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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Contemporary Bridge House in Cape Town

The recipient of numerous design awards, Bridge House is an icon of Cape Town’s best contemporary architecture. Comprising three separate areas, the main part of the house is accessed by crossing over a timber walkway into a floating glass and steel box, surrounded by trees, and with city and harbor views in the distance. It is situated in Higgovale, one of the top city suburbs, on the slopes of Table Mountain. It’s location, Just below Kloof Nek (which leads you over to Camps Bay); it is convenient for the beach or the Waterfront with its smart shops, restaurants and night life.

The property is surrounded by a unique garden with mature trees, and numerous private decks for relaxing outdoors. With a heated overflow effect swimming pool that appears to tumble into a gurgling mountain stream, this is the ultimate retreat and you would never know that you are so close to the city center. Linked by elevated walkways, and furnished in a minimalist style with contemporary furniture, this property holds great appeal to modern design enthusiasts.

The bedrooms are all very spacious and private. The three bedrooms near each other feature glass walls with mountain or garden views, while the fourth bedroom is reached by a charming stone pathway which follows the stream through the garden. All bathrooms feature marble and polishedconcrete surfaces. The living/dining room and semi open-plan kitchen also have floor to ceiling glass windows and sliding timber shutters to ward of the sun or ensure total privacy. There is a second living area, small dining room and kitchen near bedrooms 2 and 3, and a further dining area and kitchenette on a lower level, opening to a large deck furnished with deep, comfortable day beds and loungers, next to the swimming pool. This spectacular villa can be all yours for a refreshing retreat, found here.


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