Experience Iron Man House AKA Pengilly House in Cape Town

Iron Man House is located on Clifton’s Nettleton Ridge, one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Cape Town, if not the globe. Delivering the ultimate luxury experience, ideal for opulent occasions, private family reunions, or as a tranquil haven. This luxury Clifton Villa sleeps 12 people in six bedrooms. Iron Man House is perched high above the town, providing magnificent unimpeded views of Clifton’s beaches, the 12 Apostles mountain range, and the vast Atlantic Ocean below. Sea views and sunset skies become nearly an extension of the property.

Marvelous Modernity

Iron Man House is a masterpiece of architecture designed by Peerutin architects and inspired by the works of former American architect John Launtner found throughout the west coast of America. Launtner designed expansive, lateral concrete properties, many of which were perched on clifftops with breathtaking views. These homes frequently served as the backdrop for films, including Bond films and Iron Man’s home. Due to the size of the existing rock formations and to maximize the 270 degree views, this Peerutin project needed to be divided into two wings. Additionally, Iron Man House is divided into four levels, and the interior and outdoor areas are seamlessly integrated, creating an impression of bringing the outside in.

Highlights and Details

Ironn Man House is divided into a central living area, a spa, a theatre, a left wing, a pavilion for entertainment, and two pods. The various sections are connected via two elevators and a glass-floored passage. On the lower levels, there is a large garage, an indoor pool, and an office; on the upper levels, there are two disc-shaped entertainment spaces with raked glass windows. At the pinnacle of contemporary design, with minimal décor and accessories, each item in this home has been masterfully crafted or sourced from around the world. The owners added the finishing touches, furnishing and finishing the home with five materials they adore: smokey glass, copper, Brazilian rosewood, white terrazzo, and flamed Kalahari sandstone.

Main Living Area

A large open plan spacious living area with uninterrupted ocean views including that of Clifton’s third and fourth beaches.

The dining area offers a long table with seating for 10 guests.
Spacious lounge with long couch and a surround sound entertainment system.
Kitchen counter with seating and serving area (sociable area).
Glassed wine cooling room.
There is a large second kitchen with plenty of prep room and a walk-in refrigerator.

Entertainment Theatre

The ultimate in professional home viewing, separated from the spa by stack-away seamless glass doors.

Large comfortable seating on couches
Entire home audio system with 80 inch television
Bowers & Wilkins speakers
Private bar with counter and bar seating
Small outside area overlooking the ocean
Entire area is sound-proofed
Private guest toilet

The Spa

Experience the art of relaxing while not having to leave your home.

The spa area offers:

Indoor heated salt-chlorinated swimming pool
Granite steam room and shower
Outside jacuzzi with a view over the ocean
Changing room with toilet

Upper Area

Master Bedroom

The master bedroom is the epitome of a presidential suite in a 5-star hotel with a large walk-in dressing room, and a bathroom with ocean views.

King-sized bed with automated TV from casing under bed with DSTV and Netflix
Fireplace and air-conditioning
En-suite: vanity, bath, shower and separate toilet
Private deck with loungers
Ocean and mountain views

Reading Room

This room also has incredible views and can be used as an office/private reading room and is equipped with a large desk, bookcase and couch with a TV.

Bedroom Two

King-sized bed
En-suite: shower, bath and toilet
Ocean views
TV with DSTV and Netflix

The Left Wing

Living Area

Open plan fully fitted kitchen with hob counter and bar stools and a small deck outside.
The comfortable lounge is fitted with TV and sound system, and also has a small reading area, with ocean views

Two Bedrooms

Each of the air-conditioned bedrooms in this wing has ocean and mountain views with:

King-size bed
Open wet room/bathroom
TV with DSTV and Netflix

Entertainment Pavilion

This pavilion is perfect for private parties and entertaining from one to fifty guests with ease. It has private access via an elevator from the guest reception/lobby area.

This is the main social area, used for entertaining guests at the pool. Seating on designer chairs at the bar or on comfy pool loungers on the lawn or on the enormous couch undercover. There is plenty of space for food preparation, a gas barbeque and bar counter with refrigerators. The rim flow swimming pool is heated and has its own changing rooms.

The Pods

On level 3, above the Entertainment Pavilion, are two private bedrooms that open out onto a shared private deck or back out onto a secluded deck for chilling and relaxing.

King-size beds
Open plan wet rooms/bathrooms
Ocean and mountain views


Fully stocked bar with requirements pre-arrival
Fast speed uncapped wireless internet
Apple TV throughout
World class sound system allowing DJ’s to easily connect
Private and secure parking for 8 cars
24 hour monitored security
Two elevators allow for restricted accessibility
Private staff entrance with service lift
Private gym


On site property manager available 24 hours
Day/night butler
Driver with run-around vehicle
Daily housekeeping and laundry service
Complimentary airport transfers
Private concierge

This villa is available on request only.

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Rental Information

  • Check In2:00 PM
  • Check Out10:00 AM
  • Max Guests12
  • Min Stay3+ Nights

Property Features

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Barbeque
  • Butler
  • Cinema
  • Garage Parking
  • Gym
  • In House Chef Available
  • Jacuzzi
  • Parking on Premises
  • Pizza Oven
  • Private Elevator
  • Private Heated Pool
  • Private Indoor Pool
  • Spa
  • Staff Quarters
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Wine Cellar