Perched against the slopes of Lion’s head, within a magnificent spreading umbrella of gum trees, lies a residence that embraces ocean and forest.
Van der Merwe Miszewski, award winning and widely published architectural firm, optimised this majestic setting, creating a home that was designed to stand out, not fit in!
The neutral palette of light timber, steel and glass creates a minimalistic, organic aesthetic. Trees and shrubbery peer through the building’s triple volume glass windows, offering ample light and welcoming nature as part of the overall design.
The first two floors host the bedrooms. 2 guest bedrooms open up onto a wrap-around balau wood terrace with sweeping vistas, 2 bathrooms (one being en-suite) and a pajama lounge making up the top floor while the storey below hosts the master bedroom and additional guest suite. Both bedrooms offer an en-suite bathroom, dressing room and a combined veranda overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Leading down to the open-plan living area on the 3rd floor, one is awestruck by the vertical circulation and high level connecting bridges which have been incorporated into the design. Adding an element of sophistication to the interior is a stylish gas fireplace with an exposed flue set in the middle of this airy amplitude.
This storey comprises of an open plan kitchen, dining area, lounge and sublimely designed study area with a gas fireplace.
The kitchen has a scullery that can be concealed from guests and a fully equipped laundry room that can be found in the back courtyard.
All living areas seamlessly flow out onto a spacious patio covered with a timber awning. This serene area, positioned amongst the branches of the beautifully mature trees, overlooks the ocean to the one side and Lion’s Head to the other. It connects to an even more secluded open deck platform with a wooden steel frame walkway. Perfect for intimate dining...
All 3 storeys are enclosed with full-height glazing, creating an uninterrupted relationship with its unique environment. In response to the characteristics of the local climate, it is also screened by Redwood steel-framed shutters, mounted on the external perimeter of the verandas.
The basement below, better described as an entertainer’s delight, features a media room, indoor play area, sauna / steam room, kitchen and bathroom. This area opens up onto the level lawn with a swimming pool and two sundecks at opposite ends of the garden. Perfect to soak up the summer sun and tranquil environment.
Furthermore, the property offers a self-contained 2 bedroom flatlet with separate access (this is currently being used as staff quarters and a yoga studio), 2 garages, off-street parking for 6 cars, a funicular as well as a generator and borehole with a filtration system that services the house and garden.