A young family re-locating to the Western Cape was
looking to change from city living to a more relaxed country lifestyle in which
to bring up their young family and settled for the exclusive Pearl Valley Golf Estate
located near Paarl, just 30 minutes away from Cape Town.The owners approached ANTONI ASSOCIATES to create an interior
that was modern but with an emphasis on ‘barefoot luxury’ and the use of
The house has been designed around a central
landscaped courtyard with a reflective pond. On entering the house, one crosses
a foyer bridge which is flanked by wet-walls cascading down ribbon-stone clad
feature walls. The formal lounge is a large double-volume cathedral-like space
with a trussed ceiling which is overlooked by the mezzanine study situated
above the formal dining room. The dining area features a horizontal
strip-fireplace which has been placed level with the dining table. A feature hooped-glass
chandelier cascades over the waney-edge French oak table.
Linking the formal areas to the entertainment rooms,
the kitchen looks out onto the central courtyard. Custom designed soft leather and
steel barstools from OKHA Interiors provide seating around the central island.
A floating stair leads up to the four en-suite bedrooms.
The family entertainment level flows out onto the front
terrace and infinity pool, incorporating a number of entertainment areas such as
a TV lounge, an indoor grill and a bar adjacent to the courtyard. Floating
steps over the reflective pond lead to the bar area, which has a decked spa
overlooking the pool. The bar area is also linked to an outdoor “boma”, which
is a casual enclosure with seating area around a fire-pit.
Subtle lighting has been incorporated in all recesses
and feature bulkheads to give a warm glow to peripheral edges. Concealed
lighting has also been used to highlight and accentuate the organic natural
finishes. The interior furniture and décor is modern and adds to the experience
of the home. Tactile finishes including timber, textured leathers and raw
linens add a sophisticated sense of understated luxury.