Windermere House - Contemporary Art Gallery

Welcome to Windermere House, a stunning example of 1940s Art Deco architecture nestled near the ocean in a historic coastal area. Originally designed to capture the essence of its surroundings, this timeless residence offers breathtaking views of the wide-open bay and majestic mountains beyond.

Windermere House holds a special place in local history, having been meticulously restored and preserved over the years. Rochelle Bomberg, inspired by the vistas and wide-open bay views, chose Windermere House as a canvas for her large, surreal, semi-abstract expressionist paintings. Today, it serves as her museum, studio, and home, showcasing her artistic vision and creativity.
From Windermere House, visitors can explore Casa Labia, a mansion built by Count Natale Labia in the 1920s, located in Muizenberg, Cape Town, celebrated for its unique blend of Venetian and African architecture. It is a place to see the arts, listen to a recital, or enjoy a meal overlooking False Bay.
Close by is the Norval Foundation, a contemporary art museum and sculpture garden located in Steenberg, Cape Town. The Norval Foundation features a wide range of South African contemporary art, with a particular emphasis on showcasing the cultural heritage and diversity of the region through its exhibitions and educational programs.
Cape Town Art Gallery
Cape Town Art Gallery

From Windermere House, visitors can explore Casa Labia, a mansion built by Count Natale Labia in the 1920s, located in Muizenberg, Cape Town, celebrated for its unique blend of Venetian and African architecture. It is a place to see the arts, listen to a recital, or enjoy a meal overlooking False Bay.

Visitors can also explore Kalk Bay, a charming fishing village that has transformed into a vibrant tourist destination. Known for its quaint shops, art galleries, and trendy boutiques, Kalk Bay offers a delightful mix of cultural experiences against the backdrop of its fishing heritage and scenic coastal views.

Half an hour from here is the famous Cape Point, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet amidst dramatic cliffs and breathtaking vistas, offering opportunities for hiking, wildlife viewing, and exploring historic lighthouses.

 

Book An Appointment

Windermere House Art Gallery is open to the public by appointment. Please contact us to schedule your visit.