Indoor/Outdoor Luxury at a Cape Town Contemporary Golf Course Home

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This home, located on the exclusive Pearl Valley Golf Estate near Paarl, Cape Town, South Africa, exemplifies what Antoni Associates calls “barefoot luxury living” for its occupants. It’s designed around a central landscaped courtyard and, as the designers explain, “focuses on family entertainment with an emphasis on the use of natural materials.” The family entertainment part is easy: an effortless indoor/outdoor meld and flow segues the living room — with its large plasma TV and entertainment center — into the outdoors, courtesy of the sun-drenched courtyard. Have a casual drink at the modern bar, with its high white stools, and you get a bonus: a shining indoor “pond” water feature at your immediate left leads directly through floor-to-ceiling glass doors to a deck that looks out on pristine, manicured golf greens.

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Serve lunch at the bench-like table and seating just past the courtyard — or a more formal meal at a modern driftwood-look dining table with contemporary “chain” art backlit as if by magic. Up a few steps from the living area is an all-white kitchen with breakfast bar — and cabinet doors that can camouflage appliances for an uncluttered look. A cozy fireplace nestles into a marble surround with white walls and stone accents above it; a still-life graces the walls above the stairwell. Finally, for a pampering experience upstairs, a deep soaking tub, towel warming rack, and other creature comforts make the bath “tucked under the eaves” a retreat worth taking. The house at Pearl Valley 334 has it all: fresh air, sunshine, and a casual, contemporary setting where happy guests can gather.

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Written by Janet Butler

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Janet W. Butler is a freelance writer, editor, and editorial consultant by day and a “small soprano” by night. An RWA Golden Heart Winner, she is the author of the inspirational romance From the Ashes (“the best little book no one’s ever heard of”), published by SANDS Publishing in 2001; and a romantic suspense, Voice of Innocence, from Desert Breeze Publishing. She is a Chicago native transplanted to northeast Indiana, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and Cassandra “Trouble” Butler, S.R.C. (Spoiled Rotten Cat).

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