Exterior View of Riva One - A luxury Guesthouse in South Africa

Riva One: A Luxury Guesthouse In South Africa With Sliding Facade Screens

  • Architect and Principal Agent: GSQUARED architects
  • QS: Panoptic QS
  • Engineer: FHI Consulting Engineers
  • Contractor: Base Projects
  • Town Planning: Tommy Brummer
  • Landscape Designer: Alasdair
  • Landscaping Installation: RedDaffodil
  • Lighting: One to One by Martin Döller.
  • Flooring: Lalegno LimeGreen Sourcing Solutions
  • Sanware: Yourspace Bathrooms
  • Tiles: Studio Masson
  • Aluminium: Wehmeyer & Sons
  • Joinery: Rychant Joiners
  • Appliances: Siemens Home South Africa
  • Furniture by: Pierre Cronje Fine Furniture, Okha Interiors, Konan Hall Interiors, Kasia Stefanczyk, Hendre Bloem, Weylandts, Sofa Company, MIJA Finest Furniture, HAUS, Yuppiechef
  • Photography: Pivot Point Viz
  • Location: South Africa

Nestled amidst the striking beauty of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean’s endless expanse, Riva One, a luxury guesthouse in South Africa stands as a testament to meticulous craftsmanship and a profound love for the country. This villa, contains four different suites and a basement featuring spaces that have a strong connection between the indoors and the outdoors.

Fabio, an Italian with a global perspective, first set foot on South African soil nearly four decades ago. His love affair with this country laid the foundation for Riva One. Years later, accompanied by his son Alessio and lifelong friend Marcel, Fabio returned to South Africa, their hearts set on creating a sanctuary of unparalleled luxury amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Exterior View of Riva One - A luxury Guesthouse in South Africa

Riva One is a one-storey luxury guesthouse in South Africa designed by South-African architecture and interior design firm, GSQUARED. It contains four different types of suites each uniquely interpreting the vision of the owners and the surrounding environment differently. The facility is cascaded by a pool deck, different outdoor seating clusters and supported by a recreation area in the basement.

Exterior View of Riva One - A luxury Guesthouse in South Africa
Exterior View of Riva One - A luxury Guesthouse in South Africa
Exterior View of Riva One - A luxury Guesthouse in South Africa
Exterior View of Riva One - A luxury Guesthouse in South Africa
View from balcony of one of the suites in Riva One.

The standout feature of this luxury guesthouse in South Africa is the integration of sliding screens along the facade of the building. This feature was not just a product of function but also of aesthetics as it provided the design with character.

Delving into the intricate details of our architectural elegance. The sliding screens at Riva One serve not just as a design element but as a multifunctional feature. Offering both shade and privacy, their captivating patterns resonate across various elements, adding finesse to every space.

Riva One
Mobile screen on facade.

This luxury guesthouse has four suites each offering a unique journey of indulgence and relaxation. The Sole Suite provides panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Lion’s Head, while the Luna Suite offers a serene atmosphere for quiet reflection. The Mare Suite invites guests to experience coastal charm, and the Prima Vista Penthouse boasts expansive balconies and breathtaking views.

In the living room of the Prima Vista Penthouse, guests encounter a carefully crafted design where concrete complements warm woods and oceanic blues. This blend of colors and textures creates a welcoming and visually appealing space. Whether relaxing on comfortable furnishings or admiring the panoramic views, guests experience a sense of tranquility and sophistication in this luxury guesthouse in South Africa.

Our owners’ passion for connecting indoor and outdoor spaces shines in the Penthouse. Everything opens up to embrace the breathtaking surroundings, blurring the lines between inside and out. The living room is an artistic blend of concrete, warm woods, and oceanic blues, echoing the harmony of Mare, Luna, and Sole.

Riva One
Outdoor seating area in Riva One.

The luxury guesthouse showcases eco-conscious luxury. Solar panels harness renewable energy, rainwater harvesting systems conserve precious resources, and intelligent building design minimizes environmental impact without compromising on comfort or style.

In every corner of this luxury guesthouse in South Africa, architectural elegance meets natural harmony. From the sun-drenched Sole Suite to the tranquil Luna Suite and the majestic Mare Suite, each space is a testament to the villa’s dedication to excellence.

Day beds by poolside in Riva One.
Close up of floating stair threads in Riva One.
Decor in Riva One by GSQUARED
Locally crafted centre stool in Riva One.
Basement area in Riva One
Pool table in recreation area in Riva One.
Exterior view of Riva One.

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