Tex­tured!

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The court­yard in the mid­dle of Louis Heyne­man’s Cape Town prop­erty truly re­flects the char­ac­ter of his ecofriendly home as the nat­u­ral wood and raw ma­te­ri­als, mostly re­cy­cled, come to­gether to cre­ate a strik­ing, tex­tured space. The stones for the re­tainer wall and slate for the fo­cal wall are from the orig­i­nal house, which was de­mol­ished be­fore this home was built 10 years ago. The slate was cut into thin strips to cre­ate a dec­o­ra­tive wall that of­fers a strik­ing con­trast against the bricks. A small wood-framed win­dow lets ad­di­tional light into an in­door stair­well. >>

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