New Exclusive Penthouse in Idyllic Bakoven – Penthouse on Barley

We proudly present this new exclusive property from the In Residence by Pieter Brundyn portfolio. Our team is continuously searching for villas of the highest quality and impeccable style to deliver an exquisite portfolio of private luxury villas for you to choose from.

We hand-pick each villa we add to our portfolio – here, we share the inside scoop on how Penthouse on Barley became one of the most sought-after villas on the beach strip, loved and favored by locals and tourists. The sunset spot where we all spend our summer evenings.

We had the pleasure of speaking to interior designer Nadia Tollman of Earthbound Interiors, who only had one rule while designing this home: there are no rules.


Perhaps the home’s biggest drawcard is how it caters to the best of all seasons. Inside, it ramps up the cold-beating comfort factor with piles of soft textures. When stepping outside onto the spacious balcony lounge – complete with a private heated pool and oversized seating that invites lazy sunset relaxation – the effect is, without fail, breathtaking. ‘What really appealed to us was the incredible vantage point,’ says Nadia, ‘The penthouse is surrounded by dramatic scenery, with the Twelve Apostle mountain range to one side and Lion’s Head on the other and, spread out in between as far as the eye can see: full 180 degree views of the ocean.’ From up here, guests get a full view of a quiet, need-to-know alcove of white sand, conveniently shielded by boulders, so close by it feels like having a private beach minutes away.

The style of the decor pays homage to Cape Town and Africa as a whole, drawing on a local culture with details such as ethnic-inspired furniture pieces, fabrics and artwork. What you’ll find in this home is a stylish melting pot of influences, with Nadia seamlessly weaving together personal memories and local histories with a modern, international aesthetic.

The home provides different vignettes for living, with each new setting primed for making memories. From the sunset-flooded deck and the heated pool to the quiet reading nook, all with its majestic views.

Available through In Residence by Pieter Brundyn, Penthouse on Barley is a love letter to the beauty of Cape Town’s wild landscape, an all-season escape, and – more than anything – it’s the perfect backdrop for making lifelong memories.