By Guinevere Davies, Project Consultant Monique Rankine, Photographer Nic Baleta

Flanked by a conversation-starting collection of cycads, a large timber pivot door swings open to usher visitors into this modern farmhouse-style home, tucked away in a housing development and nature reserve just south of Joburg.

Stepping through, guests are warmly greeted by the sight of a glossy baby grand piano and an extensive, light-filled open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen.

The owners decided on this housing development for the security it provides, with the bonus of being able to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding game and nature reserve they now call home.

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