Designed and built in the forties, extensive alterations and additions were required to transform this inward-looking period Constantia dwelling. The brief was to create an outward looking, entertainment-oriented, verandah home to suit the lifestyle needs of the client, whilst retaining the building’s classic charm and sense of grandeur. The spectacular, oak-lined grounds were considered an extension of the house. As a result, the terraced garden layout, sweeping driveway and reception forecourt with its central water feature all formed an integral part of the additions – establishing natural synergy and flow. A large bay window and French Doors invite the gardens into the interior spaces, where a sense of timeless class has been established. Due to the client’s passion for cooking, the sun-drenched country kitchen with its large island and fireplace provides the focal point of this home.