L’Avenue is another successful collaboration between BE3 and the dynamic client pair of Thys en Hildegarde Geyser. Built on the slopes of Franschhoek pass the setting and climate dictated the layout. In a modern interpretation of the traditional U shaped Cape Dutch plan form an enclosed external living space is surrounded by 3 barn wings protecting it from the prevailing South-Easter. The main axis allows visitors an uninterrupted view through the entrance foyer, across the pool and onto the vineyards beyond. This forms a visual link between the 3 barns each of which has a specific and separate function. A warm colour palette creates a luxurious interior balancing the natural light that flows through well placed windows and doors framing the magnificent mountain views.