Maison Noir
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About Maison Noir

The ability to dream, the instinct to imagine, the desire for discovery, these are the distinctively human traits that inspire us.

A love of life and a life of curiosity are what guide us. Deeply personal, this mind-set marks the journey to creating Maison Noir.

Arriving in Cape Town for the first time, one is instantly transported — the light and air, the faces and feeling — it is a place rooted in centuries of being ‘right here and now’. Cape Town has always held a comfort for travellers and collectors of experiences.

These are the qualities inherent in the experience of Maison Noir.

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Designed through a collaboration with architect Paolo Deliperi, the Maison is rooted in the concept of the ‘kraal’ — a series of small buildings — inspired this modern interpretation, with its interconnected by glass passages, and outside — inside living. Integrated into the surrounding natural landscape this small private ‘village’ is rich with natural light, koi ponds, pools, and open air spaces.

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Both interior and exterior design details draw on the African, French, Indonesian, and global traditions that have defined Cape Town for centuries.

Signifying the four elements, sky, water, fire and earth — what results is a destination at once feeling private and secluded as if one is at the ends of the earth while only being moments away from Hout Bay, the legendary city of Cape Town and the renowned Cape Wine region.

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