select
|

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.


  Comment on this Article

  Please login to post comments

Post to my facebook wall
  
2000
Characters remaining


    Latest Property News
    • 21 Nov 2017
      The buying process is over, and the moving truck has delivered your household goods to your new property. Now it’s time to unpack and turn your new house into a home.
    • 21 Nov 2017
      When an offer to purchase a property is signed by both buyer and seller, this constitutes a binding agreement or “Deed of Sale” between the two parties. However, in most cases the “standard contract” might not be enough to cover all the specifics pertaining to the sale. The agreement may require some additions or alterations to clauses, which needs an expert hand in the drafting of such
    • 21 Nov 2017
      As more and more South Africans look to invest in property abroad, Spain is offering them one of the best deals in global real estate.
    • 20 Nov 2017
      Since 2012, sectional title complexes have been leading the South African property market, not only in terms of price growth, but sales volumes as well. Remaining relatively strong, even in the face of 2017’s political and economic turmoil, experts say this market segment could offer valuable insight into South Africans’ property purchase priorities.
    • 20 Nov 2017
      Regardless of whether you are purchasing your first start-up home, downsizing or moving in with roommates, finding ways to maximise small spaces can be a big advantage, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.
    • 20 Nov 2017
      Property valued at approximately R1 billion is on High Street Auctions’ sales floor during the month of November, including the much-anticipated sale of the Tshwane Mayoral Residence and the land occupied by one of South Africa’s oldest operating gold mines.
    • 17 Nov 2017
      FWJK has announced the launch of its latest residential brand, the Lil’ Apple, which will be launched simultaneously in two developments in Cape Town and Umhlanga totaling 600 apartments. The Lil’ Apple is set to be a brand of FWJK’s New York style apartments which will be rolled out nationally.
    • 17 Nov 2017
      It’s been a tumultuous year on many fronts, with socio-political uncertainty setting the tone for much of South Africa’s economic activity yet despite this and seemingly counter-intuitively, the residential property market has held up well.
        
    X
    Subscribe to the MyProperty Newsletter

    Name  
    Last Name  
    Email Address  
    Email Frequency
    select
    X
    Share this Page

       
    For Sale Property
    Rental Property
    More Options
    About
    Connect with us
    FEEDBACK