About Us

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, both for home owners and for 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 meeting your objectives and successfully delivering all aspects of your project.

Whether renovating, extending or building new, you have an opportunity to add real value to your property and to your life through smart design. This will directly enhance the way you feel and interact with the spaces around you. We combine carefully considered, innovative and practical design solutions with intelligent use of materials to suit your budget.

We start with your vision, listen carefully to your needs and craft spaces tailored to your lifestyle.

Taking inspiration from the uniqueness of location, landscape and views, we incorporate sustainable design that optimizes site potential and responds sensitively to local context. We carefully consider orientation the movement of the sun and prevailing winds to create sheltered and private indoor and outdoor living spaces that connect to the landscape and uplift the spirit.

We incorporate solar systems and heat pumps for hot water and underfloor heating, harvest rainwater and integrate grey water systems, LED lighting, natural ventilation and building insulation to create high performance, comfortable buildings with low energy requirements.

We can recommend reputable contractors to tender on your project and have established relationships with key suppliers and specialists that deliver high quality and good value. We are able to make recommendations to establish a suitable professional team for your project including the Structural Engineer, Quantity Surveyor and Planning Consultant where required.

We work closely with contractors and specialists on site to ensure high quality delivery.

Several of our clients, including repeat clients, are based abroad and rely on our integrity to always act in their best interests. We can become a single point of communication for the client to the project team and coordinate all requirements.

We are registered with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP), the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) and the Cape Institute for Architecture (CIA).

Services are underwritten by Professional Indemnity Insurers with a claim-free record to date.