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Kommetjie home with a laid-back island style

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Photographs Francois Oberholster l Production Marian van Wyk

A decked walkway and lush garden create a welcoming ambiance, which hints at the style of the rest of the house.

For Jodi Lawrence, co-owner of homeware business 8 Degrees South, and her husband Allan, a dated house on a double stand in Kommetjie just outside Cape Town proved irresistible. The couple were able to see past the yellow facebrick exterior, old timber windows and doors weathered by sea air, and the old-fashioned kitchen and bathrooms – and fell in love with the home’s potential. “The fact that it’s a short walk from the beach was also a drawcard,” Jodi notes

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