Veranda + Space
Tone’s new home in Cape Town, was developed around the central veranda. The veranda looks through the ‘V’ of the mountains and showcases the beautiful vista of the surrounding natural scenery.
Tone’s newly built home focused on making sure that the view was taken full advantage of, so much so, that a outdoor lounging and dining area were included on the veranda, with an outdoor fireplace for atmosphere. The concept of an outdoor fireplace was something the Alexander’s brought from their lifestyle in Johannesburg, as they enjoy being able to sit outside, take in the full expanse of the view, and feel the warmth of the fireplace.
The outdoor space is weather protected due to it’s clever positioning on the property, it houses an eclectic mix of furniture, which has been collected by the family over many years. The cane couches are from Weylandts, the two cane chairs are from Yvonne O’Brian Private House collection, the dining room table, chairs and benches are from Block and Chisel and the artwork is from Cecile and Boyd. The marble top server is from Amatuli, and the trunk kist coffee table is from Pezula. The chandelier is from Block and Chisel, and the antique pressed ceiling inlay is from The Railway House in Kalk Bay. Tone has included a potted Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus Lyrata), pulling the green of the garden into the space.
The veranda also overlooks the pool which has a stone backdrop, and was designed with the mokoro canoe in mind as the focal point (also from Amatuli). The stone wall works beautifully with the sun bleached wood of the mokoro, against the green of the Ficus hedge.