city, houses

Inside a spacious family residence in Pretoria

Elsa Young; Valentina Nicol
The design-conscious owners of this home in Eldoraigne, Pretoria, made a smart decision before they started building – they called on interior designers Megan Hesse and Andrea Kleinloog of Joburg-based firm HK Studio. Although Grant Bullard of GWA Architects conceived this house as well as an adjacent property with a shared garden for the owners’ parents, Bullard has since relocated to Cape Town, and it became clear to the owners as they consulted with Hesse and Kleinloog on the interiors that, rather than bring in a project manager to oversee the upgrade, the studio should handle the entire project. The resulting interior design dovetails with the architecture to the point that it’s hard to distinguish where one ends and the other begins. Hesse says the design took three years in total, but there were many advantages to this lengthy time span. ‘We had the chance to make changes and design as we went along,’ she says. In an exclusive video tour, we discover the story behind the abode with Hesse and Kleinloog.
See the full story in House and Leisure's November 2017 issue – in stores and online now.