Sacha on Chapmans Peak - Secure residential estate in Hout Bay
Sacha consists of 16 exclusive apartments with a public interface spilling onto the street. Pedestrian access is gained here, with a small retail opportunity open to the public. To accommodate parking, the building is raised two storeys above ground level, creating a shared podium level with a pool and deck, inviting residents to mingle, basking in the sun and embracing the marvelous view. Additionally, the top most floor functions as a shared roof terrace and viewing deck with barbecue facilities, el fresco dining, shaded lounging area, cloakrooms and protection from the elements.
The apartments include 2 two-bedroom, 3 one-bedroom and 10 three-bedroom units, as well as the impressive penthouse suite. It was crucial to find a balance between the practical aspects of everyday living and an aesthetically pleasing structure contributing to the fabric of the old town. The spatial planning accommodates a variety of layouts to suit the occupants’ needs – all bedrooms offer en-suite bathrooms, have two parking bays, fibre, DSTV, and temperature control systems to provide the utmost comfort. Other amenities include a concierge desk, bicycle store, an outdoor shower, and a garden store for those who want to grow their own flowers and herbs along the mountainside on the east.
Every aspect of the design has received utmost care and attention to detail. Visual and tactile experience has been considered. Soft, sensual lines of the bulkheads, reminiscent of the nautical theme, contrast the robust, exposed concrete finishes. This is complimented with the warmth of natural timber to provide an overall sense of comfort and style.
The architects sought to pay respect to the natural beauty of the site while providing luxurious living. Bold, sweeping lines hint at a nautical theme. Sleek forms combined with a material palette of concrete, timber and glass provides an elegant, yet contemporary addition to the old town of Hout Bay. Exuding luxury, each apartment offers a spectacular view over the valley to the north, Little Lions Head to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean and the bay to the South West. Nestled in the dense Milkwood forest, the Grootbos, this site becomes the perfect setting for a serene refuge. Overlooking the phenomenal views of the bay and harbour, the surrounding mountains and northern valleys, the splendour that Hout Bay has to offer is endless. The site is protected by the Karbonkelberg Mountain from the infamous south eastern winds and is situated at the start of Chapmans Peak Drive, one of the most scenic routes along the Atlantic coast.
Situated at the foothill of Chapmans Peak, cradled in the Baviaanskloof Mountain gorge along one of the worlds’ most scenic roads; Chapmans Peak Drive. Across the way lies the beach, coffee shops, eateries, Chapmans Peak Hotel, hiking trails, gym, MyCiti Bus stop and general amenities, giving rise to a walkable lifestyle more common in Europe. From its elevated position the views of the crystal blue water, crisp white beach and jagged silhouette of The Sentinal Mountain, consume the spaces of the apartments. Behind, the tree canopy of the wild olives and indigenous forest ground the building and bring a sense of serenity, reflecting the dappled light across the glass façade. It is a place to behold, to admire and to play.