CALM & COLLECTED

Homes & Gardens|February 2020

CALM & COLLECTED
A heritage home in Cape Town has been reimagined as a relaxed refuge from city life
PIET SMEDY

Tucked away in Cape Town’s Tamboerskloof suburb on the lower slopes of Lion’s Head mountain, this period home was just the place property developer Bruce Peach had been longing to find. Located on one of the area’s tree-lined cobbled streets, the house ticked lots of boxes for Bruce. It is secluded yet cosmopolitan, modern but romantic. ‘Bruce wanted to live in an urban environment that had a real sense of heritage,’ says Johannesburg-based fashion designer-turned-interior decorator Lindie Ferreira, who was tasked with making Bruce’s style vision a reality. ‘He loves authenticity and history, having spent years living in London, so he opted for this smaller home that offered quality over quantity.’

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February 2020