The perfect sunny escape in a luxury Spanish villa
Located in the picturesque village of Sóller, it's got all the makings of an ideal summer-holiday house
A boxy and bright house in Essex
The structured and linear exterior of this airy Essex home belies the playful and colourful interior within
Quiet time
This cool, contemporary Joburg home is all about serene, pared-down luxury
A great escape in Plettenberg Bay
A pure-white off-the-grid holiday home in the pristine natural mountainside
Discussion piece
Contemporary SA art is designed to provoke debate in this Hout Bay pad
Maik Kobald prefers art that makes a statement. The home he co-designed and finished building a year ago at the top of Hout Bay’s Mount Rhodes Drive speaks out too, with its distinctive central lobby/gallery space painted tomato red inside and out. In fact, he chuckles, this bold dab of colour is visible from as far across the
Colour Therapy
A knockout art collection adds vibrancy
Dark Materials
A modern home dramatically layers concrete with timber and other tactile detailing
Settle into Amazing Grace
Grand in scale and classic in concept, this Constantia villa makes for an opulent but restful family home
Take the Trends Home
This contemporary modernist home speaks to why trends matter
Room to breathe
An abode that evokes calm through thoughtful design and lean living
As homeowners go, you get the collectors (or ‘sentimentalists’) and the minimalists – those whose method of home making registers on the lighter end of the scale. It’s with the latter, filtered approach that owners of advertising agency Promise and partners James Moffatt and Marc Watson find their beat. Their house in Parktown North, and the style it dictates, serves first and foremost to celebrate its good bones. Given the right attitude (one of restraint) it’s a space underpinned by a sense of calm. ‘We viewed the property and then left it for four months thinking we couldn’t have found our home