Renovating a home for a farm manager

A client in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal, recently asked me for additions to an existing 6m-diameter thatched bedsit to accommodate a new farm manager and his family.

Renovating a home for a farm manager
Photo: Jonno Smith
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The cottage currently has a bathroom and kitchen. Shown outlined in brown on the layout is the three-bedroom addition, with a second bathroom.

These are in a wrap-around formation to form an enclosed courtyard area for outdoor living and security. The new roof is married into the existing thatched roof.

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Included as per the client’s request are built-in cupboards, and straight wall sections against which beds can be placed.

To assist with the internal flow of the house, I’ve transformed the existing windows on the courtyard side into a French door. This will allow for easy access to the bedrooms, garden court and braai.

Kind regards,
Jonno

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