Dawn 777: Shoot my house shoot location A Modern Design for Family Living

DAWN 777 Modern Design for Family Living

Extraordinary homes to Inspire and delight

We are so excited by the onslaught of summer that we thought we would give you an eyeful of extraordinary homes – as inspiration for the coming months. These homes are as different from one another as can be and they so beautifully demonstrate and speak to the individual owners’ unique personalities.
They remind us what can happen when we allow our individuality to speak through our homes and tell a story of who we are and what we love. These homes have tailored their spaces to include items that are near and dear to them.

 

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First in the series is DAWN 777

The magnificent modern marvel that is DAWN 777 is situated in Upper Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa and is an absolute favorite with film and stills shoots alike. This extraordinary 5 bedroom home has floor to ceiling glass windows and open plan living spaces looking out toward the majestic Constantiaberg Mountain range.

Architecture and Interior design

The architect, Kate Del Fante, has combined glass, wood and cement to wonderful effect – creating a home that is modern without feeling cold. The interiors have maintained a limited palette of blue greys, warm wood tones and whites. In the Bulthaup kitchen, a moss green feature wall brings a freshness and a youthfulness. These fresh greens are picked up in scatter cushions in the formal lounge and the exquisite ferns in the courtyard area.

In the dining room a magnificent Lindsay Adelman type post modern glass chandelier shines onto a one of a kind copper dining table. The carpets throughout the home pick up the blues, rusts, creams and greens of the furnishings and wall and floor finishings. Items specific to the family’s interests inform the space. A baby grand and other musical instruments speak to a love of music. A large photo taken by a family friend dominates the entrance of the house and is visible from both the top and ground floors.

At the top of the stairs there is a more relaxed informal lounge area. This landing area separates the kids bedrooms from the master bedroom. The same blues and greys are continued in this area and a collection of photographic images of musicians continues a theme begun in the more formal living areas.
A real celebration of the outdoors is clear in the way the home flows seamlessly into the indigenous garden beyond. Designed and maintained by a talented landscape architect – the garden is designed around children and play and celebrates all that is great about living and growing up in South Africa now.
The family’s love of the modern and the functional is apparent in every aspect of this extraordinary home from the Under cabinet LED lights to the use of materials for construction, to the clean and uncluttered lines that inform the modern architecture and the interior design.

Truly breathtaking!!

 

IN SUMMARY

Modern building processes allow for lots of light and freeflow while retaining warmth

Combing modern building materials - cement, glass and wood

Limited colour palette throughout the home creates harmony, serenity and order.

From build to finishings - the layout and decor of the home speaks to the owners interests and lifestyle of the family


Muse. A artist loft in Woodstock, Cape Town

Muse - An artist loft in Woodstock

Muse Location, is a magnificent art filled Loft in a trendy up and coming area of Cape town. This location offers a great vantage point from which to take in the magnificent views that stretch across the city toward the harbour on the one side and toward Table Mountain behind you. Sitting proud atop what used to be a textile factory in the meat packing district of Woodstock and what is now a trendy and creative space housing businesses as well as residential spaces, Muse Location is in her element.

Woodstock came to be in the decade post 1900, and was always a "grey area" that remained unconquered by the group areas act. A certain Bohemianism has remained here, together with a wonderful mix of cultures now from traditional Muslim families to hipsters, creatives to cafe owners and a hundred plus, main road furniture and decor stores.

Massive Steel framed windows frame the space between interior and exterior, allowing beautiful natural light to flood the space. With a square meterage of around 250m2 ,the industrial architecture design  mixed with an eclectic decor style makes for an interesting and exciting apartment. The large open plan space with polished black screed floors is separated into various areas using unusual, one of a kind items of furniture. Many of these items are created by the owners themselves, or adapted to be functional within this environment. The owner, an avid fine art collector, has found a space here where his growing art collection can truly sing and where his wonderful and unusual furniture finds can be repurposed in a suburb where conformity is frowned upon and creativity celebrated.

An absolute passion for art is apparent in this gorgeous space, with a myriad of fantastic art works begging for your attention. In every nook and around every corner you will spot visual treats.

Both stills and film shoots are welcome at Muse.

Muse is also open to short stay accommodation bookings.

 

 


The Glasshouse at Le Jardin

Le Jardin - A Wonderland in Stellenbosch

Step into a bygone era, a wonderland where time stands still. Current owners, Sue and Bernard, bought this expansive Stellenbosch property almost two decades ago,and with the help of architect Gerrit van der Wolf, transformed it into a fun and exciting land to be explored by child and adult alike.

The elegant Sir Herbert Baker style house is reminiscent of an era when life was slower, lunches were languid and everyone played croquet!

Apart from the work on the main house, Gerrit was commissioned with building a glass house, a sort of 'ode, to Bernard's love of old fashioned conservatories.'

True to the whimsical feeling of this location, a huge, ancient oak, bursts through the top of the glass roof,as though the 'Alice' of this story.

Beautiful, rolling, manicured lawns roll up to the buildings- and lead to pathways surrounded by foliage and interspersed with beautiful Alice in Wonderland characters, fashioned by Streetwise. Follow the paths and you end up on the wooden decking overlooking an eco dam. The Manor House at  is surrounded by lavender fields and rose gardens. Tree walks and a kiddies zipline add further delight to this magnificent property.A most beautiful and magical location for both film and stills shoots.

  • Glass house conservatory at LE JARDIN
 

 

 


The Garden Room at the Pearl

The Pearl - Film and Photo shoot Location Listing

 

We are So excited to introduce one of our latest Film and Photo shoot locations. The beautiful PEARL.

The name well describes this gem of a property!
The Pearl is a most beautiful family home overlooking the Constantia Valley and False Bay beyond.
Interior designer, Gregory Mellor has combined Nantucket and French Provencal styles to create a tranquil, warm, casual and unassuming home. Undoubtedly sophisticated, however, with a rustic, calm and very comfortable feeling about it.
Spaces are filled with natural, warm light and as you step outside, there is even more beauty to discover.
Stone walls and winding stone and brick cemented pathways,lead you through beautifully choreographed passageways, as you take in the aroma of lavender and lemon trees, wild grasses and boxed vegetable gardens.

Journey further, to a fantastical children's wooden walkway and treehouse, through the huge pine trees.

The gardens designed with careful consideration,by talented landscape designer, Carrie Latimer.

This incredible location is available for both stills and film.

 

 

Treehouse at The Pearl
Treehouse at THE PEARL

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mid century modern architecture cape town

Terrace House - Oranjezicht

Located in Oranjezicht at the base of Table Mountain.

Terrace House for still photography cape town

The building is redesigned single storey mid century modern 4 bed house with indigenous garden and swimming pool. With views to the city.

Available for Stills

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