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Beautiful sanctuaries and extraordinary experiences

Art House Collection is a luxury villa rental and concierge platform, bringing a curated portfolio of one-of-a-kind homes – many belonging to collectors, architects, magazine editors and fashion insiders – and art experiences to discerning culture travelers.

We believe that art, like travel, can change how we see the world – it challenges ideas and pushes boundaries – and by bringing them together we create the opportunity to experience the exceptional.

Meet Our Founder

Elana Brundyn’s career in the cultural industry spans more than 20 years. She has been instrumental in launching two of Africa’s most prominent museums, Zeitz MOCAA and Norval Foundation. Elana has contributed to the cultural ecosystem in Africa as a museum director, entrepreneur, consultant and advisor to corporate collections and clients, family and school collections while fundraising for art auctions and working as a commercial gallerist. Elana has a strong focus on philanthropic projects and events. Currently a Trustee: In Residence Foundation, Aspire Art Auctions, Lalela Projects and Stellenbosch Outdoor Sculpture Trust. Previously, Harvard Centre for African Studies Advisory Board, Trustee of the Gerard Sekoto Foundation, Norval Foundation and Zeitz MOCAA.

Meet Our CEO

Piet Smedy made the move to hospitality from publishing, where he served as editor in chief of Condé Nast House & Garden, actively working within the South African design scene to foster new talent, grow the industry’s footprint. He’s also served as features editor at GQ and content strategist at architectural firm SAOTA, as well as contributed to Condé Nast Traveller, Architectural Digest and Tatler.

Why Stay With AHC

Travel, Curated
Chosen for their design-forward architecture and art-filled interiors, the Art House Collection portfolio of homes provides travellers with a unique luxury alternative to traditional villa rentals and hotel stays.

Discover the Extraordinary
Every season, Art House Collection collaborates with artisans across the local design industry on limited bespoke experiences that are available exclusively to our guests. Our unrivaled access to the creative industry’s insiders and changemakers will take your stay beyond the ordinary.

Travel Like a Local
Cape Town is a dynamic and fast-changing city, which is why our guests benefit from the Art House Collection team’s up-to-the-minute knowledge of the private villa market and the art and dining scene, giving our guests unique access to authentic luxury travel experiences.

The Art House Collection Promise
Privacy and security are our guarantees – and our team is on hand to ensure a seamless experience from touchdown to takeoff, every time.

Rent Your Home

It’s a fact that a property able to generate revenue is actively increasing its own value – and we know how to maximize that. Art House Collection is always looking for incredible new spaces to join our exclusive portfolio – homes filled with natural light, sweeping views and that aren’t afraid to make bold design moves.If you would like to rent your home through Art House Collection, complete the application below and our team will connect with you.

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