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Luxury
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
Colour Therapy
A knockout art collection adds vibrancy
Located in a tranquil corner of Cape Town’s Hout Bay valley, backed up against rugged mountainside and swathes of forest, it’s to be expected that this multi-level contemporary home with its naked glass walls, carefully oriented for privacy, would offer some outstanding views. It might be set on a secluded residential estat
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
Reach through the Tree Tops
A daring steel-and-glass tower makes this family home in Northcliff Ridge
Although Frans Venter always intended to build his house himself, he and his wife, Ronel, commissioned architect Karin Harcus-Harrison to design their new home when they managed to snag a rare, open piece of land on Northcliff Ridge. They already liked Karin’s approach, which focuses on space-making rather than any particular style, so they set out their requirements and gave her free rein to see what she would come up with. Frans jokes that he didn't actually know what their new home would look like until he’d finished building it. 'It was a total surprise to me,' he says. 'Once it was complete, I stepped back, loo
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