This art advisor’s modern Melville home showcases her lifelong passion
When art consultant Makgati Molebatsi needs to brush up on some reading and research, a reliable go-to is Art of the Twentieth Century by Karl Ruhrberg, Manfred Schneckenburge, Christiane Fricke and K Honnef (Taschen, 1998).
A statuesque and smiling Makgati Molebatsi opens a bright red-orange door to reveal the modern, industria
This Hyde Park home, which sometimes doubles as an art gallery, blends minimalism and luxury to inspirational effect
Before Leigh and Rob Rein moved into this sleek, linear home in the Joburg suburb of Hyde Park, Leigh used to walk her dogs past the site almost daily while it was being built. She watched with curiosity as the building went up, falling in love with it as it took shape. ‘I loved the modern lines and the fact that it was single-storey,’ says Leigh. ‘And I love the flat structure.’
By the time it was complete, she was under its spell. ‘There’s a large lucky bean tree at the entrance,’ Leigh says. ‘They have always been lucky for me, so I knew I was going to live there one day.&