COOL & CLASSIC – Southern Vines
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CLASSIC Upper Claremont, a sublime suburb that rivals its Bishopscourt neighbour in terms of proximity, is home to this classically styled residence complete with traditional decorative Palladian windows and a gabled entrance way. Pretty lollipop shrubs and decorative hedging emphasise the proportions of the property from the roadside
GO AMERICANA Closely resembling a slice of old Americana, the residence is evocative of the federal period architectural style around the 1800s. Balance and symmetry do the house justice with central porch doors opening out onto a functional patio supported by circular columns.
PICKET FENCING Further echoes of inspired architectural eminence are reflected in the large decorative window panes with neat white painted trims, Interestingly, bright white paint became available during the early 1830s in the United States and was extremely popular after the American Revolution in this style of housing. Traditional picket fencing, of course, surrounds the swimming pool and together with green lawns, brings the house to life.
OUTDOORS Oversized hurricane lamps and comfortably chunky furniture suggest easy outdoor living, pleasantly positioned and enough to appreciate breathtaking mountain views from suburbia. The outdoor furniture, upholstered in cool whites, with a touch of pale sky blue in the cushions, makes summer entertaining a breeze.
LUXURY OF SLEEP Bedrooms are generously proportioned opening out onto sunny patios that celebrate the vistas of green scenery. 06cor is contemporary modern with neutral tones that collaborate towards the interior as a whole. The effect is comforting, calming and accentuates the voluminous scale of the rooms. A combination of soft carpeting underfoot, block out drapes and LED lighting provides fivestar hotelstyle luxury for restful nights. Daytime celebrates natural bright, white light, and fresh air.
FORMAL SEATING True to its design era, the lounge claims its formal space with wood paneling on the wails and a large fireplace complete with a beveled mantelpiece and ornate dada railing. Twotone tuxedo colours add elegance and contrast. A circular mirror anchors the room with its organic shape which is repeated in the modern rug. Fresh white sofas and brushed steel coffee and side tables give an edgy, ontrend feel to the room. The houndstooth cushions coupled with geometric prints and velveteen contribute to add detailed texture and warmth.
KICK BACK AND RELAX A living room in elephant grey envelopes loungers in a cocoon of refined earthiness with a touch of glamour. Again, the tuxedo theme plays out with white cigar chair sofas, a soft Persian rug, and a framed zebra striped crop shot. Dark contemporary shelving, lined with the colourful spines of a book collection, conceals a plethora of technological gadgets ready to entertain.
HOW TO ENTERTAIN Casual style is reinforced in this room with a few simple decorative additions: A retro tripod lamp, art deco chairs and an artwork that becomes the focal point in the room. Cream curtains, predominantly beige soft furnishings and minimal clutter offer respite for the eye and a platform for the painting to shine.
KITCHEN UPDATE The adjoining chef's kitchen Es a state of the art affair complete with glass splashbacks and futuristic stainless steel mixed with ice white cabinetry. Its sleek appearance Es enhanced by reflective surfaces including silver barstools and a starstudded ceiling consisting of mini downlighters.
COME DINE WITH ME Solid oak flooring is probably most evident in the openplan dining area adding insulation, colour, and texture to the bright white and neutrally coloured interior A modern romantic crystal chandelier suspended over the dining table provides a sense of place and coupled with elegant seating conveys a regal sense of pride. Two high backed chairs are evenly paired at odd ends of the table and give a sense of occasion. Perspex seats offset any airs and graces with their bistro style flavour and support the bold artwork which hangs on a gallery style wall. The use of red in the painting creates a magnificent focal point and is well chosen for such a neutral interior a lovely mix of cool meets classic for the ultimate dinner party
Author: Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty