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HOUSE #6 – Designer Deco

Styling Leana Schoeman Photographs Elsa Young Original text Graham Wood WHEN July 2011 ISSUE Renovations WHERE Emmarentia, Gauteng WHAT A striking house in Emmarentia captured the imagination and hearts of its new owners, converting them from strictly Art Deco fans to aficionados of Modernism. They altered the interior substantially, notably the bathrooms and kitchen, but retained key fittings and identifiable period (circa 1949) characteristics to safeguard the building’s integrity, particularly the facade. They say that during the renovation they discovered the philosophy behind Modernism: an exhilarated spirit of optimism – a spirit that still flourishes in the house today. WHO Alan Amory and Richard Devey BY Astrid van der Heim, Van der Heim Interiors International, 072-477-4400 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!