House Cormallen Hill

    An engineer, his wife and two teenage children, needed a home where the kids could stay on after finishing school and while at varsity, (and maybe even longer). They purchased a steep and relatively small site before appointing us as architects. There are beautiful views, over the roofs of the neighbors across the[…]

Koi House

    The clients wanted a holiday home at the coast which they and their 60 Koi fish could move to when they retire. Animals, and the protection of the earth’s natural resources, was second on their list of ‘must-haves’. Strey Architects was presented with low lying stand at the end of a Cul-de-Sac, with[…]

The Barn House

              Southdowns Dairy Farm Estate is part of a 100 year old dairy farm just south of Irene, Pretoria. The architectural guidelines consequently requires a ‘farm’- or ‘Old Transvaal’ style aesthetic, which was interpreted in a contemporary way by Strey Architects. The vision of the architects were three fold:[…]

Loft House

            Strey Architects were presented by a PIA & SAIA Award of Merit through finding unique & practical solutions to the tough challenge presented to them by this unique stand! A sub-divided pan-handle, in the leafy eastern Lynnwood suburb of Pretoria, presented us with quite a challenge! The original house was[…]

Link House

        The architects were presented with a West facing stand with a large Stinkwood tree on the East boundary wall. It was decided to create a ‘courtyard’ type house with a living ‘wing’ to the South, a bedroom ‘wing’ to the North & a ‘Link’ between the two, hence the name of[…]

Tube House

An elevated stand surrounded by South African versions of Tuscan presented an opportunity to rather focus on glimpses of nature between the other houses resulting in a ‘cubist’s’ home, framing views. ‘Tubes’ were utilized to ‘frame’ these views but also to act as sun-shade devices. Floating ‘railway sleeper’ stair treads brings contrast to the stark[…]

House Eagle Heights

  The projects top priorities were privacy & security, as other estate dwellers will be roaming the bush around it and high-profile dignitaries will be visiting or even staying over. It is possible to design from edge-to-edge with no building lines, but this created it’s own challenges, like having to incorporate the gutters for rain[…]