Barefoot Luxury Living in Cape Town

Antoni Associates was approached by a young family looking to relocate from the bustling city to a more relaxed life in the country. The family settled on this residence, called Pearl Valley 276, situated near Paarl, about 30 minutes away from Cape Town, South Africa. The owner’s were looking for what they described as “barefoot luxury” where the interior was modern, but full of natural materials.


Using natural organic materials, like timber and stone, they were able to create a sense of warmth in the otherwise contemporary structure of the home. The materials create a tactile feel, contrasting with the sleek, modern furnishings.


Rich wood floors are used throughout the home, warming up the raw concrete ceilings.



The homeowners love to entertain and the inviting interiors reflect that in the kitchen and informal dining and open bar area.



The open concept kitchen area opens right up to the informal living room with views to the outdoors. Bold colors are interspersed with the natural materials, creating a cozy balance.




The glass stair railing keeps the hallway open and light from the floor-to-ceiling windows fills the space.


The pool can be viewed from all areas of the home with the massive sliding glass doors that completely open the spaces up.


Warm colors and crisp whites where used in the master bedroom keeping it relaxing but still modern.


Photos by Adam Letch.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.