The exterior of 1836 appears prettily traditional… from the solid sash windows to the door’s gorgeous ironwork screen. Step into the hallway though and you are immediately transported to sleek, minimalist modernism. Surrealist art juxtaposed with the craziest staircase packs an impressive design punch. The chic, large, open-plan living space mixes whites, greys, and marble with an abundance of light and a preponderance of huge potted plants. In the kitchen area a huge steel splashback anchors this hideaway’s decidedly masculine vibe. The neat, calm sunroof terrace offers more shoot gold, overlooking as it does the colourful cacophony of Bo Kaap homes with a Signal Hill backdrop.
Found in the vibey enclave of De Waterkant, in the historical part of Cape Town’s CBD, this extraordinary hideaway is both super central and, well, just super!