A large tumbledown Constantia home gets transformed into an entertainer’s dream
Business owners Mike and Debbie Frost adore natural light and large, open spaces, which is what drew them to their Constantia house five years ago. ‘We don’t like the idea of our neighbours living on top of us, so we were after a roomy home with a big garden located in a country setting,’ explains Debbie. ‘It was importa
This chic tiered bachelor pad was once a dated mishmash of neon and mosaics
This bright, airy home in Higgovale, Cape Town, wasn’t always so Sinatra-chic. When Duncan Artus, a director at an asset management firm, bought the house two years ago, it was a time capsule from the 1980s – bathed in bold colours and mesmerising mosaics, with ad hoc renovations that didn’t gel together.
But its location suited him perfectly. An avid trail runner, he has easy access to those crisscrossing Table Mountain paths and loves that he can leap into the pool for a quick cool-off on his return. Just five minutes away is Kloof Street with its vibey bars and restaurants.
Owner Duncan Artus relaxes in the lounge