If ever there was a house situated in that mythic space halfway between a mountain and the sea, then this is it. Glen Crescent at the heart of Cape Town has generous, attention-grabbing views of both. With Table Bay in front (and Robben island in the middle distance) and the great granite slab of Table Mountain immediately behind it to the south, it epitomizes what living in Cape Town is all about. There’s more countryside in the greater Cape Town area than there are buildings. Where else in the world do you have that? So you get the best of both worlds and all the advantages of city living. If you fly over Cape Town in a plane and look down, you see that it’s all because of the mountain chain running along the spine of the peninsula. And so, with the mountain practically in Glen Crescent’s garden, walks and mountain bike cycle tracks are easily accessible literally from its doorstep – but so is the city. If you wanted to, you could walk down to Kloof Street with its varieties of restaurants and shops, and from there continue straight down into the city centre itself to vibey Long Street which is filled with bars, cafes and shops selling everything from vintage clothing to books and antiques. This is also where the nightlife is, and it’s busy and varied and goes on until the early hours. It’s also in the heartland of the First Thursdays initiative, which, on the evening of the first Thursday of every month, sees shops, and galleries in the city centre open until late at night.