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By House & Garden | July 11, 2019 | Architecture

We know perfection when we see it and that is what NINEONS one of the new developments from BLOK is. Located in Greenpoint, Cape Town, it's the perfect place for urban living. The distant glowing lights of the bustling street side cafés, bars and restaurants beckon to you, as you look out from your place in the city, your urban home.

The penthouse at NINEONS which was a partnership with by Blok with Holly Hamlyn, of HH Designs, and luxury accommodation rental service, nox rentals, takes penthouse living up a notch.  

This three-bedroomed home features the best urban apartment living has to offer. It has been dressed by Hamlyn in new pieces from Blok’s Konnect partners such as Dark Horse, Weylandts and features artworks by Hamlyn. 

Its open-plan living and dining areas are ideal for entertaining while the kitchen is fitted with state-of-the-art Smeg appliances that will make anyone look and feel like a master chef. The spacious private roof deck has a jacuzzi, built-in bar, braai area and offers endless views of the Green Point skyline. 

“The space is a luxurious haven, a slice away from the busy city below and I wanted to create something special, a real home with all the comforts, sophistication and unique touches. NINEONS’ sophisticated monochrome fixtures and fittings perfectly house the jewel like tones and soft textures of the interiors. Each bedroom was carefully considered with every art piece unique to the space. The entrance, dining, and living area flow together. Composed with hints of brass, matt black and touches of soft velvets in hues of greens. I wanted to create something special, a real home with all the comforts, sophistication and unique touches” says Hamlyn. 

“NINEONS comes together as a brave architectural contribution to our urban landscape that embodies everything that is Blok. A building of its specific time and place in our story, that we are so excited to share with the Atlantic Seaboard,” says Blok MD Jacques van Embden. 

Blok’s environmental consciousness is evident in NINEONS’ green construction methods and materials, such as stormwater collection tanks, green water heating and low energy light fixtures and appliances.

It costs R13 500 maximum daily rate during peak season and R5000 daily rate during low season to stay in this exceptional penthouse. Apartments on offer at NINEONS start from R2,5 million. Visit for full details. 

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