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Styling Leana Schoeman Photographs Elsa Young Original text Bridget Hilton Barber When August 2010 Where Magoesbaskloof, Limpopo What A country villa… ‘Versailles with touches of Indo and Afro kitsch’ is how Henk Smit describes his remarkable home in Limpopo’s Magoebaskloof mountains. With a gloriously decadent reception room and chandelier-lit family kitchen, it boasts a Victorian conservatory resplendent with a Louis XIV couch and antique French chairs, an opulent formal dining room and even an indoor swimming pool. The sense of luxury is continued in a profusion of textures, soft furnishings and art. Who Henk and Monica Smit By The Crystal Conservatory, thecrystalconservatory.co.za