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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
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
It all started when Ben’s parents bought a piece of land to extend their garden. As it happened, Feeringbury Farm Barn, a timber-framed 16th-century barn, was part of the sale and so they gave it to Ben and Freddie as a gift. ‘Despite initial misgivings on my part, the prospect of living in the country seemed like a sensible
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
this kwazulu-natal home is an everyday escape
A house on the North Coast that references both its urban setting and the owners’ love of the bush
country living
A large tumbledown Constantia home gets transformed into an entertainer’s dream
The botanical farmhouse
With its abundance of blooms and fynbos, this property just outside Stellenbosch is a haven for the botanically inclined
There are no conventional cupboards in the kitchen of Johannesdal, the farmhouse in Pniel, Western Cape, belonging to Chris Willemse and Dané Erwee. No sleek, handle-free sliding shelving; no modern glass cabinets arrayed above a marble-topped counter. Instead, a rustic wooden unit, reaching almost to the ceiling, stands against one wall, and houses assorted plates, glasses, platters, bowls and cutlery. The top shelf is accessible only via a perilously perched ladder… This appreciation of the old and venerable as much as the new is emblematic of the couple’s personal and professional life. It’s evident in the amas
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