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A holiday home at one with its fynbos environment

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Photographs Francois Oberholster l Styling Shelly Bergh

The kitchen windows overlooking the sheltered private deck slide open completely to create a counter where everyone loves to congregate. This space offers a lovely view of the fynbos on the property next door, which the family bought to conserve the vegetation. Roll-up blinds on the stoep and balcony above provide protection from the hot sun.

The design of the fireplace in the double-volume living area was based on those found in traditional Cape Dutch and fishermen’s houses, where fires were kept on the go for warmth, cooking and braaiing. The Mexican ‘tree of life’ was a wedding gift from a friend and it is transformed into a Christmas tree by simply adding a string of fairy lights. Tree from Hadeda

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