When Amora and Merwe Erasmus purchased their holiday home in 2016, they intended to renovate only the front stoep and braai area. However, once the ‘ball started rolling’ it just didn’t stop and their project soon turned into a full-blown makeover. In fact, the couple then decided to turn this home into their permanent residence and promptly sold their house in Lonehill, Sandton so they could move into this one in September 2017.
“Now we’re happily settled in our new space and our kids and grandchildren from Gauteng can visit regularly!” Amora says.
Apart from extending the front of the home to include a living area with breathtaking views, the couple also replaced the existing floors with cement, painted the exterior and interior, refreshed all the décor, and even added a little two-bedroom cottage on the property for additional accommodation – all in four months! >>
Server from Arabesque, fridge from Smeg
Once just a small, dull deck, this indoor area now boasts floor-to-ceiling stacking doors. A predominantly all-white interior and exposed roof beams create a seamless look and airy atmosphere. Custom-made 2 x 3.5m-wide triangular glass panes in the expose
The exposed brick wall was inspired by a similar one that Amora saw in an old copy of Home. It separates the kitchen and indoor braai. Amora spotted a cabinet with a chicken-wire front on Pinterest and had a similar one made by The Trading Post in George;
The oak laminate cupboards in the dressing room were spray-painted white for a fresh update. Here, too, the walls were given a lick of fresh white paint. The only thing that remains of the old bathroom is the freestanding bath. The dated, enclosed shower
Who lives here?
WHERE SIZE Most of the house was painted in shades of grey as Laetitia feels the colour won’t show marks too quickly. Old shutters have been used in a number of creative ways throughout the house, like this headboard in the main bedroom.