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Houses

Seaside
life on the bright side
This Atlantic Seaboard apartment is a trove of design treasures and a celebration of colourful creativity
Dreaming on the West Coast
The understated elegance of this lagoon holiday house makes for a glorious getaway
A Sea-Facing Sanctuary in Scarborough
This Nordic-style house is magically situated on idyllic terrain
a lesson in laid-back chic
Inside the Durban home of Top Chef and Entrepreneur, Neil Roake
at the meeting place of land and sea
This private villa in the seaside town of De Kelders is at one with its natural surrounds
The village of De Kelders, named after the caves found on the remote cliffs of Walker Bay, is situated some 150km outside of Cape Town. As is De Kelders Private Villa, a luxury holiday retreat and home to interior designer Niël Stemmet. Built more than 12 years ago, the villa’s original features were beyond their time – suc
All the colours of the rainbow
A bright holiday retreat in Scarborough blends harmoniously with its idyllic surrounds
the whitewashed house by the sea
A design overhaul has revealed a Simon’s Town home's true potential
Barefoot Living in the Caribbean
This seaside retreat in St Barts is the epitome of halcyon summer days
West Coast Seaside Sanctuary
This Churchhaven family home embodies an idyllic vision of life by the sea
Suspended Serenity
The Kalk Bay mountain side is an ideal location for a clean-lined bachelor pad with an unrivalled sea view
Mike Townsend is a restaurateur who describes himself as a serial builder: 'I love to design and build houses and restaurants,' he says. His restaurants are all over Cape Town but his houses have tended to be on the False Bay side, like the one he built last year. It overlooks the restaurant that launched him, Kalk Bay’s high-flying Harbour House, a wave-splashed landmark perched on the rocks between fishing boats and sea. Not surprisingly, it’s the view of this attractive harbour, with the wide blue ocean behind and the encircling mountains, that first attracted Mike to the steeply sloping location of his current h
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