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Video tour of Edoardo Villa’s Mid-Century house
Discover what it's like to live in an architectural landmark
A Swiss villa restored to its former glory
Built against a rock face on a forested piece of land in Switzerland, this villa's closeness to nature makes it a success
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
Business owners Mike and Debbie Frost adore natural light and large, open spaces, which is what drew them to their Constantia house five years ago. ‘We don’t like the idea of our neighbours living on top of us, so we were after a roomy home with a big garden located in a country setting,’ explains Debbie. ‘It was importa
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
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
The long dusty wagon trail from Cape Town to Swellendam and the north once went right past the stoep of what is now Penhill Manor. Travellers on ox wagons used to stop here to get their supplies and refreshments beneath the tallest, skinniest and possibly now oldest palm trees for miles around. Nestled beneath the Langeberg mountains, this little cluster of beautiful old farm buildings now known as Penhill Manor was once the furthest post of the Dutch East India Company. Situated in breathtaking scenery at the foot of the Langeberg mountains in Toontjiesrivier – the origin of the area’s quaint name is obscure – Penhi
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