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Vineyard elegance
5 years ago

Vineyard elegance

This elegant home is part of a vineyard estate which requires all houses to be built in a Cape vernacular style.

Sophisticated farmhouse charm
5 years ago

Sophisticated farmhouse charm

French country design often incorporates ruffles, distressed woodwork and soft, patterned fabrics. Using some of these ideas, the home owner aimed at a laid-back feeling and a “farmhouse look”.

French-inspired elegance
5 years ago

French-inspired elegance

French country style is what Wendy Holmes, the owner of this quaint home, wanted to achieve. An architect, interior designer and the owner of Living Design, she developed the concept and house plan for the home.

A private retreat
5 years ago

A private retreat

The owners of this property found inspiration for their Bali African-themed home while on holiday in Zimbali in KwaZulu-Natal.

French flair
6 years ago

French flair

Behind the doors of this French-style house lies a spacious home that the owners love sharing with others.

Totally refreshed
6 years ago

Totally refreshed

With its dark interior, narrow staircase and many unnecessary little rooms, this home needed a total makeover. Wendy Holmes of Living Design was brought in to perform magic.

French country romance
6 years ago

French country romance

It was both the style and the strict architectural guidelines and specifications that every building has to abide by that drove these home owners towards Lombardy Estate

The living is easy
6 years ago

The living is easy

No mess, no fuss – that’s what these home owners wanted. And Ewald Plekker Architects came to the party. With its location being within the renowned Zimbali Estate, the owners of this splendid home wanted a fresh and relaxed atmosphere where they could live comfortably, but where guests and their children could be equally well accommodated

Sea, sun and sand
6 years ago

Sea, sun and sand

A dream for all lovers of the three “S’s” – sea, sun and sand – this beach home in Yzerfontein is just what the doctor ordered for this family. A private home, sunshine gleaming off the ocean, a relaxed environment and functional spaces – what more can a family ask for

Virtual tour: African retro
6 years ago

Virtual tour: African retro

In our first Home Of The Month, we take you on a virtual tour of a timeless, modern-rustic home that is a true African masterpiece.

Functional elegance
6 years ago

Functional elegance

Bringing wood and stone to life was the vision behind this fabulous home. “This estate has a design code, which we were governed by. The two basic architectural styles are Tuscan and Balinese. We chose to go the Balinese route as it allowed us to bring the vision of creating this modern home with natural elements to life,” explains the owner

Blurred boundaries
6 years ago

Blurred boundaries

An “outdoor-indoor” delight – this home is an environment enthusiasts’ dream. The house boasts not only sea views but also overlooks a section of the golf course. No matter where you stand in the house, you can see the outside

Family living
6 years ago

Family living

Living in a tranquil and safe environment is what these parents wanted for their children and so they created the perfect family home. “We wanted to be on an estate and let our kids enjoy the lifestyle that we experienced while growing up.”

An entertainer’s reserve
6 years ago

An entertainer’s reserve

When choosing a location, the owners of this home had decided that they wanted to be close to water in a game reserve, and ever since they saw a couple of antelope grazing on what is now their property, they were sold

A place to call home
6 years ago

A place to call home

A combination of French design and a bit of South African flavour was the decor style the owners had in mind for their estate home. “We were trying to create a peaceful, relaxed and informal home, where we could enjoy the sunsets and open spaces around us combined with the sounds of wildlife in the estate,” explain these owners

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