A timeless blend of past and present in a Montagu home

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The spacious and modern open-plan kitchen and living area is ideal for entertaining. The beautiful old dresser might have been the home’s original kitchen cabinet; apparently, it’s made from recycled timber from a church.
The spacious and modern open-plan kitchen and living area is ideal for entertaining. The beautiful old dresser might have been the home’s original kitchen cabinet; apparently, it’s made from recycled timber from a church.

Photographs Greg Cox

The extendable dining room table previously belonged to Anneke’s Ouma Kate. The wooden Globe chairs were bought by Hannes’s parents, Flip and Jacomi van Rooyen, at a school auction when they were a young couple. In the foreground, a prized artist edition print by Johann Louw adorns the wall.

The traditional architecture of the Van Rooyens’ house works beautifully with the dramatic and modern open-plan living space.

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