This Fresnaye villa is 1400 square metres of carefully designed luxury living – a 4-bedroom home with separate housekeeper’s suite, cinema room, wine cellar and gym. A broadly collaborative design team ran a series of design workshops to define the specifications that would make this landmark home rank with the very best luxury residences Cape Town has to offer;  a fully-automated house which feels easy and can be used intuitively, and which combines the best technology and systems.

Despite the overall size of the house, there is a good balance of privacy and connectedness. The double volume stairway looks onto the entry courtyard, the core of the house. A splayed skylight feature brings in reflected light which bounces off the angled planes. The kitchen is well appointed and versatile. It can function as a “family” at-home cooking experience, or be closed off for formal catering with large sliding doors.

We worked closely with the interior designer to create a feeling of calm and warmth. Timber floors, paneling and cabinetry offset the calm, pale walls and marble floors. A few expertly selected fittings and finishes express the classic modernism of the house.

It is set on a comfortable level lawn with a north west aspect in this wind-free corner of Fresnaye. A striking L-shaped pool gives way to views of the sea and twinkling city lights. The greenery of the Lions Head backdrop is emphasised by careful perimeter planting; the sense of being surrounded by greenery to create a private sanctuary feel is important to the design team, so the "Green Wall" in the double volume entry is always visible through the house.

Deborah Parkington (Studio Parkington) in collaboration with JMA on the interior design for this project. 

Photography: David Ross Photography 

Photography Styling: Kate Boswell

In Print features: Habitat March / April 2016

Online Features: Habitat Jan Feb 1013 Mag Insert  Mar Apr 2016 Feature

 

AVENUE FRESNAYE VILLA

PROJECT TEAM

Berman Brothers Group (Property Developers, Client, Contractors, Project Management & QS) www.bermanbros.co.za (W) reception@bermanbros.co.za (E) 021 439 9030 (T) Moroff & Kuhne Consulting Engineers www.moroff-kuhne.com (W) info@moroff-kuhne.com (E) 021 434 8176 (T) Studio Parkington (Debra Parkington Interior Designer) www.studioparkington.com (W) info@studioparkington.com (E) 021 434 5425 (T) Simpletech – Audio Visual www.simpletech.co.za (W) info@simpletech.co.za (E) 021 300 1331 (T)
Lewis & De Kroon – Electrical Engineers www.ldk.co.za (W) info@ldk.co.za (E) 021 423 9090 (T) 021 424 7393 (F)     Nicholas Whitehorn Landscape Design www.nicholaswhitehorn.com (W) hortinic@netactive.co.za (E) 021 791 3951 (T) 021 791 3958 (F) 082 258 9293 (C)   PI Design (Greg Segal) – Lighting Consultant & Supply www.pidesign.co.za (W) info@pidesign.co.za (E) greg@pidesign.co.za (E) 021 706 0590 (T) 021 706 0594 (F)  
   
Lewis & De Kroon – Electrical Engineers www.ldk.co.za (W) info@ldk.co.za (E) 021 423 9090 (T) 021 424 7393 (F)     Nicholas Whitehorn Landscape Design www.nicholaswhitehorn.com (W) hortinic@netactive.co.za (E) 021 791 3951 (T) 021 791 3958 (F) 082 258 9293 (C) PI Design (Greg Segal) – Lighting Consultant & Supply www.pidesign.co.za (W) info@pidesign.co.za (E) greg@pidesign.co.za (E) 021 706 0590 (T) 021 706 0594 (F)