This private villa in the seaside town of De Kelders is at one with its natural surrounds
The village of De Kelders, named after the caves found on the remote cliffs of Walker Bay, is situated some 150km outside of Cape Town. As is De Kelders Private Villa, a luxury holiday retreat and home to interior designer Niël Stemmet. Built more than 12 years ago, the villa’s original features were beyond their time – suc
The Kalk Bay mountain side is an ideal location for a clean-lined bachelor pad with an unrivalled sea view
Mike Townsend is a restaurateur who describes himself as a serial builder: 'I love to design and build houses and restaurants,' he says. His restaurants are all over Cape Town but his houses have tended to be on the False Bay side, like the one he built last year.
It overlooks the restaurant that launched him, Kalk Bay’s high-flying Harbour House, a wave-splashed landmark perched on the rocks between fishing boats and sea. Not surprisingly, it’s the view of this attractive harbour, with the wide blue ocean behind and the encircling mountains, that first attracted Mike to the steeply sloping location of his current h