By Anna-Marie Smith

It was the love of golf that lured these passionate owners to the welcoming Pearl Valley Estate in Paarl. They say that everything about this estate suits their retired, yet active, sporty lifestyle.

Hailing from the fashion design industry, the owners’ individual styles become evident in the finest and most precise proportions and tones. The abundance of space that offers generous flow between living areas, and in particular the colours enhancing the proportional dynamics of each room, create an elegant contemporary ambience throughout this luxury home. The owners say that what is unique about this house is the total absence of any handles anywhere, allowing all cupboards and drawers to open by way of touch mechanisms, apparently a first for the kitchen company too.

When moving through the house one is drawn in by brilliant splashes of red in prominent places such as entire walls, rugs, head-boards and bathroom ceramic tiling. For the owner who loves this colour, it had to feature prominently and in a way that complements the other textures and tones. Possibly the most striking feature in the house, notwithstanding the magnificent outdoor patio and luxurious pool entertainment areas, are the incredible stainless steel and glass staircases. Designed and built by V F Steel Solutions, the main staircase won a merit award from the SA Stainless Steel Development Association in recognition of innovation and excellence in the use of stainless steel.

This innovative home, both a visual and tactile feast in every sense, offers its owners and visitors a home glistening with a dynamic flow of energy.

COVER FRAMELESS GLASS 08600COVER Cover Framless Glass, a specialist in the field of exclusive, custom designed frameless glass products, continuously exceeds the expectations of its valued clientele. Spectacular views are enhanced through the masterful installation of unique products from the range of frameless doors, stacking systems and balustrades, complementing the surroundings and adding value to homes.OLYMPIA INTERNATIONAL PAINTS (021 931 9230)The total coating solution for this prestigious home was supplied by Olympia International Paints, a national manufacturer of innovative and specialist coatings. The external walls were coated with Akrotex Tuscan Fine, and internally Akrosheen Satin Acrylic in a variety of Designers Choice colours. Olympia supplies products into South East Asia, the Middle East and SADEC countries.COVER FRAMELESS GLASS 08600COVER Cover Frameless Glass offers a wide range of frameless products, which it will customise to suit your needs. The company has been adding value to homes in South Africa for 12 years, and offers dedicated structural engineering skills continuously focusing on development and improvement of products. Staff is highly dedicated, all striving to exceed your expectations with Cover Frameless Glass’s excellent product and service experience.VF STEEL SOLUTIONS (021 883 8969)VF Steel Solutions won the merit award in the product category in SASSDA’s stainless steel awards for this exquisite stainless steel and glass staircase. This unique staircase design features a single carrying beam that is rolled and twisted in three dimensions without being stretched, shrunk or forced into place. VF Steel Solutions provides complex solutions and superior customer service.AMERICAN SHUTTERS( 0860 7488837)Crisp Silk White shutters from American Shutters enhance the fresh ambience of this interior. These beautiful shutters are custom-designed to fit perfectly, and the adjustable louvres allow full control over light, ventilation and privacy. Available in a wide range of colours including stains and lime washes, the shutters are manufactured to suit the client’s unique requirements.ALLEGRO CENTRAL VACUUM SYSTEMS 0861 ALLEGRO This state of the art built-in Allegro Central Vacuum System has twelve inlets that were strategically installed throughout the house to reach all areas with the 9m crush-proof hose. A VacPan was installed in the kitchen for quick clean-up of day-to-day spills. This remarkably convenient and healthy addition to any household changes the way in which homes are cleaned.