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.” >>