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Note From Kevin Penwarden


Homes are our passion at SA Home Loans, and the same can undoubtedly be said for House and Leisure magazine. While SA Home Loans provides finance for home acquisition – and House and Leisure offers inspiration for making a house a personalised retreat – we are both dedicated to that very special space we all call home. A home, we have always believed, is a unique environment in which individuals can express with total freedom the passion they have for the things they love. This is interpreted in a host of fascinating ways: a simple collection of family photographs, a splash of paint in a favourite colour, or a treasured vase purchased on a trip to Italy – or handed down from gran. Small touches such as these are often the catalyst for more adventurous design and renovations projects – some of which are featured in this supplement. It is a constant source of inspiration to see the flair and imagination that manifest themselves in the 11 homes of the finalists in this year’s competition. So SA Home Loans is proud once again to be the sponsor of House and Leisure’s House of the Year supplement and competition, and this year we are also delighted to be offering a R30 000 cash prize to one lucky reader who correctly chooses the House and Leisure House of the Year winner. While SA Home Loans is dedicated to being a home-loan provider that makes acquiring home finance a great experience, we believe being associated with a publication – and an event – that focuses attention on homes and making them special living environments is a very exciting meeting of minds. We hope you’re enthralled by the magnificent homes in this supplement and, at the same time, are inspired to look at your own living space with new eyes. Enjoy! KEVIN PENWARDEN CEO SA Home Loans