The location was ideal – however this property needed some TLC to enable the owners to call it home. A complete renovation is what followed. “The entire interior was gutted and redesigned by the architect to gain better proportions and flow, as nothing made sense previously, and I redesigned the interiors,” says the designer.
Originally from Johannesburg, the owners rented the property next door for a year. When this one became available, they jumped at the chance to make it their own as they simply loved living near the sea.
Together with their team, the owners left no stone unturned when it came to kitting out their dream home and catered for every possibility regarding comfort and easy living. The home has a double garage, three bedrooms on the ground floor all with en-suite bathrooms, a main bedroom on the first floor with a dressing room, en-suite bathroom and wraparound patios, a spa bath, living room, dining area/indoor braai room, entertainment room, three home offices, two guest cloakrooms, a large patio and pool area.
The owners chose a contemporary, modern and glamorous look and feel.
The owners chose a contemporary, modern and glamorous look and feel, which is exactly what the designer executed. “For the palette in the public areas, I kept it quite neutral, adding depth and layering with loads of textures in the form of the finishes I chose,” says the designer. Accented colour also played a large role. The designer elaborates: “I added wallpaper and large mirrors and I chose bright mustards, golds, black and charcoal wallpaper and beautiful novel light fittings.”
The furnishings and softs had an important part to play in transforming the interior into the charismatic experience that the owners wanted. These were expertly sought out by the designer. She says: “I added warmth with cognac-coloured leather scatter cushions in the lounge. In the bedrooms, on the ground floor, I opted for a softer palette that is tranquil but still added interest with the textured fabrics I chose for the chairs, scatters and curtains. I added luxury rugs and wallpaper too.”
The staircase was beautifully designed by the architect and is a statement piece in this area.” – the interior designer
“The main bedroom boasts the most spectacular views of Table Mountain, Robben Island and even as far as Dassen Island,” the designer says.
The magic doesn’t end here. When asked about some key standout points regarding this property, the designer had this to say: “My client loves the curved couch beneath the curved floating staircase and she often has her morning coffee here. The staircase was beautifully designed by the architect and is a statement piece in this area.” Adding to these tasteful touches is a heated pool and a fully automated audiovisual system.
This home epitomises beauty on many fronts – the architecture, the design and the close proximity to nature.
SA Home Owner | AUGUST 2019
Text: Jo Borrill
Project Consultant: Debbie Grey
Property Coordinator: Nola Seef
Photographer: Keith Quixley
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