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The Round House


Text Mila Crewe-Brown Styling Leana Schoeman Photographs Elsa Young Contrary to the carefree bohemian home that might typically be expected of an artist, the Arcadia, Pretoria, residence of South African painter Margaret Nel is calm, orderly, with an unerring sense of style. Situated on top of a steep koppie and gazing boldly out over the Moot, a valley south of the Magaliesberg range, it stands like a beacon against the surrounding landscape, instantly recognisable from afar by its characteristic radial footprint. The Round House, as it’s referred to, is an exceptional home. Read more about this fascinating home in the April 2014 Art issue of House and Leisure.