THE TWELVEONV PENTHOUSE: A SANCTUARY ABOVE THE SEA AND THE CITY
07 FEBRUARY 2017, CAPE TOWN
SummaryCatering to the appetite for homes nestled between the slopes of Lions Head and the Atlantic Ocean, urban property developers, Blok, recently built TWELVEONV on the ocean side of Victoria Road and the crowning jewel, a three-storey penthouse.
The sun-kissed and sea-surrounded suburb of Bantry Bay is attracting much attention from property investors owing to its stunning scenery, abundance of nearby attractions and ease of access to Cape Town’s CBD.
To cater to the appetite for urban homes nestled between the slopes of Lion's Head and the Atlantic Ocean, urban property developers, Blok, recently built TWELVEONV on the ocean side of Victoria Road.
Encased in glass from floor to ceiling, the apartment offers 360- degree views of the mountain and coastline with its height ensuring the utmost privacy. It boasts an expansive 500sqm of total interior and exterior space, which has been maximised by implementing a cantilever, expanding the living areas of the top floor and providing an entertainment deck in the sky.
The apartment features three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a private pool, braai area and store room, plus two garages and two parking bays. That's not even mentioning the building's many luxurious amenities including a north-facing 25m lap pool and deck, a gymnasium and day room for visiting staff along with 24-hour security and a concierge.
Jacques van Embden, MD of Blok says: “The architects designed the penthouse with an emphasis on indoor blending into outdoor living, with each space having its own relationship to the exterior which successfully blurs the line between inside and out. This ensures that each room or area expands into Bantry Bay’s fantastic weather and lifestyle.”
He continues: “The collaboration between the architects and Blok’s interior specialists has meant that every detail within this spectacular luxury urban home has been painstakingly thought out. A thread of dark, moody colours runs throughout the interiors, more focused in certain areas, and which create dramatic, textured and unique elements.”
The penthouse has been fully outfitted with furniture from Weylandts - South Africa’s leading furniture and décor retailer. Known for their natural oak timber furniture and clean, minimal design, Weylandts has created a masterful interior with items like Haiku beds in the guest bedrooms, a custom-made Oslo bed in the master bedroom (including built-in headboard and bedside tables) and the Kappa dining table in the living area. In addition, the kitchen has been kitted with the top-of-the-range Dolce Stil Novo collection from SMEG and a wood burning fireplace.
Weylandts Founder, Chris Weylandt, shares: “This breathtaking penthouse demanded exceptional finishing. Our aim was to carefully select pieces from our existing ranges that would appeal directly to the Blok customer, carefully considering materials, colours and textures. However, where there were unique requirements, we found unique solutions, designing and producing several pieces to complete the picture to the highest possible degree of comfort, design, and fit.”
The architect, Eric van den Berg of WAUW, concludes: “The TWELVEONV penthouse pushes the limits of what living in a city is all about and what can be achieved in terms of space and luxury, while remaining within the parameters of an urban apartment.”
For more information, visit http://www.blok.co.za.
Blok is an urban property developer that operates in Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard and CBD. Thoughtfully designed spaces echo their design ethos of “four walls make an apartment, but not necessarily a home”; instead Blok has chosen to deliver apartments with considered spaces such as home offices, fireplaces, daybeds and bars; in the aim of building modern urban homes that are thoughtfully designed.
Beyond the front door, Blok has undertaken to make a lasting and meaningful contribution to the neighbourhoods in which it develops. By getting involved in Crime ‘n Grime initiatives as well as upliftment projects that benefit not only Blok owners, but their neighbours.
With sales to date of R925m+, as well as successful urban intervention projects including the installation of the Blade bicycle parking system on the Sea Point Promenade and Thornhill Park revamp in Greenpoint opposite their SEVENONT development, amongst others; Blok is no longer the newcomer in the property scene, but a serious contender that is making waves with their urban focus and community ethos.
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