houses, Seaside

Garden Route Family Home

Our July House of the Month is a spectacular ode to the art of renovation. The previously uninviting and cold redbrick structure was radically out of place on this gorgeous seaside plot. When a Limpopo-based family decided to make the house their holiday home, their first call of action was to open it up to the surrounding sea and mountains. ‘We tried to keep the footprint minimal so that, in the spirit of Nature’s Valley, the house could nestle into the lush vegetation,’ explains the architect. The result is a beautifully unobtrusive and open home that welcomes city dwellers in need of a break and whispers ‘holiday’. To see more of this breezy space turn to page 58 of our July 2012 issue, on sale now…