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February 15, 2024

This Cape Town Penthouse Makes You Feel on Top of the World 

Property of the Week: The Estate penthouse offers panoramic views of this typically overlooked city.

By Ellys Woodhouse

For a city that seems to offer everything – winter sun, mountainous surrounds, the Atlantic Ocean at your feet and vineyards as far as the eyes can see – Cape Town is surprisingly overlooked. When South Africa has three capital cities, it seems almost unfair that a city as bustling, cosmopolitan and cultural as Cape Town is assigned the label of the legislative city. Such a bureaucratic responsibility threatens to overlook the city’s vibrant charisma; a multicultural metropolis with blissful natural wonders. 

This one-of-a-kind duplex penthouse, however, makes full advantage of the city’s charm.

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The formal dining room with fully-equipped bar.
The property prioritizes entertaining space as much as living / ©DDRE Global
The open-plan living and dining area.
An open-plan dining and lounge opens out to a walk-around terrace / ©DDRE Global

Located in Cape Town’s Sea Point – ranked in the top 25 of the world’s coolest neighborhoods by Time Out – the penthouse is surrounded by mountainous guardians at the foot of Signal Hill, itself at the doorstep of Table Mountain. The Estate property faces out towards the Cape Town Atlantic Seaboard, offering unparalleled, panoramic ocean views. There is a sense of security and serenity, as though you are on top of the world. 

Entering The Estate is an exclusive experience in itself. Taking the private entrance on the lower ground floor, just off from the 22-car garage – which also features a sleek Ferrari-themed cinema room and equipped bar area – the private glass lift introduces those beautiful scenic views, before opening up into the penthouse’s contemporary hallway. 

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The balcony coming off the formal dining room.
The property seamlessly transitions between outdoor and indoor social spaces / ©DDRE Global
One of the three double bedrooms.
Each of the three bedrooms comes complete with ensuite / ©DDRE Global

Every inch of this Cape Town penthouse’s sprawling footprint of 8,100 sq ft has been designed to balance living with entertaining. The huge, open-plan dining and lounge area not only hosts excellent views but provides plenty of space for parties, too, with the large formal dining area accommodating up to 18 guests. A fully-equipped bar overlooks, while the floor-to-ceiling terrace doors open up to the wraparound balcony, seamlessly transitioning from the indoor to outdoor living spaces. For wine lovers, a remarkable walk-in glass wine cellar leaves plenty of room to store your favorite bottles of South African wine

Adjacent are the penthouse’s three double ensuite bedrooms. While each offers its own expansive views of the sea and surrounding mountainside, the principal suite – with a private terrace, pajama lounge and separate dressing room – provides the ultimate luxurious retreat. 

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The intimate outdoor social area.
Outside offers even more social areas for more intimate hosting / ©DDRE Global
The outdoor spaces, overlooked by mountains.
The property stands surrounded by Cape Town’s famous mountain landscape / ©DDRE Global

Saving the best for last, head upstairs for the penthouse’s pinnacle, where the roof-top, pool level serves as the epitome of an indoor-outdoor lavish lifestyle. Opening up to almost 5,000 sq ft of entertainment, lounge and leisure space, the floor features an all-encompassing indoor kitchen and 12-seater dining area, along with a covered outdoor eating area. Whether it’s elaborate parties or more intimate gatherings, the space is exceptionally equipped for hosting. A poolside lounge and bar offer a more relaxed experience, while the integrated braai (a culturally traditional South African barbecue) brings friends and family together in day-to-day life, as well as celebration. 

$14m, ddre.global

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