MARVIN FARR ARCHITECTS is a Cape Town based boutique design practice specializing in contemporary residential architecture and interiors – bespoke new homes and major alterations to existing houses.

We unlock potential in properties, converting them into unique and highly valuable assets for both home owners and developers.

We have international experience in major hotel and office projects and local experience in commercial refurbishments and furniture design.

We offer professionalism and integrity, combined with experienced and personal design services dedicated to successfully delivering all aspects of your project.



The Villa  I  Fresnaye

Top Road  I  Fresnaye

Chene Close  I  Constantia

Fiskaal Close  I  Camps Bay

Hely Hutchinson  I  Camps Bay

House  I  Atlantic Seaboard

House  I  Camps Bay

Woodhead Close  I  Camps Bay

Townhouse  I  Oranjezicht


Hilton Hotel  I  Gatwick, London

Hilton Hotel  I  Wembley, London

Atlantic Hotel  I  Jersey, Channel Islands


B MED HQ  I  London

Peninsular Offices  I  Manchester

Embassy  I  Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Embassy  I  Harare, Zimbabwe

Artigiano HQ  I  Isle of Wight


One Plett  I  Plettenberg Bay


Wood Dining Table


“Marvin Farr is a smart, creative architect that delivers.  He has transformed my villa in Cape Town over several phases into a unique, warm and welcoming home with many magical touches.  We have worked together on a game farm project in Limpopo and I look forward to working with Marvin on my summerhouse in the Stockholm Archipelago.  Always dependable, I recommend him highly.”  – Preston Haskell

Over the last years, we have worked on three upmarket residential homes with Marvin Farr Architects, all with very pleasing results.  One home was a partial renovation/facelift, the other a more substantial renovation, and the third house a complete rebuild – quite different projects with different challenges.  In all three cases, we found that Marvin not only understood our needs, but added very good value with his flair for contemporary design and excellent understanding of the flow and experience of spaces created. We found him down to earth & reliable, and have no reservation in recommending him as an excellent architect who pays close attention to the details.” – Casey & Judith Augoustides

“We hired Marvin Farr for alterations and extensions to our home and were very satisfied with the level of professional service he provided, his creativity and his dedication to finding the best feasible design solutions for complex tasks.  Marvin is a very friendly and reliable person to work with.  He is client focused and showed an utmost level of flexibility during all phases of the remodeling.  One can see and feel that he has a real passion for architecture and interiors.” – Rene & Henriette G