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

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