Rising above the driveway as if floating on air, this home ushers visitors beneath the top floor via a gated driveway and into the motorcade courtyard.
Drive past this cantilevered home at twilight, when each of the three one-meter-high chandeliers in the entrance hall is lit, and you’ll be sure to do a double-take.
As do many families these days, these home owners chose an estate because they wanted a secure environment for themselves and their children.
Situated on the Val de Vie golf and polo estate in Paarl, Valentia Manor is a 27ha estate all on its own, home to Renier Swart of Val de Vie Construction and his family.
What strikes the visitor first about this Midstream home is the lack of colour; everything is white. But that’s not to say it’s clinical or even boring.
Steel, wood and facebrick dominate this home, giving it a large cabin appearance.
Bordering on a nature reserve, with serene views of the city in the distance, the location of their home couldn’t be more perfect for this nature-loving family.
Having built this extensive property – situated in the northern suburbs of Cape Town – himself over two years, the owner ensured it was visually enticing as it was practical.
Surrounded by an immaculate garden, this home immediately draws the visitor’s attention.
Flanked by a conversation-starting collection of cycads, a large timber pivot door swings open to usher visitors into this modern farmhouse-style home.
The brief for this property was simple: design a home that would cater for the owners’ needs once they reached retirement age, while not compromising on elegance or the surrounding natural views.
The owners of this family home in Johannesburg had their hearts set on this property, built in 1972 by a well-known architect, but it needed extensive restoration.
Although this home was built in a small, secure estate, the stand is large, with impressive trees.
Luxury and opulence characterise this beautiful double-storey home, which the owner built after having lived in an apartment for many years.
Having relocated from a quaint seaside town, this family of four chose something completely different: an estate among the Cape Winelands.
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