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Inside Karen Roos’ 18th-century farmhouse
Simplicity, authenticity and practical magic define this Cape Dutch home at Babylonstoren
this kwazulu-natal home is an everyday escape
A house on the North Coast that references both its urban setting and the owners’ love of the bush
country living
A large tumbledown Constantia home gets transformed into an entertainer’s dream
The botanical farmhouse
With its abundance of blooms and fynbos, this property just outside Stellenbosch is a haven for the botanically inclined
Escape To Eden
A creative couple swapped a New York apartment for a rambling Constantia property
The horse-riding trails and vineyards of Cape Town’s Constantia couldn’t be further from New York’s hip and edgy Brooklyn, especially for fashion designer Lindy Cohen and her music-producer husband Marc Algranti. Yet, that’s precisely the move they have made. ‘New York was incredible, but it was less great when we had
Carefree days in a Modern Irene Barn
A Scandi-style barn combines effortlessly with the rustic outdoors
Living in A modern barn
Turning a 16th-century barn into a home was a colossal but rewarding project
The Dutch Manor on the Hill
An old cape manor house restored to pay homage to its history
7 Amazing Off-The-Grid Homes
Proof that unplugged, sustainable living can be beautiful too
A Grand Old Dame
An expansive balcony, on which to while away hot highveld afternoons, welcomes you into this historical Joburg farmhouse
Along a leafy street in Emmarentia, Joburg, surrounded by typical suburban houses, there’s a gabled, green-roofed house with an extraordinarily long stoep. Perhaps it’s the size of the trees that alerts you that there’s something unusual about it. The circular driveway runs past huge camellias and cycads, notorious for being slow growers. Five palms in the centre of the drive tower over the house. Their scale seems to suggest that things here are a little more established than in the neighbourhood. The house peeping through the greenery is arguably the oldest in Johannesburg, dating back to 1886. The garden was plant
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