“I worked at Boland College and Adri played rugby for Maties and later WP,” says Corine. “We got married in December 2004 and on the day our first child Imke was born, Adri received an offer to play for a French rugby club. Neither his parents nor mine were over the moon as this was their first grandchild!”
Nevertheless, the family went overseas and found themselves in Agen in the south-west of France, where they planned to live for just a year or two. Two years turned to six “because we loved it there so much,” says Corine.
Seven years ago, they returned to South Africa and to their house in the lovely Stellenbosch neighbourhood of Die Boord – conveniently located close to schools.
“But then Adri said: now there are five of us, not two, and we need to change so many things in this house. Maybe we should look around for something else.”
The Badenhorsts soon realised, however, that property prices in this student town had skyrocketed since they had last lived here. And although their house was an ugly clinker brick, it was in a sought-after neighbourhood. It would be far more economical to renovate it, so that’s what they did.
The renovation project began in February 2018.
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On The Face Of It
A stunning revamp of this home’s façade took it from old-school to cool…
We Love Our New Kitchen!
A young couple took on their first renovation project and they’re thrilled with the results.
A Neutral Beauty!
It’s hard to believe that this light and airy 80-year-old house was once a dark, poky space.
More Space, More Light
A dark kitchen and living area have been transformed into a contemporary open-plan space.
A Bold New Look
A dated space was given a fresh start in just four months!
Hooks in You
In his just-published first book, Iron Maiden stalwart Adrian Smith shares a boatload of big-fish stories
JOHNNY LIGHTNING DOES REAL MUSCLE IN MINIATURE
I had plans well underway for the big “Bargain Muscle Cars” feature story in this issue (p18) when I saw this lineup for the new Muscle Cars USA 2020 Release 3 from JL. I already knew I would be talking about the Dodge Dart GTS and AMC Rebel Machine, so I figured I’d just plunder those two cars from this set for that story and be all set. But then my conscience kicked in. Both because the other four cars in the set deserve their moment in the sun, and because they are all based on actual cars from the 2019 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show it just makes sense to talk about them together.
THIS MONTH’S MOST INTERESTING iPHONE & iPAD APPS
The lesser-known northeastern region of Friuli Venezia Giulia boasts unspoiled vistas and sail-friendly waters
The Many Lives of Adrienne Rich
Praised by W. H. Auden as neat and modest, she vowed to be passionate and radical instead.
Jolie Brise rescues Adriana
Jolie Brise, which is roughly translated as “nice breeze,” is perhaps one of the most famous yachts of the 20th century; more than 100 years after her launch, the vessel is still plying the waters of the Atlantic.
Adriana Soares – Soul Into The Times
Adriana Soares was born in Brazil and was adopted at an early age by an Italian family. She started her career as a model and worked with many stylists and fashion designers. Because of her many commitments in the field, she visited many different countries, including the poor and less fortunate ones.
Quick Take with Wally Kurth (Justin, DAYS; Ned, GH)
Well, you’ve been busy on both shows! “It’s been really great.
Adrian Holmes’ ’12 Wrangler Unlimited has slick sleeping quarters and a hearty backcountry appetite
WORLD of WONDERS
IN HER NEW ESSAY COLLECTION, PUBLISHED BY MILKWEED EDITIONS IN SEPTEMBER, POET AIMEE NEZHUKUMATATHIL TURNS HER CREATIVE POWERS OF ATTENTION, PLAY, OPENNESS, AND LOVE TO A WORLD OF MAGIC AND IMAGINATION OUTDOORS, CULTIVATING THE FAMILY GARDEN AS A LOVE LANGUAGE THAT CONNECTS ALL OF US.