Far from the glitz and glamour of touristic Camps Bay, Hout Bay is a peaceful place to engage in an authentic environment. Wonderful food and privacy are just two of the draw cards of the villa Maison Noir in Hout Bay.
Positioned on a mountain slope in Hout Bay is this Indonesian inspired villa grounded in African tradition. Architect Paolo Deliperi incorporated elements of traditional Balinese architecture, and linked together nine A-framed huts of various sizes in an L-shaped village that’s partially enclosed by a circular retaining wall in a nod to an African kraal.
It was originally commissioned by the previous owners, a family with three teenagers, thus the house was designed as a resort with privacy in mind.
Maison Noir accommodates 10 people in 3 integrated bungalows and a master bedroom that is large enough to be a home on its own. With a guest-to-staff ratio of nearly 1:1, the guesthouse can cater for every whim with hands on service, or the ever-attentive staff can fade into the background if guests so wish.
South Africa has an incredible fusion of culture they wanted to optimism that fact of the people here, for Maison Noir to represent.