Isa & Paul
Bo-Kaap — Cape Town, South Africa
4,800 square feet
Years lived in:
Paul bought this mountainside property in Bo-Kaap
almost a decade ago and converted the old house into four luxury apartments. He never anticipated a life long project, but the penthouse was a necessary final addition (and the cherry on the cake!) when he finally moved in 3 years ago with girlfriend Isa and their twin boys.
Isa is originally from Portugal and Paul from Holland. They fell in love with Cape Town years ago and with views like this, the immigration seems obvious! Their home is filled with designs and craftsmanship from locals and it adds character and charm to the rather slick architectural design amongst the more traditional homes in the area. Paul and Isa laugh when they reminisce about the developers next door — their neighbors arrived, renovated and moved in whilst their own home remains a work in progress.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
The stuff we grew up with inspire us and "Form Follows Function"
Italy for furniture
What Friends Say:
The generally like it and say it is something different!
Our choice of colors and the layout
Kitchen Hardware, Cupboards & Furniture:
From a South African Cabinet Maker — Mr Dicky
Obama and Afro Pillows:
: Shine Shine fabrics
: Woodstock Hospitality Depot
: Tailor Blinds
: Core Catering
Art & Fireplace:
: Herman Van Wyk
Thanks Paul & Isa!
Images: Liezel Strauss
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