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Who stays here?

Kearnon, owner of an in­vest­ment com­pany that fi­nances on­line fash­ion and life­style brands. Who else stays here with you? Kearnon: “I typ­i­cally have sev­eral friends from New York visit while I’m here. My girl­friend, a free­lance cast­ing agent, also stays with me.” How does life here com­pare to back home? “Much more laid-back and re­laxed. New York is fre­netic – in­tense work, and very ac­tive so­cially. Cape Town is far more re­laxed and healthy. Lots of cook­ing at home, more time out­doors and in na­ture. More surf­ing!”

Any eco as­pects to the house?

“Many. I was very fo­cused on water ef­fi­ciency given some se­vere drought is­sues in Cape Town. I in­stalled both a grey water and rain­wa­ter re­cy­cling fa­cil­ity that we use to ir­ri­gate the prop­erty.”

1. This print in the guest room is from a vin­tage store. For sim­i­lar, try Sa­fari Fu­sion.

2. Guests en­joy the out­door din­ing area that fea­tures ban­quette seat­ing.

3. For a sim­i­lar bench­top, try ‘Cala­catta Do­rato’ mar­ble from CDK Stone.

4. ‘Dan­de­lion’ tiles by Mar­rakech De­sign.

5. Tara de­signed the oak front door that was made by a lo­cal crafts­man.

6. Paint­ing much of the house white cre­ates a sense of space. 7. For brass bath­room fit­tings, try As­tra Walker.

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