, with the surrounding wetlands.
Traditional South African architectural references inform this Dutch Modern home, clad in vertical slats and stucco.
Traditional South African architectural references inform this Dutch Modern home, clad in vertical slats and stucco.
Traditional South African architectural references inform this Dutch Modern home, clad in vertical slats and stucco.