Eye-catching “Cube House” on the market

An eye-catching modern home with a unique design of inter-leading cubes has come onto the market in the hillside suburb of Higgovale, Cape Town.  

Completed in July 2010, the home was designed by architect Bertie Schreuder of the firm Schreuder and Schreuder.  He worked closely with the owner to develop the intriguing design, importing most of the building materials from Germany, and bringing in a specialist project manager from that country to oversee construction on the sloped 726sqm site. The resulting home has views of the City Bowl and Table Mountain.  It is now on the market exclusively through Pam Golding Properties, priced at R12.8 million.

PGP agent Rob Maspero says the home is finished in natural stone and wood, allowing it to blend unobtrusively into the surrounding landscape and lush garden with its large trees, extensive shrubs and pond.  “Inside, the five family bedrooms and two bathrooms are arranged around an inner courtyard cube, comprising the double-volume open-plan living areas and kitchen,” he says.  “This layout creates a feeling of connection between all the living spaces, even when the family members are in separate sections.  In winter, central heating and double-glazed windows keep the space cosy and intimate, while in summer, the large sliding glass doors can be opened up for easy flow to a wraparound wooden deck, ideal for entertaining with its built-in barbecue.  This deck overlooks the sparkling secluded swimming pool and is shaded by the garden’s mature trees.”

The upper cube contains a study or office, as well as a rooftop deck which provides the ideal place to watch the sun set over the city.  The home also has an additional guest suite, staff quarters and a tandem garage, plus off-street parking. Security features include an alarm system and electronic beams.

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