Loft in Cape Town, South Africa
Manhattan Place #1017
(after renovation)
(click any picture below to get enlargement)

In the heart of Cape Town's "protected" area, there lies a bit of New York City.  
The complex called Manhattan Place was designed by architects who visited 
New York.  They copied the aspects which made the New York lofts so special.
We have had the pleasure of owning one of the nicer lofts in the building.

The arrow on the picture below shows the general location of "Manhattan Place".

Sea Point & Green Point  ...              ... Cape Town  ...                          ... Table Mountain  

The building offers the following amenities:
- Secure entrance ( manned by 24hr guard ) & dial-up intercom (for quests to use)
- Secure indoor parking structure ( we have one spot that is easy to get in & out of )
- Swimming pool and well-maintained common areas
- Loft-style; three-levels which feels open and spacious
- View of the Harbor and Table Bay (even Table Mtn. through a small window!)
- Within the safe downtown area; very close to restaurants & entertainment

The loft is situated on the top (10th) floor; there are also smaller lofts on the 9th floor.  The lower floors of the building hold offices and hotel rooms (Cape Town Lodge). 

Entering downtown area

Our top-floor, 3-level loft

Lobby entrance (guarded)

9th-floor courtyard pool; our front door faces the pool and courtyard.

Our unit is a top-level penthouse, 140 sq. meters, and laid out over three levels.  It faces north for great harbor views and warm sunshine during winter.  We currently have the middle floor set up as a bedroom.  The top floor is used as an office, but it could become an additional bedroom.  The bottom (entry level) contains the kitchen, dining, and entertainment area; this area also has the capability for accommodating guests.

The following pictures will show what the loft has to offer :

Entering  the loft, you first see the large front windows.  

The loft faces north, which is the sunniest & warmest during winter; remember, 
it is in the southern hemisphere!

The view from the balcony is quite nice:

   ... Cape Malay area ...                 ... bay & harbor ...                 ... city center ...  

Sunrise in the East, 
above the wine country

Morning in the older 
Cape Malay area

An afternoon regatta

The dining area is located in front of the windows.

A wetbar separates the dining and kitchen areas.

The dining table expands
 to comfortably seat six.

The living room is next to the dining area & has leather furnishings 
(sorry for bad picture)

Newer view (partial) of couch, chair & ottoman.

The balcony will soon have a new wooden surface

The kitchen (old pic) has brand new appliances.

Cupboards & cabinets being installed (rosewood).

Lighting placed above 
& below cabinets.

Extractor fan above stove.

Glass-fronted cabinets.

Wetbar lights on wire rail.

The 1st floor bathroom...

... has a large shower ...

... and washer/dryer area.

As you go up the stairs, 
you come to a landing with a nice view of the pool.

There is a canvas cover that you can let down 
for privacy.

Another bathroom is on 
the landing level.

The upper bathroom has a bathtub with shower.

The shower doors fold 
in for tub access.

 The vanity has storage above & below the basin.

As you come up to the middle level you see another set of wall-to-wall windows; the balcony on this level has even better views than below!

The 2nd floor is hardwood & is used as a bedroom.

The set of built-in closets provide a lot of space.

Along the wall are 
shelves for open storage.

In front of the window is a futon (an extra bed).

The 3rd floor has sky-lights that face Table Mtn..

This floor is currently set up as an office ...

... but could easily be a spare bedroom (w/futon).

Overall the loft is very comfortable and is situated in a secure, well-maintained, and well-managed building.  

The building is located in an extremely exciting and entertaining area of Cape Town; the area is part of the "protected zone" and is patrolled often.  

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