The epitome of South African ultra modern contemporary architecture, Oceana Villa is a luxury private residence that distinguishes itself with an enticing open structure that recedes into the mountainside with absolutely astonishing views over Cape Town and the Ocean below across to the peak of Lion's Head. The unobstructed views over the infinity pool and the grand open pavilion are simply phenomenal.
The finishes and detailing were carefully considered to achieve an integrated and visually effortless whole. The exterior of the building is clad in powder-coated aluminium that resulted in a very robust and precise surface finish. Internally, a much warmer look was achieved by using walnut timber. Black marble and glass were integrated into the design as accents. The circular entrance area, clad in walnut timber, is one of the main features of the house. The space is amplified by a fascinating lighting installation of backlit slumped glass, that renders an other-worldly effect. An elegant floating timber staircase employs hanging stainless steel rods for a refreshing take on a balustrade. Others include the walnut-clad kitchen box, the granite-clad rim-flow pool and the sculptural cantilevered carbon fibre bar.
The impact of the sun and the sites orientation were key informants contributing to the overall design of the property inspired the choice of screens, shutters and louvres that give the lower levels its distinctive gravitas. Peppered with unusual design delights, this exquisite open pavilion marvel of modernism effortlessly blends the open spaces of its architecture with unparalleled sea facing views that are unequivocally priceless.
|Size||9,472 sq. ft. (879.97 m²)|
|Lot||12,948 sq. ft. (1,202.90 m²)|
|Land||0.30 acres (0.12 hectares)|
|Address||3 Nettleton Road, Cape Town 8005, South Africa|
|Architect||SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects|