franschhoek elite living africaOffering spectacular views from every corner of the property, this magnificent modern residence is splendidly South African

Hout Bay, Cape Town

The heart of the valley provides the ideal setting for this equestrian estate. Mountains, trees and natural splendour offer cover for this iconic home. Roofline and stonework meet amid towering trees, while large windows capture the Atlantic-crossing sun and create a welcoming space. Space and light are the hallmarks of the large living areas. The interiors radiate beyond the stacked doors, out to the private pool and Jacuzzi. A bespoke cellar and bar are the reserve of a true collector while the entertainment room offers both a full-size billiard table and surround sound home theatre. Every bedroom is ensuite, every patio has a view. A firepit overlooking the estate leaves a lasting impression.

Camps Bay, Cape Town

The mighty 12 Apostles serves as the ideal setting for this 6-bedroom monochrome home. Imposing and sophisticated, the home’s straight lines command attention, with every living space designed to face the Atlantic Ocean. Tasteful design touches include the orb-lit entrance and signature glass elevator. Interiors feel like exteriors, with reflective surfaces filling the space with sunlight. Glass provides a stepping stone for each living area. Each bedroom is a sanctuary, with en-suite bathrooms. The heated pool offers privacy at the mountain-facing end of the home. A fitness room and sauna are accompanied by a private cinema, wine cellar and tasting room.

Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

Off one of the quieter avenues of Val de Vie in the Paarl-Franschhoek valley is where you’ll find this stately French colonial home. A place of grace where a sweeping staircase defines the entrance and reception area. The country-luxe kitchen and dining area’s natural tones are offset with copper accents. Nearby lay the enclosed verandah and entertainment area, where glass folding doors lead to garden loungers and a splash pool. A formal executive suite provides a quiet working space. A cellar and tasting area make for ideal entertaining. The expansive bedroom suites offer walk-in closets, vanity rooms and fireplaces.

To read the rest of the property, please feature turn to pages 76-81 in issue 5 of Elite Living Africa