Renovations

Houses
How to renovate without renovating
Durban-based interior designer Ruth Duke shares her top 10 tips for giving your home a new lease on life without making structural changes
A 160-year-old home gets a luxurious update
This renovation is packed with personal appeal and French-Asian influences
find inspiration for a black-and-white renovation
This picture guide will convince you that you don't need a lot of colour to make a big statement
Home Truths: Pieter-Ernst Mare
The homeowner talks Sandton City living, contemporary South African art and treasured design items
A sunny bungalow in Berea
Sara Colley took a traditional bungalow in Durban's Berea and transformed it into a quirky modern home
Sara Colley discovered this bungalow in 2006, tucked down a little panhandle off Musgrave Road on Durban’s Berea: ‘It just had a certain feel. I knew it was right,’ she says. She’d wanted a compact and manageable house, and for her, working in a fast-paced creative industry and having previously re-invented spac
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. Lovers of old houses full of character but in need of restoration, Hofni and Albert were on the lookout for a big property with an expansive garden within walking distance of town in mid-2013, when the opportunity to buy the manor arose. ‘I saw the estate for the first time in 2012 while working wit
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