This luxury villa reflects its name as it occupies a mountainside site with superb seascape views over Camps Bay. The dimensions of this commodious retreat are most generous. Pergolas, controlled-water fed pot planting and a large ying yang-shaped Zen garden furnish what are essentially outdoor rooms. The design reflects the...
This luxury villa reflects its name as it occupies a mountainside site with superb seascape views over Camps Bay. The dimensions of this commodious retreat are most generous.
Pergolas, controlled-water fed pot planting and a large ying yang-shaped Zen garden furnish what are essentially outdoor rooms. The design reflects the environmental textures of its rocky backdrop while maximising exterior living space and incorporating saltwater pools and Jacuzzis.
Fluorescent spot-lights after dark, with the heated rim-flow pool above, lead you up wooden step tiers to a plunge pool. The night time effect is particularly picturesque as ultra-violet lighting transforms the pools into glowing jewels. Alternatively, you can take a relaxing dip in the nearby Jacuzzi.
The first level boasts a full-spec kitchen (five ring gas hob, double electric oven, double fridge freezer, ice dispenser etc.) on an upper mezzanine level has an open-plan island with bar stools, ideal as an informal dining space. The rear extends to a scullery, pantry and laundry utility area. From here also you can reach the upper storey by means of additional stairs. Distinctive large metallic animal horns forming door handles on the entrance door catch the eye. A large glass dining table and chairs upholstered in faux animal hides dominates an elevated mezzanine level. A lower level forms an informal living space featuring a pebble-bed gas fireplace and leather suite of furniture. Large glass sliding patio doors with wooden louvered panels (American shutters) give onto the exterior.
Home-entertainment comes by way of LCD TV, DVD, CD and iPod players. Outside the large deck accommodates a heated rim-flow infinity pool, terracotta-mosaic dining tables and wooden patio furniture inviting alfresco entertaining with gas barbecue area. Uninterrupted coastal seascapes extend here to Robben Island while to the rear and across the bay the Twelve Apostles and Lion's Head loom as Para-gliders ride the thermals.
The three bedroom suites on the first level all have direct balcony access via glass patio doors and share raw silk curtains and muted beach tones. Two rooms share a common bathroom with a Jacuzzi-bathtub, double wash basins and large shower units against mosaic walls. The third en suite bedroom here can be separated off as a self-contained master suite with kitchenette, lounge and double-sleeper couch (suitable for children).
The second level has striking crystal and silver chandeliers. An open-plan bar area with several drinks fridges is intended to cater for the entertainment lounge and dining areas and complement the indoor barbecue. Mahogany and Caesar-stone finishes predominate in this full-specification utilities area of adjacent scullery, pantry and laundry rooms. The sense of light and space is enhanced through large picture glass panels high in the walls giving framed mountain views. The living-room is designed round a large L-shaped kudu-leather couch with formal mahogany dining table. Wall-to-wall concertina-folding patio doors with louvered windows/ American shutters give on to the exterior. The pergola outside is an attractive touch providing welcome plant shade as an extension to the expansive deck. You can take in the stunning views from this vantage point from the al fresco dining table or assorted sun lounger furniture arrangements. Again, there is an enticing Jacuzzi here from which to survey the seascapes below.
There are three bedrooms on the second level and a separate study/ office area with 3G broadband / WIFI capacity.
All bedrooms have ample wardrobe space set against high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling patio doors giving on to the decking terrace. The en suite master has a king-sized bed, generous walk-in wardrobe space and an invitingly sumptuous silver-suede chaise-longue to recline on. Pearl, silver black and white tones predominate complemented by a striking zebra artwork. The travertine tiled, glass mosaic bathroom accommodates an elevated stone bathtub. In short, all bedrooms have air-conditioners and enjoy sea-views with direct decking access while having LCD TVs installed with digital DSTV channels in common with the communal living areas. All bathrooms and kitchens have under floor heating and heated towel-rails.Off-street parking provided. A Paradox security system serves all combinations of rented alternatives with separate alarm and entry systems. There is also a separate service entrance for staff and maintenance.
All the lounges have large plasmas, DVD players, CD players and I-pod docking stations. A separate study is equipped with a computer and wireless internet access is throughout all levels of the house.