Joanne Hain Architect

beautiful places deserve beautiful spaces

a selection of my most recent built projects:

Developer House, Cathkin Estate
Thukela House

A new house three bedroom house in Cathkin Estate, designed to maximize the incredible views. The house is a contemporary alternative to the traditional look in the estate

Mountain Escape

A new house 4 bedroom house in Cathkin Estate, Central Drakensberg. The house is shared by multiple owners and has expansive entertainment areas to accommodate large groups with bedrooms tucked away for moments of quiet.

Drakensberg house renovaton
Intunja House

A new house three bedroom house in Cathkin Estate, designed to maximize the incredible views. The house is a contemporary alternative to the traditional look in the estate

Drakensberg house renovaton
Housing complex for ex-pats

A housing project built in an African city for ex-patriot contract workers. The housing project was designed with many overlapping spaces where people could meet and get to know their neighbors to counter the lonely existence of a contract worker.

Making a house a home

In this project this lovely house was renovated to update the finishes and spaces of the existing house as well as the addition of beautiful new spaces.

Making the most of a beautiful view

Our wonderful valley has the most incredible vistas, which many of the homes here do not make the most of. In this renovation project the main living space was transformed to capitalize on a spectacular view and make the space more functional and beautiful. 

Loft addition, Drakensberg
Optimizing extra space

The brief was to create a practical garage / storage space as well as a compact loft apartment. When adding new area to your home, a loft space can be a very efficient way to add the value of an additional bedroom / a work space.

Farm House Addition

Adding new spaces to older buildings can be tricky, but this addition to an old style farm house in the Champagne valley is a great example of how adding the value of extra space doesn't necessarily mean detracting from the beautiful character of an existing building.