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Renovations

Houses
country living
A large tumbledown Constantia home gets transformed into an entertainer’s dream
Cottage industry
The renovation of this Sea Point cottage proves it’s possible to scale down while still living large
invisible mending
This century-old house in Parktown North has been rescued, restored and stitched together with a new steel skeleton
Family ties
A nondescript Green Point house gets dramatically updated into an open-plan family home with unrivalled views
Grande dame
Hidden behind thick shrubbery on a very busy Cape Town street sits a historic manor that was recently given a fabulous facelift
Concealed as it is between two churches on Cape Town’s energetic Kloof Street, you’re unlikely to notice Heatherfield Manor unless you’re looking for it. Previously a rectory for priests of the neighbouring churches, the historical estate is now owned by real estate agent Hofni Schoeman and his partner, Albert Coetzee. Lov
level best
This chic tiered bachelor pad was once a dated mishmash of neon and mosaics
A fresh start in Parkhurst
Newlyweds give a third-generation Parkhurst home a serious facelift
From facebrick to French flair
A 1970s bungalow in Somerset West becomes an open-hearted family home
An Inspired Home Office Renovation
Inspiration and product ideas for creating your own home study
Spirited couple Nick and Nicola Argyros transformed a dated house in Blairgowrie, Johannesburg into an elegant modern space that reflects their personalities and heritage. Of the renovation, Nicola says,‘We wanted to create a look that’s both interesting and modern but won’t date. So we decided to fuse timeless items with personal treasures collected on our travels.’ One of favourite revamped rooms is their new spacious home office (converted from a third bedroom), which serves as a serene room in which to catch up on emails and browse the Web. ‘We removed the one wall to create a more open-plan feel, wh
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