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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bishopscourt Beauty

I haven't shown you a South African home for  quite a while, but I'm sure you will forgive me when you see the lovely home I'm going to show you today!

It is situated in the upmarket suburb of Bishopscourt in Cape Town. I have a friend who lives opposite this home and I have admired it's front facade for a few years. I often wondered what the interior was like and finally managed to track down some photos of it. It doesn't disappoint!

Twin console tables flank the front door.

The front entrance leads straight through to the veranda and garden. An antique table, and French sofa and Persian carpet are used to furnish this space.

The doorway to the left of the pretty mirrored armoire on the right leads through to the kitchen and family room.

The kitchen is so attractive with it's blond wood and pretty cabinetry.

Did you notice the ceiling with its rough beams and the beautiful chandelier?

The living room and dining room have doors leading onto the veranda and garden.

The upstairs lading is furnished with a dark wood bookcase and occasional chairs. Notice the pretty ironwork on the balustrade.

The upstairs sitting room is comfortable and inviting in shades of white and cream.

So many beautiful details in the master bedroom. 

The cupboard with its frosted glass panels, hides the TV.

The luxurious master bathroom, also with French doors leading outside.

A very lucky little girl sleeps in this gorgeous bedroom!

This bathroom has a freestanding bath with a narrow shelf along the wall to hold bathroom essentials.

A similar bathroom, this time with the bath placed in the corner.

A departure from the neutral colours in the rest of the house, this guest bedroom is dramatic in black and white.

The veranda is comfortably furnished and boasts beautiful views of Table Mountain.

I love this garden with it's checkerboard paving and pretty water feature.

This home has such fantastic indoor/outdoor flow with almost all the rooms having access to outside through lovely French doors.

A sunny spot next to the pool. Doesn't that look like a good place to spend an afternoon?

The garden features mostly green and white and looks gorgeous against the mountain backdrop.

The driveway is so attractive with verdant beds and splashes of white.

And finally, the pretty front gates with lavender on either side that first caught my eye.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Till next time

Sharon x

source : here 


  1. You had me with the first photo. Love the color palette, the open floor plan on the ground floor and that freestanding tub is gorgeous!

    Have a good weekend!

  2. Sharon! OMG! Just so that you know, I will be "pinterest-ing" this big time! I have to sit back and breath a moment....wah! Saving this for sunday morning coffee. Thanks for this! Happy Day:) B

  3. The setting is breathtaking! I especially love the wall of windows / doors to the veranda and gardens. And the checkerboard paving. So much to love here: architecture, furnishings, antiques...

  4. That home and setting are stunning! I'm toally jealous that they're able to leave all their doors open and get flooded with light. I could be very happy in a place like that. Thank you for sharing this gem.


  5. What an amazing home. Love all the colors and the decorating. The scenery is breathtaking!

  6. I agree with Loi, so many things to love. The soft color palette and beams are my favorite. They really showcase their art collection...and that chandelier in the kitchen...awesome!

  7. Wow! That's stunning!

  8. Sharon,
    The home is beautiful and the setting is icing. It's so pretty. Wow.

  9. That is so beautiful...
    The fifth image goes to my inspiration file.
    Enjoy the weekend!

  10. This is a lovely post... I used to live in Cape Town and this house is strangely familiar to me! Thank you Jenny

  11. Sharon, this home is gorgeous. Love the kitchen.

  12. Incredible! Especially love the kitchen, girl's room and veranda. I'd be quite happy sitting by that beautiful pool :) Thanks for the tour!!