A unique property situated in Nettleton Road, Clifton, one of the most upscale streets in South Africa, has captured Capetonians’ imagination and earned an interesting nickname. The architectural masterpiece, a luxury home dubbed the ‘Iron Man Villa’ because of its futuristic features and the resemblance it bears to the home of a certain Marvel superhero, was designed by local firm Peerutin.

The four-storey residence was inspired by the works of prominent American architects, according to Peerutin. The iconic building sets itself apart from the surrounding properties while blending into the natural surrounds. It also offers a phenomenal scenic view that covers the 12 Apostles mountain range and Clifton’s beaches.

Iron Man Villa: A masterpiece in one of the Cape's most lavish streets

The property is 60-metres wide and the house is divided both horizontally and vertically.

“The lower two levels containing ancillary and support spaces form the base for the upper two floors which house the main living, entertaining and sleeping spaces,” said Peerutin.

“The ‘base’, clad in sandstone, is articulated as an architectural expression of ‘mountain’ while the sinuous, curvilinear forms of the upper levels are designed to ‘float’ weightlessly above and mimic the undulating contours of the region,” added the architects.

Iron Man Villa: A masterpiece in one of the Cape's most lavish streets

Peerutin claims the Iron Man Villa is one of the largest homes on the Atlantic Seaboard. It can accommodate 12 people in six bedrooms.

The luxury of the building’s design extends to the amenities — it boasts a home theatre, a reading room, a spa and a private bar. The home represents the epitome of modern luxury for many and it has proved to be the ideal setting for glamourous music videos and photoshoots.


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The main living area is open plan and boasts a spacious lounge, a dining room area that can accommodate 10 people, two kitchens and a walk-in fridge, as well as a glassed wine cooling room.

The entertainment pavilion is an area dedicated to hosting guests around the pool. It is the property’s main social area, according to Villas in Cape Town. Revellers have the option of perching themselves on the designer chairs at the bar or reclining on the pool loungers on the lawn.

Nettleton Road is home to at least four homes valued at close to R100-million, according to data from the South African Registrar of Deeds via Propety24. The most expensive listing sold for R120-million in 2017.


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