The custodians of this architectural landmark are finding ways to keep the past alive in the present
As you approach the front door of ‘The Villa House’ in Kew, Johannesburg, its ‘exaggerated, sculptural presence’, as architectural historian Clive Chipkin described it, is most evident.
A few years after sculptor Edoardo Villa’s death in 2011, art dealer Warren Siebrits and interior designer Lunetta Bartz became the cu
Discover the story behind this design-conscious home in an exclusive video tour
The design-conscious owners of this home in Eldoraigne, Pretoria, made a smart decision before they started building – they called on interior designers Megan Hesse and Andrea Kleinloog of Joburg-based firm HK Studio. Although Grant Bullard of GWA Architects conceived this house as well as an adjacent property with a shared garden for the owners’ parents, Bullard has since relocated to Cape Town, and it became clear to the owners as they consulted with Hesse and Kleinloog on the interiors that, rather than bring in a project manager to oversee the upgrade, the studio should handle the entire project.
The resulting in