Houses

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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
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 perfect
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
Escape To Eden
A creative couple swapped a New York apartment for a rambling Constantia property
Carefree days in a Modern Irene Barn
A Scandi-style barn combines effortlessly with the rustic outdoors
‘We’ve always dreamed of living in a minimalist, contemporary home,’ say Irene-based engineers Philippus and Reani Fouché. After moving out of their ‘very traditional’ house in Waterkloof the couple grabbed the chance to realise their ambition: a sleek, ascetic barn that turns country living on its head. In keeping with its rustic surrounds, the design guidelines for Irene development Southdowns Estate might require adhering to an agricultural vernacular but the couple sought to balance it ‘with a very modern design’, says Philippus. After finding that typical Swedish barn architecture perfectly fitted their
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