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Take a Look at the Amazing Revamp of The Fairmont Penthouse by InhouseFriday 30 March 2018
Take a Look at the Amazing Revamp of The Fairmont Penthouse by Inhouse ⇒ Award-winning interior design studio Inhouse recently completed a sophisticated treatment for the three-bedroomed, double-storey penthouse apartment of The Fairmont in Sea Point, Cape Town. The interior was conceptualised to maximize the scenic views and create an ambience suited to the modern entertainer. Take a look at this incredible project from the South African studio.
The unique Fairmont Penthouse is based in Sea Point, Cape Town, showcasing the famous Twelve Apostle Mountains and overlooking the coastline, with dramatic sea views and stunning sunsets from every angle. This penthouse shows off classiness, sophistication and elegance. High ceilings, great views and mesmerizing sunsets are what make this penthouse so unique, with a look-and-feel focused on elegance and masculinity.
South African design studio Inhouse started the project with a blank canvas and provided a turnkey solution which enabled full project management from line drawings right through to completion and handing over of the keys. “We started the project with an empty shell”, said Inhouse Director Aidan Hart. “It was a grey, bare concrete box”. Inhouse opted for an open-plan interior with a primarily dark colour palette. “To create an aura of sophistication, we selected a colour palette that was deep and striking. As you come into the apartment, the entrance and entertainment spaces are layered in dark and masculine tones. For the less public spaces like the bedrooms and bathrooms, we opted for a lighter, more delicate colour scheme”, Hart stated.
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To illuminate the space, modern architectural lighting in steel boxes was combined with pendant fixtures and recessed LED lighting in ceiling troughs. LED lighting has also been placed throughout the joinery. Modern materials used include timber, glass, steel, mirrors and marble. The golden thread is luxury and these elements work together to produce the apartment’s sleek aesthetic. “The materiality of stone, timber and steel work well together to create an opulent and modern style”, explained Phillip Wyatt, fellow Director at Inhouse. Sustainable timber was used for the ceilings and joinery. Inhouse chose marble – with its beautifully ranging surface – for the floors and wall cladding as a classic indication of luxury.
Windows, glass, tiles and reflective surfaces take full advantage of an abundance of natural light, creating a sense of openness. The marble-clad, lighter-hued bathrooms also maximise on the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and bustling Sea Point.
The luxurious atmosphere is further emphasized by a customized, pivoting front door, high ceilings and modish furnishings. Added to this, there’s a private whiskey room sheathed in glass and a robust spiral staircase that makes a grand statement. The astounding circular stairwell allows easy access to the breath-taking rooftop which has exceptional views of the Sea Point surroundings. Made of strongly curved steel coated in black and floated on a marble plinth, 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. Its bold appearance contributes strongly to the sense of style and singularity that pervades the penthouse.
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