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Jan Sauer started renovating the Twyfelberg homestead in February 2020, and eight months later the house was almost unrecognisable.  A wraparound stoep was built and the building team clad all the exterior walls with ironstone.  One has to look closely, past the attractive veranda, to see the architectural lines and steel-framed windows that reveal that this is a ’70s house. The stone circles in the veggie garden are Jan’s way of playing off the rough texture of the landscape against finer details. “From the top of the koppie, it looks like there’s a patchwork quilt lying here,” he says.
Jan Sauer started renovating the Twyfelberg homestead in February 2020, and eight months later the house was almost unrecognisable. A wraparound stoep was built and the building team clad all the exterior walls with ironstone. One has to look closely, past the attractive veranda, to see the architectural lines and steel-framed windows that reveal that this is a ’70s house. The stone circles in the veggie garden are Jan’s way of playing off the rough texture of the landscape against finer details. “From the top of the koppie, it looks like there’s a patchwork quilt lying here,” he says.

Photographs Greg Cox

WHO LIVES HERE? Jan Sauer Lambrechts

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