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 harbour 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 centre.
Linked by elevated walkways, and furnished in a minimalist style with contemporary furniture, this property holds great appeal to modern design enthusiasts. It is ideal for a group of friends or family travelling with older children. The multi-level design, open staircases and unfenced pool, steam and pond, make it unsuitable for toddlers.
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 the beds are king-size extra length, and the bedrooms all have satellite flat-screen TVs, DVD players, air conditioning and safes.
All bathrooms feature marble and polished concrete 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. The house has an alarm and CCTV system. There is garage for two cars.
Main open-plan living area with fireplace and dining table, seating 10 – 12 people. Semi open-plan kitchen, very well equipped, including a cappuccino machine. Stairs lead down to another smaller dining room and kitchenette, opening to a large deck and the pool. 3 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Bedroom 1 is reached via a bridge from the entrance level. Below is bedroom 2, with a living area. Bedroom 3 is in a separate wing, but together these bedrooms share another dining area and kitchen. Bedroom 4 is totally separate and accessed through the garden.
Full time daily maid service. Additional services on request.
Camps Bay beach 10 minutes drive
Waterfront/city centre 10 minutes drive