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The sis­ters weren’t wor­ried that they would lose their iden­tity by liv­ing next door to each other. “We still do our own thing,” says Renette. And their per­son­al­i­ties are vastly dif­fer­ent – just like the de­sign of their re­spec­tive homes.

Ansi de­scribes her house as an in­dus­trial warehouse. “For me, the in­dus­trial feel of an abode is a thing of beauty,” she says.

In con­trast, Renette’s con­tem­po­rary home with its large steel screens fea­tures a com­bi­na­tion of mod­ern and French Provençal el­e­ments.

One thing they agree on, how­ever, is an indoor-out­door feel, so the de­sign of the gar­den was a pri­or­ity for both of them.

Renette ex­plains: “Every home in the de­vel­op­ment has just 540m² for a gar­den, which doesn’t leave much room for cre­ativ­ity. We were for­tu­nate that we could com­bine our gar­dens into one dou­ble the nor­mal size. Now ev­ery­one in the de­vel­op­ment mar­vels at how the gar­den has con­nected two very dif­fer­ent homes.” >>

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