- Name: Beau Constantia
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 4
- Lot: 22 hectares
- Built: 2018
Beau Constantia, situated in the Constantia winelands, is renowned for its stunning natural scenery. The estate boasts over 22 hectares of rolling lawns and fynbos vegetation, as well as 11 hectares of elevated vineyards perched 350 meters above sea level. Visitors can enjoy a wine tasting room, dine in the exquisite Chefs Warehouse restaurant, and stay in the avant-garde villa which offers panoramic views of the valley, mountain ranges, and False Bay. The views from every angle of this Villa are truly breathtaking, providing a sense of being immersed in the Constantia Nek biosphere with its lush greenery and tree canopy, while simultaneously soaring over the Stellenbosh and Helderberg mountain ranges in the distance.
This villa is intended to be a timeless response to the raw and powerful landscape set on the mountainside. The sculpted cubic structure creates a striking contrast to the weathered sandstone block atop the peak. By engaging with the natural surroundings, the building becomes an integral part of the landscape. The off-shutter concrete facade features openings that frame the surrounding mountain landscape and sky, offering both a sense of enclosure and unobstructed immersion in the landscape. This integration of indoor and outdoor spaces is further enhanced by the extensive use of glazing and variety of courtyards. Inside, the minimalist design and use of natural materials and colors reinforce the connection to nature, building on the ethos established by the first cycle of houses at Beau Constantia over a decade ago.
Nestled amidst the lush green slopes of Beau Constantia’s wine farm, lies a contemporary masterpiece – the villa. Designed by renowned architect Jon Jacobson of Metropolis Design, this two-level structure boasts vast open spaces perfect for entertaining, dining, and relaxing while taking in the breathtaking views. The four generously sized ensuite bedrooms are situated on the lower and ground levels of the villa and feature a combination of off-shutter concrete, oak, quartz, and expansive glass windows. The minimalist interiors are adorned with contemporary European furniture, allowing the natural light, landscape, and mountain air to fill every room. From sunrise to sunset, you’ll be enveloped in the peaceful tranquility of Beau Constantia. As the sun’s rays hit the open spaces merging with the outdoors, the interior colors and contours transform, mirroring the magical landscape outside. The villa’s attributes and endless narratives on peace and tranquility will leave you completely ensconced in its romantic ambiance.
- Architect: Metropolis Design
- Contractor: Prodigious Construction
- Photography: Archigraphy / Adam Letch
- Location: Glen Alpine, Cape Town, South Africa