houses, Renovations

Parktown Renovation

Renovating a heritage house is a delicate procedure. How do you honour its heritage, preserve its historical features and, at the same time, make it livable? Emma Algotsson and Scott Drimie, the owners of this small Herbert Baker house in Parktown West in Johannesburg, described by the Heritage Trust as the ‘perfect cottage’, wished to transform it from what was essentially a one-person house into a family home for them and their two children, Lukas, seven, and Viktor, three, while meticulously preserving and restoring its original features. Read the full article and view our shoot of this remarkable home in the July 2014 issue of House and Leisure. *Don't forget to enter our RENOinnoVATION Awards. You could win R30 000 in cash! Here's everything you need to know.