Designed through a collaboration with architect Paolo Deliperi, the Maison is rooted in the concept of the ‘kraal’ – an enclosed series of small buildings.
Glass-lined passages and a focus on inside-outside living, ours is a modern interpretation integrated into the surrounding landscape. This small private ‘village’ is rich with natural light, koi ponds, pools and open-air spaces.
Both interior and exterior design details signify the four elements – sky, water, fire and earth – and draw on the African, French, Indonesian and global traditions that have defined Cape Town for centuries. The result is a destination that feels as private and secluded as if you are at the ends of the earth, despite being centrally located just moments away from Hout Bay, the legendary city of Cape Town and the renowned Cape Wine region.
A bright curved gallery with two floating fireplaces connects the generous main suite and guest rooms to the Maison’s social spaces, pool, koi ponds, chef’s kitchen and outdoor dining rooms. The supremely spacious home includes two king-sized master suites as well as three luxurious guest suites, each with its own loft bedroom, cloistered open-air shower and direct access to garden areas. Cooking is a delight in the beautifully equipped kitchen, although guests looking for a total break may choose to book the services of a private chef. Contemporary comforts include high-speed WiFi, the media room where you can enjoy movies and a wine cellar.