Contemporary Class
SA Home Owner|February 2022
"A classic family home in a beautiful estate"
By Jo Borrill. Photography by Nic Baleta

This estate situated near Pretoria is more suitably described as its own small town. It offers everything from pristine, picturesque parks to schools, supermarkets, a gym, outdoor and indoor pools and a hospital and retirement village. And its excellent security gives residents total peace of mind.

The family decided to renovate to make their home more modern, but this wasn’t without hiccups. “As with most renovations, there are many unforeseen challenges behind every corner. We had to break out a bar, kitchen, and patio, as well as fix a step level that came with the house.

Natural and warm FINOak wooden flooring that’s full of character was fitted throughout this lovely home. This beautiful floor was stained with Jax Oleum Ghost White to complement the natural grain and colour of the boards. These floors were expertly fitted throughout the home by Inovar Sandton’s experienced flooring artisans. A plank size of 2 200mm x 220mm x 15/4mm was used, and it comes with a 25-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.

“The family decided to renovate to make their home more modern.”

The solution was to use solid wood floors to bring the newly designed spaces together and repeat that on the stairs,” says Cathrin Bolt from Nowadays Interiors.

Some of the revamp included adding extra elements to the kitchen and a large built-in server in the dining room. The old bar was also replaced by a coffee station and a small round table, making the space more functional.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM SA HOME OWNERView All
RELATED STORIES

Baking Pleasures

Spoil your loved ones with these delicious treats from Christine Capendale's new book that any experienced or beginner baker can master

10 mins read
YOU South Africa
12 May 2022

4 Cool Hidden Apps You Didn't Know Were on Your iPhone

Your iPhone has secret apps. Do you know how to find them?

2 mins read
Macworld
May 2022

HDHomeRun Flex 4K: A Cheap and Easy Way to Get NextGenTV

This tiny device streams broadcast TV, including ATSC 3.0 channels, to every device on your home network.

5 mins read
Macworld
May 2022

A Grill-top Pizza Oven

What are you building?

4 mins read
Popular Mechanics South Africa
May/June 2022

5 Gadgets That Will Keep You Safe at Home

These easy-to-use items can help prevent falls, fires and more!

1 min read
Closer US
April 25, 2022

'Our Happy Home'

A sentimental purchase led to all sorts of surprises, but the Steyns have no regrets.

4 mins read
Home South Africa
May/June 2022

9 Gorgeous Bedrooms

Create the ultimate sanctuary with inspiration from the experts.

10+ mins read
Home South Africa
May/June 2022

A Toast to the Hunt

The road to roundtop goes through Jan Showers’s Hillsboro, Texas, home, with a spring luncheon for fair-bound friends.

3 mins read
Veranda
March - April 2022

Texas Swagger in a Tiny Saltbox

For a California couple, a dilapidated 1,000-square-foot Hill Country farmhouse proves the perfect spring antiquing score.

5 mins read
Country Living
April 2022

A New Dawn in the Delta

Interior designer Heather Chadduck hillegas awakens an ancestral arkansas farmhouse with a flourish of pattern, verdant color, and youthful gusto.

4 mins read
Veranda
March - April 2022