A French Photographer’s Beachside South African Villa
Superb South African Villa
Jean-Marc Lederman, a French fashion photographer with a background in architecture, purchased this fabulous villa near the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Lederman renovated the modest two-story hillside brick box into an impressive modernist home. He had always dreamed of living in a house that would have resembled the style of Frank Lloyd Wright. Before beginning renovations, Lederman wanted to get a feel for the space, so he lived in the house for a year, studying how the light moved during the day and depending on the season. He did such an amazing job!
A few years after moving into the home, a fire on the top floor significantly damaged the roof and the ceiling.
The stairs are Bali teak and the railing is beached sea trunks.
I LOVE the colors in this room!
The owner built a 42 foot swimming pool facing the ocean and Cape Town’s Table Mountain.
Jean-Marc & his daughter.
Thank you to Montse Garriga and Ad Magazine for the use of your photos and to Jean–Marc Lederman himself!