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house #8 - double take

Styling Jeanne Botes Photographs Greg Cox WHEN September 2012 ISSUE Spring WHERE Kenilworth, Cape Town WHAT A property boasting the best of both worlds: the old, represented by a baronial Edwardian mansion and, across the lawn, an exciting modern pavilion in timber and glass. The two structures are perfectly complementary for owners Garth and Nina Holmes, who enlisted architect Bert Pepler to take on the new build as well as a sensitive renovation of the main house, preserving its character while bringing it up to date for the young family occupying it. Now painted a cool, deep grey, its paler interior walls are dotted with bright works of contemporary art, and it reverberates with timeless style. WHO Garth and Nina Holmes BY Bert Pepler Architects