Houses

Country
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
Carefree days in a Modern Irene Barn
A Scandi-style barn combines effortlessly with the rustic outdoors
‘We’ve always dreamed of living in a minimalist, contemporary home,’ say Irene-based engineers Philippus and Reani Fouché. After moving out of their ‘very traditional’ house in Waterkloof the couple grabbed the chance to realise their ambition: a sleek, ascetic barn that turns country living on its head. In keeping wi
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
Renovating rural
An abandoned farmhouse is restored in traditional Cape Overberg style
Undertaken a home renovation that’s as striking as this one from our 2015 Before & After campaign? We want to see it. Enter our 2016 Readers’ #HLRenoInnovation Awards by sending before and after pictures of your home or room makeover and you could win coverage in our special 2017 Before & After collector’s issue and other exciting prizes. When Natalie Husk, a property agent in Stanford, and her husband Kevin bought the three hectares of forested land between two large farms in 2004, there wasn’t a habitable structure on it – just sandy-floored derelict buildings without doors or windows that were occup
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