Renovations

Houses
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
country living
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
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
level best
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
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