Captivating St Leon 10 Residence in Cape Town

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St Leon 10 has been designed by Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects and Antoni Associates, situated in Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. This home was designed for a family with two young sons who wanted a house which simultaneously created spaces for casual intimate family occasions or large get-togethers. The site allows for unprecedented views towards the 12 Apostle Mountains, Clifton Beaches and Robben Island. The building is cut into the slope with approximately 50% of its rear face below the natural ground level. The upper level floats over the essentially glazed South West facing first floor and this exaggerates the height of the building relative to the adjacent ground level.

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The house is organized in a linear manner with all rooms facing the sea view. The rear of the house offers privacy with no openings other than the glazed double volume entrance space. This space is screened with a steel framed timber screen and access off the street is through heavy timber gates.

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The double volume entrance space leads onto the main living wing of the house including two lounges, dining room and kitchen.

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A sculptural stair leads up a triple volume space from the entrance up to the second floor and bedroom levels.

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The ground floor is accessed through the same stairwell and accommodates a generous pool entertainment room with a feature sunken lounge, back-lit onyx bar and wine cellar. A gym and second guest room are also accommodated on this lowest level.

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ANTONI ASSOCIATES were appointed as the interior decorators. On the entrance living level the interiors are kept to a neutral palette with a subtle play on texture in materials and fabric selected. Soft cream leathers and weathered timber finishes layer the interior with luxurious elements. The overall feel is warm and inviting.

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    Just a little place for the owner’s 2 sons to relax? Or to enjoy the occasional family reunion? Ha. I think that bar is larger than the ones I’ve seen in most nightclubs. Just perfect for teenage sons and their friends when the parents are away, right? And with that hot tub and double-sized infinity pool, it just screams of family values. Especially with the naked girl swimming who is visible from the living room sofa in that one picture (or maybe that picture was photoshopped). This “humble family home” would be one wicked place for an orgy. Maybe the 2 sons are in boarding schools in London. Then the owner and his trophy wife can do some swinging on weekends with some of his clients. Maybe there’s even a live-in South American housekeeper that could add to the enjoyment. Maybe she could be deducted as an “educational expense” for the boys when they’re in town!