Swaanswyk House is set on the gentle hills of the Steenberg Mountains and has uninterrupted views across the Cape to the Hottentots Holland Mountain Range. The winding drive, with tall trees creating a small passage for vehicles, makes the surprise initial views of the house quite enough for you to stall your car. The house is magnificent and the tranquil garden with its oak, plane and poplar trees is instantly relaxing. Originally, the house was built for a newly-married couple of the name Louw- after whom some of the surrounding streets are named- and the 80 year old fine gabled, bougainvillea-clad estate house looks like it still belongs in the 1930’s- until you step inside.
A wooden deck leads you from your car to the house and the dome-shaped double your height Argentinean, all glass, front door welcomes you into the entrance hall- or the dining area and kitchen if you take the first right turn. Guests are mirrored in a fantastic larger than life glass window that looks on to the courtyard that is the perimeter of the house and doorways to the right and left lead to the kitchen and sitting room respectively. Each room flows from the next and is filled with the most incredible amount of light- courtesy of large glass doors, mostly from the ceiling to floor, and large windows and glass walls.
This home- with the perfect blend of old and new- is full of individually collected pieces and portraits and each room has found a different harmony. The fully equipped, sun-lit kitchen -with a working Esse stove- would quell any aspiring food channel lover’s urge to cook like the stars and one could entertain while guests relax in the kitchen dining area (one of four). Food and wine-lovers alike will be at a loss to find a better location to hideaway while still in the vicinity of some of the best restaurants in Cape Town and the Constantia wine-lands.
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