Houses

Indoor / Outdoor
set in stone: tour a minimalist hillside weekend home in morcote, switzerland
Located on a hillside above Lake Lugano in Switzerland, this clean-lined abode blends seamlessly into its picturesque surrounds
5 plant-filled spaces we love
These beautiful interiors will inspire you to green up your living space
Inside out: A linear Joburg home mixes ‘tropical Modernism’ with Mid-Century style
This Hyde Park home, which sometimes doubles as an art gallery, blends minimalism and luxury to inspirational effect
Muted Character
Neutral tones are offset by playful collections of art and design in this family home
african de stijl
This home in Parktown West is an essay in what it means to live in the here and now
A large galvanised-steel electricity pylon imposes itself on the ‘messy’ but remarkable view from artist Roelof Petrus van Wyk’s Parktown West house overlooking Auckland Park and Melville. He loves the untidiness of it. In fact, this remarkable steel-and-glass house is in many ways directly inspired by the city’s urban-i
The lookout
A stately home in Benmore transitions effortlessly from inside to outside
past perfect
An old suburban home in Cape Town is transformed to maximise space and light
Tropical Sensibility
A family home in Durban's Morningside blends a black backdrop with bold, colourful design details
An Unexpected Treasure
This cool Stellenbosch abode is full of exotic surprises
Unbounded Living
An easy indoor-outdoor flow meets Scandinavian simplicity in this Pretoria home
‘This house lives so well,’ Luchelle Nel starts, her words hinting at the success of its design, its easy flow and the joy of living in harmony with the outdoors. The relationship to what’s outside is an integral part of the way we live as South Africans and, as a result, glass-fronted homes and giant doors that fold away are all a means to drawing the outside in. It was exactly that, plus a manageable house that maximised functionality, that Luchelle, a doctor, and her surgeon husband Philippus wanted for themselves and their two small children Philip (one) and Alexa (four). ‘I didn’t realise it at the time
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