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
Living in A modern barn
Turning a 16th-century barn into a home was a colossal but rewarding project
It all started when Ben’s parents bought a piece of land to extend their garden. As it happened, Feeringbury Farm Barn, a timber-framed 16th-century barn, was part of the sale and so they gave it to Ben and Freddie as a gift. ‘Despite initial misgivings on my part, the prospect of living in the country seemed like a sensi
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
These four homes were once country barns
Contemporary barn conversions offer lofty living spaces
The hollowed-out shell of a barn offers high ceilings, a lofty sense of airiness and, most importantly, enough space to create an easy-flow, open-plan area that invites laid-back living. It's the reason a number of resourceful homeowners have converted old barns into beautiful modern homes. From a 200-year-old countryside build in Rhode Island to a light and airy transformation in Yorkshire, these barn conversions show just how cool living modern farm-style can be. New York barn, USA Just along the Hudson Valley in New York there lies a tiny hamlet called Tivoli. It's got that real small-town ambience that celebra