Isa & Paul's Home With A View

Isa & Paul's Home With A View

Liezel Strauss
Mar 22, 2010
Name: Isa & Paul Location: Bo-Kaap — Cape Town, South Africa Size: 4,800 square feet Years lived in: 7 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: Inspiration: The stuff we grew up with inspire us and "Form Follows Function" Dream source: Italy for furniture Our Style: Messy! What Friends Say: The generally like it and say it is something different! Proudest DIY: Our choice of colors and the layout Biggest Embarrassment: The plumbing! Favorite element: The view Kitchen Hardware, Cupboards & Furniture: From a South African Cabinet Maker — Mr Dicky Obama and Afro Pillows:: Shine Shine fabrics Sofa:: DHJ Bedding:: Woodstock Hospitality Depot Blinds:: Tailor Blinds Furniture outside:: Core Catering Art & Fireplace:: Herman Van Wyk Tiles:: Spectiles Thanks Paul & Isa! Images: Liezel Strauss • HOUSE TOUR ARCHIVE Check out past house tours here • Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? Contact the editors through our House Tour Submission Form. • Are you a designer/architect/decorator interested in sharing a residential project with Apartment Therapy readers? Contact the editors through our Professional Submission Form.
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