Residential Renovation In Windhoeok
MR Architects was approached by the client to renovate and modernize an old modernist house on a property in the flourishing suburb of Eros Park. The original inward-focused house is well oriented, and its basic configuration had the potential to be developed into an exceptionally comfortable house. The property is located on the ridge of Eros Park, with stunning views of the Auas hills to both north and south. The brief was to retain the existing structure, but to open up and enhance the living spaces and bedrooms to celebrate the potential of the site. The original living space was cellular in design and devoid of outdoor living areas. The new design created an open plan connection between the lounge/dining rooms and kitchen, with a scullery to the side away from view. The outer shell of the building was opened up to invite the natural landscape into the house. The living space creates a successful connection between the southern courtyard space and the northern garden. A large covered outdoor entertainment area and pool on the north creates an inviting outside living space that enhances the joy of Windhoek’s pleasant summer evenings. Additional pockets of outdoor privacy created at the southern courtyard and the veranda, enables the different members of the family of five to choose where to relax and enjoy the views, depending on the time of day.