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HOUSE #5 – Haute House

Styling Heather Boting Photographs Elsa Young Original text Bambina Olivares Wise WHEN June 2011 ISSUE Winter WHERE Westcliff, Johannesburg WHAT While this house and its contents would be an antique dealer’s dream, it’s also a real, lived-in home. Owner Annabelle Desfontaines, keen-eyed owner of Wizards Vintage store in Joburg, calls it her ‘country homestead in the city’, which she shares with her four children. It has the lead light windows, high ceilings and dark-wood panelling of its Herbert Baker era, yet reflects the highly individual aesthetic for which Annabelle is renowned. She undertook a careful ‘restoration, rather than modernisation’ of its kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms – and all 11 fireplaces. WHO Annabelle Desfontaines, Wizards Vintage, 011-486-2600 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!