By Anél Lewis, Property Coordinator Diane Lubbe, Photographer Keith Quixley

Weary of the hustle and bustle of city living, this family opted to swap the centrality of their Sea Point penthouse for the simplicity and tranquillity of a family home in Ruyteplaats Private Mountain Estate. 

Set on the slopes of the Twelve Apostles and overlooking Hout Bay Valley, this estate offers an enviable lifestyle in one of the Cape’s most beautiful settings. As the owner explains, “It is completely surrounded by nature.”

As the real hero of this property is the vibrant natural setting, its exterior has a neutral, classic feel. Sizeable windows allow for natural light and enable the plush landscaped garden to be enjoyed from inside the home. 

The choice of décor – with vibrant patterns and plenty of texture – helps create a home that is plush, but also relaxed and comfy. “Guests must feel welcome and chilled in our home,” says the owner.

To see more of this beautiful home, buy the Dec ’21/ Jan ’22 issue of SA Home Owner – on shelf now!