Suburban forest retreat set against Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain.
This luxury home offers sanctuary and sophistication, nestled against Cape Town's most iconic natural landmark. Just as the surrounding trees influenced the design of the structure, Table Mountain and even the cityscape beyond served as inspiration for this impressive home.
Set on 4,000m2, the home has been created to emulate its craggy backdrop. From the curved cantilevers to the bold use of cement, glass, wood and other materials, the architecture mirrors the angles and textures of the mountain that overlooks the property. An enchanting eco-pool, complete with resident fresh-water prawns and naturally-occurring flora, creates a pleasing focal point in the garden, and provides a natural segue from there to the ground level sauna and pool room, with a Jacuzzi. It also has a hammam with artisanal red Zellige tiles handmade in Zimbabwe. On this level is a yoga studio, as well as two offices.
A floor-to-ceiling library/reading room at the base of the stairs creates a perfect family space away from the main living areas. It doubles as an entertainment zone, boasting state-of-the-art audio-visual technology. Also on this level is a walk-in wine cellar, constructed with a stone slab from India. A suspended walkway connects the kitchen, with brushed stainless steel throughout, to the rest of the home. The kitchen includes a Viking stove, a Gaggenau steamer and deep-fryer and ample storage space. There is a separate scullery with double basins. This level also includes two en-suite guest bedrooms, with blackwood flooring, underfloor heating and built-in cupboards.
Apart from the main living area one finds the third wing, which comprises the master bedroom and children's pavilion. The main bedroom takes full advantage of this home's superlative position, with glass all around and a wraparound terrace affording spectacular views. One can even shower in an outdoor shower. The open-plan bathroom is designed for maximum comfort with two freestanding shower heads, two column wash basins and a walk-in dressing room.
Also on this level are two children's bedrooms, both en-suite. The central area between the bedrooms serves as a play area or study nook, giving the respective bedroom spaces enough privacy without feeling as if they are too far apart.
Offering off-the-grid convenience, the house has solar panels and MLT inverters. Home automation controls temperature and lighting throughout the home. Wifi and ethernet makes this an ideal home for remote working.
The garage can accommodate two to three cars and there is also a staff room with its own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette. In addition to this, there is a studio space independent from the main house. It has a bedroom, open-plan kitchen and living space and a large terrace. As with the main house, the studio has underfloor heating and protected circuits. A Mobotix camera surveillance system keeps an unobtrusive watch over the property, which is also entirely fenced.