Royal29 - Residential estate in Hout Bay, Cape Town
Royal29 offers suburban living conveniences with the outdoor lifestyle which only Hout Bay can offer. Mountainous views which surround the site, a plethora of hiking and walking trails, outdoor activities ranging from trail running, cycling, SUP’ing, fishing, kayaking to yachting or scenic drives along Chapmans Peak Drive to Constantia’s wine route.The close proximity to the beach, eateries, coffee shops, MyCityBus and general amenities gives rise to a walkable lifestyle, more commonly related in Europe. The building offers sustainable living with energy efficient fittings, lighting, solar and heat pumps. Spacious living areas open onto balconies, garden & pool, promoting a healthy indoor / outdoor flow, while maintaining the buildings’ contemporary form.
Six exclusive apartments in Hout Bay’s quiet Royal Avenue with a glimpse of the bay, have been designed by Darryl Croome Architects to take full advantage of this unique location. Royal29 has maritime links with the beach and harbour in walking distance. This has influenced the design which has been enhanced with the level of architectural detail and selection of materials, whether it be balustrading with stainless steel cables, timber decking or its signature timber facade cladding, reminiscent of coastal drift wood.
The architecture also pays homage to the historical cape vernacular, for which Hout Bay is world renowned (..think Kronendal, Cape Dutch farmsteads and barns). The architectural treatment of white facades in classical proportioning with charcoal ‘lean-to’ roofs provide an appropriate backdrop for a green approach with the facade planters.
The charcoal textured base allows the building to visually elevate itself from street level, with streetscape landscaping offering screening, shade and privacy from the road.
A secure covered entrance with intercoms and landscaping is provided at street level.
All of the units lead to private decks or balconies with built in braais. The ground floor units enjoy private gardens & pools on their North Western aspects, capitalizing on the afternoon sun while sheltering the area from the prevailing summer winds.
Extensive use of modern and textured materials, used to craft the internal living areas, bathrooms and kitchens give the spaces a fresh and crisp feel. Three Penthouse units above comprising of 3 bedrooms each have been designed over 2 storeys, featuring expansive and double volume internal living areas leading to view terraces and balconies, ideal for summer entertaining and braaiing. Energy efficient heatpumps or solar heaters supply the hot water to the units.