A number of interior walls were demolished to create an open-plan space. The kitchen at the back of the house was moved to the front and now forms part of the open-plan living area with a sea view. All three bedrooms got their own en-suite bathroom – much more practical than the previous single tiny bathroom at the back of the house.
The single garage was converted into a double garage and the boundary walls were raised. A large deck was built on top of the double garage, which now offers an incredible view of the ocean, 40m away.
The original Oregon pine floors were sanded and sealed. Some of the wooden floors were replaced with ordinary concrete floors.
The rusted steel window frames were replaced with wooden window frames. Shortly before the December holiday, Esté decided on the spur of the moment to build a small swimming pool near one of the two courtyards to enhance the villa feel. The electricity and plumbing were redone. >>
The house is perfectly situated with a
gorgeous sea view. – Esté
Esté and her friend Gerhard Breed relax in the living room on a built-in sofa made by Dirk Calitz; the distressed table was a second-hand find. Any cost-cutting tips? Any other tips? What do you enjoy most about your new home?
Q&A with Esté A concrete floor that you simply seal with a cement sealant works well.
I believe in white as a neutral shade; combined with grey it’s always a winner – it’s a hallmark of my renovations.
Almost every room has a sea view and the house has a lovely villa feel.
Light from Arabesque