Home Renovations - - House -

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.

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