‘We love the weath­ered look’

Thanks to the clever use of paint, this brand-new home boasts a kitchen and en-suite bath­room that look as if they have plenty of history.

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Ca­rina and Jurie Prins have been liv­ing on the Val de Vie Es­tate in Paarl for the past 10 years. They’ve lived in two dif­fer­ent homes on the es­tate but the sec­ond one is a newly-built abode. Ca­rina loves start­ing from scratch and she says build­ing is her hobby.

“Jurie and I are both very cre­ative peo­ple,” she says. “This is the 10th project we’ve tack­led to­gether. Our friends’ chil­dren al­ways tease us, say­ing I have had five kitchens in the same house. Or: ‘Aunty Ca­rina sells her house when she wants a new kitchen.’ Beau­ti­ful dé­cor is my pas­sion; I find it easy to bring it all to­gether.”

Ca­rina wanted a very spe­cific look in her new kitchen, so she chose black. “It adds drama to the space. And it’s our fam­ily’s favourite place to hang out.”

The white gran­ite slabs were in­stalled by JA Clift. The dra­matic black cup­boards com­ple­ment the Fal­con stove.

The ce­ment floor was laid by Stucco Italiano in a nat­u­ral colour.

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