Experience an architect-designed, free-flowing, 215sqm industrial penthouse apartment in an historical landmark in the heart of the city. 3 levels of living, a clever use of indoor outdoor space and views of the city and Table Mountain from your rooftop deck, makes this the perfect holiday pad! Great for couples, solo adventurers or friends. You will love this place for it's comfort, space, location, amazing views and the feeling of being in a New York City style loft...but in Cape Town!
This beautiful, two bedroom, penthouse loft apartment is located on the top floor of the well-known, historical ‘Wellington Fruit Growers Building’ - a tall, narrow, terracotta clad landmark sandwiched between Longmarket and Darling street, in the heart of the City. Designed and built in the early 1900’s by Sir Herbert Baker’s office, it has since been revamped and converted into mixed/residential use in 2005.
You will fall in love with the size and absolute luxury of space - 215 square metres spread over three levels. With high ceilings and large windows, the expansive openness of this historic warehouse space oozes industrial charm, beautifully warmed by original wooden parquet flooring, exposed brick and woodwork.
As you enter the apartment you will pass through a study area on your right, leading into the first room/bedroom ahead of you - with a comfortable hanging futon bed, a separate wet room shower with guest loo and large stack doors opening onto a sunny, central courtyard which serves as a light source, demarcating the various living areas and providing access to the natural elements.
On the other side of the courtyard you will find double-volume, open plan living areas:
A fully fitted kitchen with open shelving, equipped with a gas cooker and all the mod cons for happy holiday entertaining!
An oversized farm-style dining table in the centre of the kitchen with more large stack doors that can open out onto the courtyard again, opening up the flow completely.
Comfortable couches, sprawling rugs, a swinging chair and an oversized colourful bean bag/poof in the living area allow you to ensconce and escape into a good book or relax after a day/night on the town. A biofuel fireplace can be lit on chilly winter nights, warming up the whole area.
A storeroom with washing machine and tumble dryer completes the bottom level.
Floating metal stairs from the lower bedroom take you up to a large en-suite mezzanine bedroom - a glass box of sorts, with a ceiling of reeds and large windows which open to the courtyard below.
A large bathroom with twin basins and Victorian bath, is separated from the bedroom with glass partitioning, retaining once again, a lovely sense of space.
A walkway from the mezzanine bedroom takes you up to the roof deck, which will make you realise why you wanted to come to Cape Town - with fantastic views of the iconic Table Mountain, the city hall clock tower and the Stellenbosch mountains in the distance and the majestic Art Deco Mutual Heights building right next to you. A wooden corner-bench and coffee table makes for the perfect place to enjoy your first cup of coffee and watch the city waking up below you...or a sundowner of choice while watching the city lights come to life as the sun sets.
*allocated parking bay located in a safe and secure (24hr guards and fob access) undercover parking lot across and a little down the road from the apartment.
*10 October 2017: We have been made aware that the lift is currently out of order. The building manager has arranged for it to be repaired. and hopefully it will be back up and working asap.
On the 7th floor.
Guests will be given their own set of keys and have the apartment to themselves.
Due to severe water restrictions and the current drought in Cape Town, the pool is currently out of order.
Interaction with guests
You can get in touch with me at any point during your stay. If you need something fixed, want to book a tour, require an airport transfer or would just like some local tips, I'm your man!
Other things to note
This apartment is not child-friendly, in fact it is not intoxicated-friendly either ;) - the awesome staircase to the main mezzanine bedroom is totally open to one side and the balustrade is suspended from the roof, so it swings about a bit. The same goes for the upstairs dressing room - watch your step!
The courtyard stack doors are enormous and made from wood. They need to be gently coaxed, in a straight line. Handle with care.
The futon bed on the lower level is a suspended / hanging futon bed.
Allocated parking bay is located in a safe and secure (24hr guards and fob access) undercover parking lot across and a little down the road from the apartment (entrance on Parliament St).
- Maximum 4 guests
- Be considerate of our neighbours keeping noise levels to a minimum between 10pm - 7am
From Dec 22, 2017 - Jan 09, 2018 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Made in Germany. Matured in South Africa. I am Cape Town's No. 1 fan and I look forward to welcoming you to this little slice of paradise. I cannot live without good food, family, trail running and backgammon. Oh and Cape Town of course.