Houses

Seaside
sight lines: a sydney harbour enclave gets a luxury monochrome revamp
Creating a connection with the view was one of the major objectives in the renovation of this harbourside home
the great escape: a video tour of a luxury llandudno holiday home
A dynamic hideaway high above the waters of Llandudno pays tribute to the continent of Africa in a modern, minimalist way
a chic durban estate home is inspired by the Bahamas
This home’s considered design and offbeat details give it a luxe resort feel Inspired by contemporary tropical style
Earth meets sky in this Clifton home
A new house on Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard aims to be more deferential to the natural beauty of its setting, and friendlier to people on the street
An adventurous home in Bakoven
Mixing raw materials, lush foliage and clever design, this Cape Town abode packs a powerful punch
Neil Roake’s Bakoven property in Cape Town is home to two abodes, making architect Willem Bosch’s giant privacy screen with opaque glass panelling an essential element of the design. In the Japanese courtyard, water from the eco pool – designed by architect Jason Muller and installed by EcoPools – is filtered into the ve
A Plettenberg Bay home away from home
The earthy tones and sumptuous textures in this Plettenberg Bay getaway proved the perfect way to enhance the unique property’s sweeping views
American Shutters introduce Gear Tilt security shutters
A stylish solution for homes that need protection without compromising on views
We chat to the architects of a street-friendly seaside home
This isn't your blank, overpowering mansion typical of the Atlantic Seaboard
Contrast abounds in this Umhlanga home
Bold, modern design sits comfortably alongside tactile texture and personal touches
A layered retreat in Green Point
This Cape Town bungalow on a narrow plot was transformed into a spacious three-bedroom abode
Set on the slopes of Signal Hill, the house was expanded vertically and makes clever use of layered spaces that gradually retreat from the street. The views are maximised and at the same time, a sense of privacy is achieved. When Joshin Raghubar purchased this 291m² Green Point property in 2011, he was instantly smitten with its prime position and ocean and city views. ‘I love the area and the fact that the gym, local outdoor pool, Sea Point promenade and my favourite neighbourhood deli are all within walking distance,’ says Joshin, who owns digital marketing businesses with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg. ‘
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