Dramatic Sea Views and Sophisticated Ambiance in the Fairmont Penthouse | NONAGON.style
Dramatic Sea Views and Sophisticated Ambiance in the Fairmont Penthouse

Dramatic Sea Views and Sophisticated Ambiance in the Fairmont Penthouse

Check out the spiral staircase!

Written by –
NONAGON.style Team
on September 19th 2018
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Project:

The Fairmont Penthouse

Design:

For this three bedroom, double story penthouse in Cape Town, it’s hard to choose whether our favorite bit is the beautiful ocean views, or the striking spiral staircase! The metallic elements and the chic design are in balance throughout the house. Let’s take a look.

Spiral staircase and deep masculine tones in penthouse entertaining spaces | NONAGON.style

The project started with a completely blank canvas. Inhouse Director Aidan Hart describes that “it was a gray, bare concrete box!”

 

Having taken the project through from line drawings, design phase and right through to handing over keys to the apartment, the Inhouse team had a lot of freedom for the ambience and final look of the penthouse apartment. Looking to create something sophisticated and suitable for entertaining guests, the designers opted for a deep and striking color palette in the open plan areas of the home. At the entrance we’re given dark and masculine tones, with hints of metallic finish. Whereas the private areas are lighter, and more delicate.

Television stand and display unit in metallic sheen, Fairmont Penthouse in Cape Town | NONAGON.style

Rich colors create a dramatic look and feel to this apartment. Textured plush carpets are balanced with fascinating rippled marble. Glass, wood, metal and stone all play a part in creating the luxe look.

“The materiality of stone, timber and steel work well together to create an opulent and modern style,” — Phillip Wyatt, fellow Director at InHouse

Entertainment and living room area in plenty of metallic elements, balancing stone with wood and metal | NONAGON.style
Rich carpet textures in the master suite bedroom, Fairmont Penthouse, South Africa | NONAGON.style

In the bedrooms, the dark colors ease way to lighter delicate browns and blues. The master bedroom features a walk-in wardrobe, and a rich carpet. Bed linen is soft and comfortable, creating the perfect spot to relax at the end of the day.

Bedroom design with blue and white textures, Fairmont Penthouse in South Africa | NONAGON.style
Walk in wardrobe in the Fairmont Penthouse master suite | NONAGON.style

For a good walk-in closet, it’s useful when you can see the clothes without too much searching. In this home the glass doors make it easy to look, and there are plenty of drawers as well as space for hanging clothes. Another essential of course, is good lighting! The wardrobes contain interior lighting too. Meanwhile in the rest of the bedroom the recessed lighting is soothing.

Walk in wardrobe in the Fairmont Penthouse master suite | NONAGON.style
Gorgeous views from this bathroom, plenty of space and bright light thanks to the many windows | NONAGON.style
Floor to ceiling windows offer the chance for beautiful sea views from the bathroom | NONAGON.style
Plenty of glass make this bathroom feel light and spacious | NONAGON.style
Dark metallic look in the kitchen with plenty of space for wine bottle storage | NONAGON.style

A fully stocked kitchen isn’t complete without a wine cellar. Using black tones, the kitchen matches the dark and sophisticated tone set from the entryway.

Metallic finishes, knife block and dark kitchen counter in sophisticated penthouse apartment | NONAGON.style
Metallic finishes in dark yet striking penthouse apartment kitchen | NONAGON.style

“To illuminate the space, modern architectural lighting in steel boxes was combined with pedant fixtures and recessed LED lighting in ceiling troughs. LED lighting has also been placed throughout the joinery.”

 

For the joinery and ceilings, sustainable timber was used. Combining this with the beautiful marble finish for cladding and on the floors, we’re offered a luxurious collection of materials.

Black kitchen counter in open plan living areas, making it easy to entertain | NONAGON.style
Blues and browns are delicate in penthouse bedroom suite | NONAGON.style
Dark blue wall with round mirror at bedroom vanity table | NONAGON.style
Simple decor for bathroom - light brown materials with quality whiteware | NONAGON.style
Bathroom with light brown stone and big round mirror | NONAGON.style
Delicate browns and soothing blues in this bedroom | NONAGON.style
Blue carpet, lampshade and cushion covers with white textiles in the bedroom | NONAGON.style

We all know blue is one of the most soothing and flexible colors for styling. In the bedroom, soothing blues are well matched across carpet, cushions and bedside lamp.

Simple decor for bathroom - light brown materials with quality whiteware | NONAGON.style
Bathroom with light brown stone and big round mirror | NONAGON.style
Bedroom with delicate and light tones, featuring hints of blue for feature vanity wall | NONAGON.style
Delicate browns and soothing blues in this bedroom | NONAGON.style

While the bathrooms and bedrooms have floor to ceiling windows, the balcony too makes the best use of the views over the South Atlantic Ocean.

Balcony provides ocean views from apartment in Atlantic Seaboard neighborhood, Cape Town | NONAGON.style
Ocean views from apartment in Atlantic Seaboard neighborhood, Cape Town | NONAGON.style
Ocean views from apartment in Atlantic Seaboard neighborhood, Cape Town | NONAGON.style
Black spiral staircase in Cape Town penthouse apartment, with marble foundation | NONAGON.style

Perhaps the most striking feature of this penthouse apartment is the black spiral staircase which allows inhabitants to make their way to the rooftop for stunning Sea Point views. The body of the stairs is constructed from strongly curved steel, coated in black. It sits on top of a marble plinth, which carefully matches other elements in the room for a cohesive feel to the penthouse.

 

The stairwell was designed to “make the journey to this area of the apartment more profound, thanks to the introduction of a sculptural element,” explains Hart. As you can see, its bold appearance contributes strongly to the sense of style and singularity that pervades the penthouse.

 

Another welcomed peculiarity to the apartment is the whisky room. Sheathed from the main room, it provides a quiet space for intimate conversation and provides ample space for a whisky collection.

Humidor and quiet zone in stylish penthouse apartment, South Africa | NONAGON.style
Living room for double story penthouse apartment in South Africa | NONAGON.style

As you can see in the above image, the high ceilings really give the apartment a strong sense of style and depth. The marble and timber provide a dark contrast to the lighter brown marble flooring. The demarcated zones ensure that open plan works well, providing plenty of space while also maintaining a sense of warmth and privacy.

Television and display stand with metallic elements | NONAGON.style
Black spiral staircase in stylish South Africa penthouse apartment | NONAGON.style
Open plan living room in stylish two story penthouse in Atlantic Seaboard neighborhood, Capetown | NONAGON.style
Metallic elements in Fairmont Penthouse home, Cape Town | NONAGON.style
Dining table in modern and stylish Atlantic Seaboard penthouse home, Cape Town | NONAGON.style
Exposed light bulbs and blown glass lampshades for metallic modern chandelier | NONAGON.style

Overall, the Fairmont Penthouse provides a sophisticated feel with handsome interiors. The balance of gold light with darker, black marble and metallic provides a rich experience. The Inhouse team have created a stunning place for entertaining, and framing the perfect view.

 

Can you decide whether you prefer the whisky room or the spiral staircase more? Let us know in the comments below.

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