1. Home
  2. Dream Houses

South African Residence in Cape Town Has a Surprinsing Garden

The Bridle Road Residence (or the Gubbins House ) in Cape Town, South Africa, was designed by  architectural designer Antonio Zaninovic, Rees Roberts and Partners and ASLA partner David Kelly. Winning a 2010 Honor Award from the American Society and Landscape Architects, the home is known for its  many sustainable features and an amazing local flora garden.

Bridle-Road-Residence-Cape-Town-1

Bridle-Road-Residence-Cape-Town-2

The main accents of the garden are the Fynbos , a thretened collection of fine shrubs that are native to South Africa. Protected by public view in three sides, the home has a magnificent view of the bay area through the big windows. A self-cleaning pool in the back of the house insures a natural circuit: “Water in the natural pool circulates upward into a reflection pool in a private courtyard above, then washes over the side of the house in a waterfall that flows over the window of an indoor bathing room and sauna”. Built with locally-poured concrete and balau wood native to this region, the Bridle Road Residence is an eco-friendly building with a lot of surprisinlgy features and an amazing garden.

Bridle-Road-Residence-Cape-Town-3

Bridle-Road-Residence-Cape-Town-4

Bridle-Road-Residence-Cape-Town-5

Bridle-Road-Residence-Cape-Town-6

Bridle-Road-Residence-Cape-Town-7

Bridle-Road-Residence-Cape-Town-8

Bridle Road Residence Cape Town 9

Bridle-Road-Residence-Cape-Town-10

Bridle-Road-Residence-Cape-Town-11

Bridle-Road-Residence-Cape-Town-12

You might also like