THE ADDRESS Magazine Summer 2014 - Page 75

also enjoys a 225m2 basement that includes a laundry area, pantry, cold room with cooler and freezer, and storage area. The entire colour scheme has been enhanced with a sleek, sophisticated finish of predominantly white walls, with smart pops of colour, bringing vibrancy to the house. Flawlessly furnished, the premier residence is filled with top designer furniture and lighting. Almost all of the curated designer pieces were made in the 20th century. Their origins vary, with pieces mainly from Italy, Denmark and Germany. The exclusive rugs are all from the 20th century, and are handmade African and Persian pieces. Of particular note are the magnificent Beni Ouarain, Hambels and Persian Kilim rugs that are real works of art. Elegant and alluring finishes include solid American walnut 160mm-wide boards, baked clay floor tiles, Bisazza mosaic bathroom tiles, Brazilian walnut wooden decking and wood-burning fireplaces. Other unique and custom features abound, from doors to railings to fountains. For added comfort, there is air conditioning as well as a complete home automation system. Designed for elegant outdoor living, the prestige estate offers several informal al fresco areas, including 906m2 of terraces, each perfect for lounging, dining and relaxing. The stunning pool area includes a covered veranda and is blessed with awe-inspiring views of the mountains. Exquisitely decorated, the swimming pool (13 metres x 7 metres x 1.4 metres) is lined with Bisazza mosaic tiles in a range of dark tones to keep the water cool during the hottest summer months. There is also a shower, as well as sun loungers under the canopy. The fabulous guesthouse features 225m2 (including an interior patio) of living space as well as 107m2 of outdoor terraces and a basement laundry room. It is divided into two sections: a communal area that consists of a large kitchen-dining-living area and a secluded area made of up two bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and dressing room. Both areas are joined by a