Site plan Ground floor First floor plan North and West elevation South and East elevation Sections A and B Sections C and D Approach North West view South West view South East view North East view Entrance Kitchen Dining area Living area Foyer Lounge Bedroom

House Van Wyk (Pringle Bay)

House Van Wyk 2024

In progress


This holiday house, which started out as a small cottage 50 years ago, underwent additions in 1996. Since then, the owner’s needs has evolved further, with a larger family translating into more accommodation and improved utilities. This, together with a context which developed into a prime sea-side village with increasing property values and more permanent residents, triggered the decision to engage in a major additions and alterations project.


The siting of the property, at the foot of the mountain, in High Level Road Pringle Bay, with one-hundred-and-eighty degrees sweeping sea views, is enough reason to re-think the existing building and to maximise the opportunities apart from addressing the aesthetics which will be updated to a timeless character.


The new program will add much value with more bedrooms and en suite bathrooms, including sunny lounge areas, while opening up the ground floor living space to ensure a continuous flow and connectivity with the outside entertainment area and views. This is all accomplished with thoughtful re-planning, increasing the footprint by only 10 square meters.


Project Team

Raymond Smith assisted by Vincent de Beer


Single Residential


Full six stage architectural service


1 February 2024


2024, additions and alterations, overstrand, pringle bay