When you think of vacation villas, you often picture tropical huts or stone houses, don't you? Those are the common designs for a luxury rental, especially one by the sea. But there are, however, a few exceptional Cape Town villas
that are more modern-looking. Located along the beautiful coasts and in the middle of scenic landscapes in the Western Cape, these extraordinary luxury homes provide a touch of contemporary class to your stay here. More than just their cool designs, they also offer great views and awesome amenities that'll make you want to stay here forever!
Villa Sierra is probably the coolest luxury home in Cape Town. At least, when it comes to architectural design. It's a pretty open space with lots of bare beams, glass walls & windows, and a whole lot of legroom. The villa sort of feels like a deconstructed spaceship than a typical high-class rental in Cape Town. The glass lift also adds to that effect. Moreover, having the private infinity pool so close to the patio, with a portion shaded by the steel structure, it almost seems like it's an indoor pool.
The Belmondo Villa in the Camps Bay neighborhood in Cape Town
is quite an architectural marvel. Clearly inspired by the Bauhaus design, it reeks of modern symmetry and geographic precision. For some, this may look and feel too austere. And unsurprisingly, the largely neutral concrete that makes up the structure certainly sombers the place up. Luckily, however, the white-painted interior is as bright as ever. It's almost classic in a way, adding a necessary homely appeal to this luxury villa in Cape Town. And don't forget the amazing views that surround it! If the place makes you feel too gloomy, you can just focus on the beautiful scenery instead!
Ironically enough, the Strathmore House in Cape Town has a retro feel to it despite its modern design. Its perfect symmetric shape and almost cube-like structure feel 21st century all the way. Yet the somewhat somber vibe makes you think like it's a Hollywood mansion in the late 60s or 70s. It's such a cool, vintage, and somewhat nostalgic ambiance, the kind you'd expect in luxury homes in Los Angeles
than in Cape Town. Even the infinity pool, with parts of it practically overtaking the patio, feels both modern and retro at the same time.
Just like Strathmore House, Strathmore Heights is another modern-looking luxury villa in Cape Town with a largely vintage vibe. The overall symmetry of the place and minimalist interior design isn't just contemporary, they're downright futuristic. And yet there are hints of the mid-century style that bring the overall look back to the present. Just look at that granite-tiled kitchen, for example. Looks pretty classic, right? Yet the sleek glass-paned balconies and open floor-to-ceiling windows that open up to such incredible views are all as modern as ever. You'd have no trouble feeling right at home here!
From its concrete walls and geometric design, Houghton Villa clearly boasts a modern-looking exterior. While many of the luxury villas in Cape Town opt for more classic and tropical aesthetics, this one screams '21st century' (and even beyond!) all the way. Even the interior has glimpses of modernity to it. Instead of wooden railings, for instance, they made use of stainless steel with a shimmering chromatic finish. The largely minimalist decor, despite the pops of color and print, allows for more space too. It's all so cool and contemporary, you'd have no trouble moving to Cape Town
and making this your new home!
More than just a typical Cape Town luxury villa, Villa 31 is a modern mansion worth checking out! Its cubist architecture, with hints of Bauhaus design, will instantly grab your attention. You can't help but feel like this place was designed to fit your modern tastes and not just an ordinary rental. Then when you get inside, the fairly minimal contemporary interior design further betrays its newness. The villa might have been built ages ago and countless other guests might have already stayed here but you wouldn't know that. The entire place looks like it was just built yesterday!
26 on First Villa
The contrast between this white, pristine luxury villa in Cape Town and the rugged, earthy mountain range in the backdrop is pretty incredible. From a certain vantage point, the entire scene looks straight out of a postcard! But such is the modern magic of 26 on First Villa. The high-class home stands out because it evokes such a contemporary coolness that perfectly contrasts with its more natural surroundings. Just look at all those glass walls and windows! When they shimmer against the sunlight, doesn't the place look as good as new? Add to that the amazing views from here and you've got yourself quite the Instagrammable spot in Cape Town
Majestic Skye Villa
And finally, there's Majestic Skye Villa in the Green Point district. With walls practically made out of bare concrete, this luxury home takes the industrial look to a whole new level. It has an unfinished quality to it which, in one way or another, does evoke a modern sensibility. Even if you're not a fan of the industrial aesthetic yourself, you can't deny that the entire place looks cool and contemporary. The glass lift also adds a futuristic element to the whole thing! But if you're simply not a fan of it, at least you can just enjoy the incredible city views from here instead.
These luxury villas in Cape Town prove that coastal rentals can look just as modern and cool as mansions in big cities. They're architectural marvels that look great against the backdrop of the Western Cape's many natural wonders.