Boasting almost 5 000 apartments, Cape Town’s CBD has become one of the Mother City’s most sought-after addresses. Many are drawn to its energy and cosmopolitan lifestyle. There’s the convenience of having the best of the city’s entertainment spots and restaurants on your doorstep, and being able to walk to work if your office is in the city centre. There’s also the undeniable charm of living in an ever-changing city that is recognised as one of the best in the world, but still retains much of its rich and diverse history.
Inner city living has given rise to an array of living opportunities, including penthouse loft apartments boasting spectacular mountain and city views.
Pam Golding Properties has listed the Penthouse on Burg in the heart of Cape Town, for R6.995 million, that epitomises luxury, urban living.
It spans four levels; including a unique rooftop living experience. This atmospheric space, complete with lush flowers and designer furniture, is ideal for entertaining but can also be used as a cinema room.
Just below is the terrace room which, with its views of the city towards Lion’s Head, is the perfect spot for sundowners or an intimate dinner party.
An open plan kitchen on the first floor leads onto a Moroccan-tiled patio with breathtaking views. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms on the lower level, which includes a spacious TV den. Air-conditioning throughout the apartment, as well as double-glazed windows in the bedroom, provide maximum comfort. For convenience, there is a tandem parking space for two cars – a rare commodity in the city centre.
In keeping with the urban environment, the apartment reflects a mix of industrial elements combined with delicate design details. It has become a sought-after film shoot location, and does well as Airbnb accommodation.
Contemporary yet cosy, this thoughtfully designed apartment makes the most of this urban space to create a functional living and working area. The design is eclectic and modern, without compromising the heritage building’s features.
Heritage is one of the drawcards of living in a city steeped in colourful history. An Adderley Street apartment listed by Pam Golding Properties for R3.6 million, has retained the original strip wooden floors, high ceilings and sash windows of a bygone era.
It features two bedrooms, complete with the original windows that have been described as “artworks within themselves”. Other features of this apartment include a spacious kitchen, ideal for entertaining, and access to a flow-rim pool and well-stocked gym.
“Inner-city living certainly has broad appeal,” says Taryn Lewis, Pam Golding Properties agent for the CBD, specialising in sectional title and developments. “While popular with young professionals investing in their first property, or those wanting to experience a live-work-play lifestyle, the CBD also appeals to mature buyers wanting a lock-up-and-go option so that they can travel. Whether it is for the convenience of being able to live and work in the same area, or to experience the city’s rich cultural and historical offering, Cape Town’s CBD has plenty to offer.”
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