Houses

Seaside
American Shutters introduce Gear Tilt security shutters
A stylish solution for homes that need protection without compromising on views
We chat to the architects of a street-friendly seaside home
This isn't your blank, overpowering mansion typical of the Atlantic Seaboard
Contrast abounds in this Umhlanga home
Bold, modern design sits comfortably alongside tactile texture and personal touches
An adventurous home in Bakoven
Mixing raw materials, lush foliage and clever design, this Cape Town abode packs a powerful punch
A layered retreat in Green Point
This Cape Town bungalow on a narrow plot was transformed into a spacious three-bedroom abode
Set on the slopes of Signal Hill, the house was expanded vertically and makes clever use of layered spaces that gradually retreat from the street. The views are maximised and at the same time, a sense of privacy is achieved. When Joshin Raghubar purchased this 291m² Green Point property in 2011, he was instantly smitten with i
This captivating Camps Bay home stands the test of time
We spoke to Gawie and Gwen Fagan about the iconic family home they built more than 50 years ago
Sea worthy: a sophisticated family home in Sydney
Perched on the water's edge, this home's dark interior scheme is a foil for the brilliant light outside
A compact Clifton apartment gets it just right
The refurbishment of this quaint 85m² apartment maximises its abundant natural light and vistas
A Fresnaye home in a class of its own
This glass-and-concrete house plays with your sensibilities from the outset
A family home on the Atlantic Seaboard
The luxe yet lived-in home of Craig Port and his partner, children and dog combines curated flair with family living
A mirrored chinoiserie timber screen creates interest in the living area and reflects a cylinder sidetable and bamboo-look chair from Cécile & Boyd, masses of foliage and a bespoke sofa and ottomans from Wunders. When South African fashion designer Craig Port renovated a traditional Bakoven ranch-style house in 2006, he gave architect Don Albert a clear brief: to transform the property into a glamorous bachelor pad designed for a resolutely hedonistic lifestyle. ‘The likelihood of sharing the space and becoming a family man seemed very remote,’ says Craig. ‘This house is proof that anything is possible.’ Crai
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