Living in Bantry Bay in this north-facing apartment below Lion’s Head presents a multitude of luxuries. To live anywhere along Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard seems a privilege not easily beaten. Yet, Bantry Bay with its micro-climate and moderate temperatures, and where the Cape doctor is conspicuous by its absence for at least 290 days of the year, beats it all.
Penthouse living is one of the most prestigious property avenues one can take. According to writer Jonathan Bell, author of Penthouse Living, “the penthouse, in short, is the architectural expression of unsurpassable success: in terrestrial – not to mention residential – terms this is as definitely as high as you can go. Literally, and symbolically, you’ve reached the top”.
Mark Rielly has an illustrious architectural career that began at the Cape Town practice of Douglas Roberts Peter Loebenberg, where he worked on the “New Look” Woolworths stores, an experience which provided extensive insight into retail design at a multi-faceted level. He joined SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects) where he excelled in various architectural projects, one being House Sprecher, which was selected as a finalist in the World Architecture Awards.