You Can Book This Award-Winning Villa in South Africa on Airbnb

By now, you don’t need House Stark to remind you — winter is coming. Most definitely. And the best way of dealing with that, obviously, is by daydreaming about escaping to warm and exotic locales. How does Cape Town sound today?

Inspired by Mies van der Rohes Farnsworth House and Phillip Johnsons Glass House — two iconic examples of modern architecture — the Invermark House in Cape Town, South Africa was designed back in 1969 by Gilbert Colyn as his personal residence. Over the years, the home fell into despair as a result of neglect until architect Stefan Antoni at SAOTA — a South African based architecture firm — restored the property back to its original glory, albeit with some minor tweaks to transition it into this century. Just recently, it was awarded a prestigious Commendation from the Cape Institute for Architecture (CIfA), in recognition of noteworthy contributions to architecture.

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Inside the house, screens and structures were removed to facilitate a more open-concept environment, improving the flow from space to space — something weve grown accustomed to in contemporary design.

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The large glazed walls of the house bring in ample light while supplying views of Table Mountain and the city.

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Outside is a lush garden, thanks to a relocated pool, providing privacy from street view.

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You can book this mid-century modern masterpiece on Airbnb for $456 per night.