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Leeu Estates

Leeu Estates is the latest luxury hotel to open in Franschoek, the gourmet capital of South Africa’s Cape Winelands.  It is part of the Leeu Collection owned by Analjit Singh, an international investor of Indian origin.  An interesting point: – The Afrikaans word Leeu means Lion and  is the Sanskrit derivation of “Singh” .

When you enter the Leeu Estates Hotel Manor House  the feeling is that of a luxurious comfortable home.  There are four bedrooms and two suites, each room individually designed.  The unique design vision incorporates  curved walls,  solid wood Walnut floor boards and  luxuriously proportioned rooms.  In keeping with this, each bespoke window and door is unique,  designed to maximize the exquisite views of vineyards and rolling lawns with a backdrop of the Franschoek Mountains.

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Traditional and modern elements  have been cleverly juxtaposed,  using a variety of window and door materials  ranging from Aluminium through Steel and even Wood.  The high ceilings of the dining rooms and reading room are complemented by Massive Charcoal Aluminium Doors.  These custom designed doors are hinged to open outward onto the beautiful shaded patio looking out over the gardens and vineyards.  Larry has configured the door leaves and side lights to maximize both light and ventilation.

Leeu Estates Franschoek - Hospitality

The collaboration between Metal Windows  and  JJ Dempers Group  (the builder)  goes back three generations.  Andre Dempers’ grandfather and father, both having worked with Larry Forman’s grandfather and father.  Metal Windows began working  for JJ Dempers on this job in 2014 it has been a long process with an incredible end result.

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Interior Designer: Beverley Boswell

Landscape Design: Franchesca Watson