rural revival: jacques erasmus’ klein karoo sanctuary
A 160-year-old farmhouse in the Klein Karoo has been nostalgically reimagined with a country kitchen at its heart
walking in memphis: a tour of a mountainside farmhouse
A collector’s curation of architecture, art and design is synchronised in a mountainside farmhouse in South Africa’s Overberg region
the ties that bind: a video tour of a bishopscourt farmhouse
Watch: An architect, interior designer and landscaper created a warm yet sophisticated family farmhouse in Bishopscourt
watch: a video tour of chef jacques erasmus’ Karoo home
A 160-year-old farmhouse in the Klein Karoo has been nostalgically reimagined with a country kitchen at its heart
7 Amazing Off-The-Grid Homes
Proof that unplugged, sustainable living can be beautiful too
Living off the grid has become an increasingly appealing option for those eager to ease their impact on the environment and avoid consumerist thinking. Still, many still associate this lifestyle with the idea of an old run-down cabin in the woods. Truth is though, even off-the-grid homes can be beautiful and contemporary, or at
Video tour of Edoardo Villa’s Mid-Century house
Discover what it's like to live in an architectural landmark
Living in A modern barn
Turning a 16th-century barn into a home was a colossal but rewarding project
Escape To Eden
A creative couple swapped a New York apartment for a rambling Constantia property
A Swiss villa restored to its former glory
Built against a rock face on a forested piece of land in Switzerland, this villa's closeness to nature makes it a success
Inside Karen Roos’ 18th-century farmhouse
Simplicity, authenticity and practical magic define this Cape Dutch home at Babylonstoren
Located near Paarl in the Western Cape, Babylonstoren’s cool interiors are a successful blend of original fittings and contemporary furnishings. The sitting room features cream sofas by Philippe Starck, luxurious leather armchairs by Citterio, an Artemide floor lamp and ornate built-in teak wall cabinets that have been perfectly preserved. The hum of countless bees can be heard in the late-afternoon air at Babylonstoren’s garden of Eden. Here, owners Karen Roos and Koos Bekker cultivate more than 300 varieties of edible or medicinal plants in the extraordinary gardens inspired by the farms that supplied ships passing t