Selected Projects

Winchester Road

Probably my favourite of all my houses. This home was responsible for starting my practice and entering into the private house market.

The clients spent a lot of time in Italy and wanted a simple Cape-style house with special Italian detailing using lots of plasterwork to represent stone and natural materials. The house has spectacular mountain view’s and wonderful indoor outdoors spaces with an open plan feel throughout, all while allowing each room to have its own unique space and function.

The large house is simplified into smaller sections to feel cosier and the architecture is intended to age and grow organically with nature.

Badgemore Crescent

Another favourite building of mine which was designed for friends. This home was curtailed by the strict height restrictions and other formal regulations making the creation of this Cape-Style farmhouse more complicated.

This house, set in a riverbank with imposing views, has a welcoming entrance passage ending in an unusual courtyard. The bedrooms were staggered along the wide stoep that look over a gorgeous wetland and opened up to a beautiful garden created by the owners. 

The Round House

A circular house within square, a square within a circle. The garden and outbuildings echoing the inner sanction. Pure shapes, natural materials and functional interlocking rooms in a united whole. Linked together by water, green and concrete and steel and glass walkways.


Invermark Road

Dark Grey brickwork and black steel detailing work harmoniously with the Italian styled cloister courtyards and the spectacular views of Table Mountain. In contrast, the interiors are modern, white and slick and joined by a central double volume entrance hall that doubles as an art gallery with a steel free floating staircase.

The house was part dinner party entertaining and part private abode with both spaces sharing the same language and minimalistic styling. The stunning gardens look out over the city with the facades relating to the ever present shadow of the Mountain.

Arambrook Boutique

Initially a large family home, designed around the Cape vernacular with classic detailing and large lofty spaces. Symmetry was very important to the clients and, as the house was right in the Liesbeeck river, both this and the mountain elevations were equally important. The design was hugely enhanced with spectacular gardening by Landscape Architect, Carrie Latimer

Later, the owner converted this huge home to become an upmarket boutique hotel that has featured in several TV living programs and design and travel magazines.

Glen Avenue

The client’s dream was for a classical, French-detailed home in fairly traditional Cape Architecture details and to create the ultimate family home. The garden and indoor living spaces are especially lovely, once again created by landscape Architect Tertia Stubbs.

Klaasens Road

Built over an existing house in Bishopscourt that faced south over the Constantia vineyards making it difficult to capture north sun. The design of this property makes use of several ways of trapping the limited north light all while capitalising on the stunning views. The very steep hill allowed for a simple single storey on entrance level that then stepped down into the landscape again. The house is perfectly complimented with great landscaping by Carrie Latimer and Heimo Schulze.

This house was build by Mark Lunn Construction with both Chris Meny-Gibert and Keith Cattell as consultants. Joinery was done by Silverbirsh and Interjoin and the interiors were done by Janet Pavier. Because of the harsh western light, extensive balcony detailing and sunscreens were used as well as a variety of various fenestration allowing the views to become part of each bedroom.

Suddie Close

After an unfortunate fire burnt down the original house, I was commissioned to build a new simple Cape “Steenberg”-type house. At the request of the client, the house makes extensive use of aluminium windows due to his part ownership in Pinnacle Glass who supplied all the aluminium fittings.

The simple Cape Vernacular did not naturally allow for the all aluminium look so JCA introduced a second language that was modern, trendy and black in contract to the monkey grey timber fenestration.

The house was built by Chris Marshall of Cape Additions and was an excellent example of building at its best with a unified team that produced quality work on time and in budget despite the difficulties of building during the COVID-19 lockdowns.

Eugene Marais Avenue

To compensate for the building’s proximity to the road, the entrance is enclosed within two walled courtyards leading to three gabled buildings.

A naturally well-lit and detailed spinal passage on both levels punctures the space to create a clear circulation route with regular and symmetrical style dormer windows rising above the gables.

Black steel windows, pergolas and sunscreens contrast against the traditional glass fronted architecture resulting in a spacious town house despite the constrains of the plot.

3D renders by Gerhard Theron at

Norwich Drive

A modern angular house incorporating concrete and stone walls, steelwork and monopitched roofs, allowing north sunlight to filter into the south facing rooms. This family home has a variety of levels, double volume spaces and interesting focal points with spectacular views of Table Mountain.

3D renders by Gerhard Theron at