Pengilly House in Clifton by Peerutin and Silvio Rech + Lesley Carstens

April 16, 2020

Luxury Lair

Pengilly House in Clifton by Peerutin and Silvio Rech + Lesley CarstensPerched on the clifftops of Clifton, an exclusive suburb of Cape Town, the Pengilly house is an uber-luxurious home disguised as a Bond villain's lair. Created by the architects at Peerutin with interiors by Silvio Rech + Lesley Carstens, the design of the house is inspired by mid-century American architecture, especially the modernist houses of John Lautner.

The lower two levels of the building, cladded in sandstone to blend into the site, house support areas and a sleek spa, complete with a sauna and pool finished in marble, granite and wood panelling. The main living areas and bedrooms are housed in curvilinear structures above, the slanted floor-to-ceiling windows creating the semblance of a beached UFO. There are multiple outdoor lounging areas, crowned by an infinity pool offering stupendous views of the Atlantic ocean below.

The interior is a sleek haven of retro-futurist luxe, from the sunken seating of the semi-circular living area to the glamorously bar counter, finished in dark wood in contrast to the rough board-marked concrete.

This is a stunning house which maintains a discrete presence despite its substantial size and iconic design. For a house located in a prime location atop what is reputedly the most expensive area in South Africa, we wouldn't expect anything less.

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Peerutin

Silvio Rech + Lesley Carstens

 

Product Inspiration

Create a discretely luxurious lair with the Gogan sofa from Moroso, the Bonnie & Clyde center table from Dooq and the Grasso armchair from BD Barcelona Design.

Gogan Sofa - Moroso - Do Shop   Bonnie & Clyde Center Table - Dooq - Do Shop  Grasso Armchair - BD Barcelona Design - Do Shop

Spectacular spaces call for spectacular lighting such as the Expand suspension light from Utu, the Loci suspension light from Graypants and the Dandelion suspension light from LZF

Expand - Suspension Light - Utu - Do Shop   Loci Customisable Suspension Light - Graypants - Do Shop   Dandelion Suspension Light - LZF - Do Shop

Add a glamorous touch with accessories such as the Sunset mirror from Ghidini 1961, the Echasse vase from Menu and the Vertigo wall hanger from Nomon.

Sunset Mirror Medium - Ghidini 1961 - Do Shop   Echasse Vase in Smoked Glass - Menu - Do Shop   Vértigo - Wall Hanger - Nomon - Do Shop


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