By Anél Lewis, Project Consultant Sindi Mbambo, Project Coordinator Marlize Du Rand, Photographer Nic Baleta

This home is so well designed that the owner says the family never wants to leave it to go on holiday. Not only does it enjoy the security that comes from being within a lifestyle estate, but the home has been set out to include an intimate courtyard that provides an additional layer of safety and belonging. “The inward living of a courtyard lets you escape reality when you live in your own private oasis,” says the owner.

All four children’s bedrooms lead outward to this courtyard, encouraging them to interact in a secure and comfortable shared space. “Modern courtyard living is under-rated in suburban areas,” she adds. Having a courtyard instead of a large garden also makes it easier to save water.

To see more of this beautiful home, buy the July ’22 issue of SA Home Owner – on shelf now!