ABOUT THE DESIGN
A dramatic timber front door acts as the gateway to the gallery-like space beyond designed by DHK Architects with interiors curated by David Collins Studio.
Upon entering the Villa, exquisite detail and monumental scale is perfectly in balance creating an atmosphere of elegant contrasts inspired by African palettes and textures with European touches. Walls are enveloped by chic, textured wall coverings and custom fittings are highlighted by the carefully conceived lighting, including a pair of commissioned white plaster chandeliers by Alexander Loge.
Wander through the interiors beneath the timber ceiling, slatted with 200-year old French oak and solid oak trusses, an ode to the wine cellar of Delaire Graff Estate. The 6.6m double-height living and dining spaces are entered through large timber doors, trimmed in bronze, and an open, double-sided bronze clad fireplace is centred within the room.
A locally sourced antique African bench sits by the fire and from here you can take in the grandeur and elegance of the Villa’s exceptional design. Pieces by Vladimir Kagan, Charlotte Perriand, Holly Hunt, Christian Liaigre, Jean Michel Frank and artist Atang Tshikare are at the fore.
The fully appointed kitchen by Assirelli includes Gaggenau appliances with feature pendants above the central island and work surfaces inflamed local granite. The 14-metre pool and the jacuzzi are lined in a pale glass mosaic and accented by teak furniture upon the terrace. The Villa is truly a study of juxtaposition in light, material, texture and tonality.
The Owner’s Villa overlooks the local mountain ranges and is spread across two floors comprising a living room, dining room, kitchen, pool and jacuzzi terrace, a family room, fully-equipped gym, three en-suite bedrooms and a master suite (each with a private terrace).
DESIGN IN FOCUS:
ARCHITECTS: DHK Architects
INTERIOR DESIGN: David Collins Studio
YEAR COMPLETED: 2019
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