Being3 Architects was appointed by the Coetzee-White trust to bring new life to this old home located in a prime area close to the Stellenbosch University sports grounds and adjacent to the Eerste River. The house was constructed in an era when the idea of connecting inside and outside was a concept on the distant horizon. The house had a cluttered, dark feel with a sombre half first floor and crowded garden. Part of the new design was to make much more of the beautiful site with larger openings and an outdoor living area connected to the heart of the home. A complete new roof was added to create a full first storey with 3 en-suite bedrooms and a study area. The original central entrance was respected and retained as the pivot point of the alterations. Internal changes strived to simplify flow of spaces and the more open plan lifestyle our clients desired. The kitchen was relocated to enable more direct connections between the living room and braai patio and the kitchen itself. The design solution was one reached with a great deal of thought taking the existing, context, budget, climate, aesthetics and client requirements into consideration.