perched on the slopes of table mountain, russell and tracy’s family home epitomises mid-century cool
THE OWNERS Russell Boltman, an entrepreneur and co-founder of Devil’s Peak Brewing Company, his wife
Tracy, a lawyer, and their three children – Anabella, 15, and twins River and Sofia, seven. Plus two dogs and a cat.
THE PROPERTY A new-build home on the slopes of Table Mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a wine cellar on the ground floor. The first floor has a master suite with his and hers bathrooms, plus four en-suite bedrooms and a play room. A living, dining and kitchen space occupy the second floor, along with a study, TV room, scullery, laundry and WC. There’s also a rooftop garden.
The clever use of bold architectural lines, modern engineering and stone and concrete has ensured that the house fits naturally into the landscape, complementing the mountain backdrop.
Get the look The stone walls were matched to the old stone walls on Cape Town’s Buitengracht Street by builder Arnold Meiring. The outdoor dining table is by James Mudge. The seating is by B&B Italia.