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HOUSE #3 – Art and Life

Styling Leana Schoeman Photographs David Ross Original text Graham Wood WHEN April 2011 ISSUE Art WHERE Linksfield Ridge, Johannesburg WHAT Once restored, this family home turned out to be the ideal showcase for the Mid-Century Modern furniture and South African art that a writer and his family had begun to amass. Its subtle Art Deco detailing on the fireplace, pillars and even door handles prompted them to collect original and (occasionally) reproduction furnishings – from armchairs to light fittings. These pieces have been lovingly complemented by ceramics from top European designers, and artworks by Walter Battiss, Cecil Skotnes and Joachim Schönfeldt, among others. If this home is your favourite, vote for it now and stand a chance to win home appliances from Siemens to the value of R30 000!