Known as the Soho of Cape Town, Green Point is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. This is due to its top-quality restaurants, coffee shops, extensive sporting facilities and the renowned Green Point Park flowing onto the promenade.
Green Point is perfectly situated between the mountains and the ocean. There are tall modern hotels next to compact historical homes, all of which combine to create an area that is unique and endlessly vibrant. It is therefore no surprise that Green Point boasts some of the most luxurious homes in the country.
Nestled on the slopes of Signal Hill, sits a home allowing for a 180-degree panorama of the Atlantic Seaboard including the iconic Green Point Stadium. Valcucine worked closely with the homeowner to bring their vision to life in relation to the kitchen, scullery and wine bar. From the beginning of the brief process, it was clear that there would be an emphasis on natural materials presented through darker tones and hues. The result is a refined sense of masculine sophistication.Read More
The kitchen features the Artematica programme for the backrun. This programme has been designed down to the last detail to make movements more fluid and assured. As the finish, Valcucine used wood veneer to convey a strong tactile sensation. Integrated into the stone countertop is the Logica Theca, a space to hold small containers, utensils, spices and electrical sockets. The design offers the ultimate functionality, with the contents fully visible and immediately accessible.
The tower units include receding doors hiding a large storage space, finished in aluminium and timber. As the lightweight doors open up, a backlit panel lightens up to reveal the contents. It is utilised as a tea and coffee station, uncovering a colourful collection of Le Creuset crockery.
The custom Genius Loci island celebrates varied textures of materials combining a wood veneer breakfast bar, glass drawer fronts and stone countertops. Just like old desks, the Genius Loci conceals a space in a drawer that goes beyond the functional. It offers a timeless aesthetic and hand-crafted workmanship, perfectly paired with OKHA’s Void barstools.
Further along, you will find the sleek wine bar, designed through the customisation of the Artematica programme. It combines a variety of stone, matt black glass and walnut timber to create the same refined atmosphere that is found in the rest of the home. The wine bar looks over an outdoor courtyard with stone packed walls and lush greenery. The presence of natural and raw materials continues adding to the textural environment of the home.
The home itself is a piece of art. Each element was carefully curated, resulting in a sense of exploration while walking through what could be an art gallery. With the kitchen being the first thing you see as you walk in, it was important that it was a statement piece and set the ambience. It was a magical journey seeing it all come to life.
TEG Companies Featured: Valcucine
Finishes: Wood Veneer, Matt Glass (Cement Grey & Warm Black), Angel Skin, Cardoso Stone, Dekton Sintered Stone, Silestone
Completion date: 2021
Project Location: Green Point, Cape Town
Professionals/ Collaborators: OKHA, Karien Zulch