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Deep in the heart of Observatory, Johannesburg, there lies a hidden gem

Beneath the rather unassuming 1950s exterior you'll discover a house of Hollywood glitz and glamour....  to have Breakfast at Tiffany's or An Affair to Remember.

This is a place where you can write your own  script and play the lead in your own movie. 

The White House is filled with so many wonderful surprises....

Our ballroom size open plan lounge and study area is condusive to both work and relaxation,  with comfy easy chairs and couches and an original art deco desk!

You can put your feet up with a cup of tea and a good book in front of the roaring Morso fireplace or catch up on your emails and zoom calls.

USB ports are conveniently located at various points.

Large northfacing windows filter golden sunlight throughout the day....the rays bounce off the gleaming Rhodesian teak parquet (such a rare find today), expertly laid in a herringbone pattern: the perfect dance floor for a wedding party or  masked ball.

At night, chandeliers add more than a touch of grandeur.

The wrought iron staircase is made for a Chanel or Dior fashion show.... picture slender models in 1950s fashions and a radiant bride descending in a Grace Kelly wedding gown.

Fancy a Dirty Martini, Tartini or Tom Collins?

Our Art Deco cocktail lounge is waiting... like Sean Connery, you may request "shaken" not "stirred" . With the touch of a remote, the  Samsung Smart TV instantly turns the lounge into a Sports Bar..


The large covered patio is an extension of the indoor fun: AL Fresco dining or summer pool party drinks , anyone?

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About the Hostess

Gina is an unconventional woman with impeccable taste,  a hopeless romantic and a slave to vintage nostalgia. Fabulous parties with great food and unforgettable ambiance are her passion. Remember....the devil is in the detail!


Here are some of her hostess tips:


Thirteen at a table is unlucky only when the hostess has twelve chops.


In popular houses where visitors like to go again and again,  there is always a happy combination of some attention on the part of the hostess and the perfect freedom of the guests to occupy their time as they choose.


Be pretty if you can. Be witty if you must.

But be gracious if it kills you.


True hospitality is when people leave feeling better about themselves and not better about you.

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