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
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 straight away,