(Joyce) #1

THE DREAM


WHO: Karen and Rudi, with children
Ruan, eight, Karmi, six, and baby Liela.
WHERE: Sitting an hour outside
Cape Town in South Africa.
THE DREAM: “It was our dream
to design and build an eco-friendly
home that fits into our environment
perfectly,” says Karen. “It’s meant to
look like it is hovering above the
fynbos (plants) and to have minimal
impact on its surroundings.”
WHY NOW? “We’d been looking for
the right piece of land for some time,
and by chance this block came up for
sale. We were lucky enough to have the
time and money to build it.”

OFF THE GRID


ON AN UNTOUCHED MOUNTAINSIDE, THIS CONTEMPORARY
COTTAGE IS AT ONE WITH THE LANDSCAPE AND COMBINES
SMART DESIGN WITH METICULOUS ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Words ROBYN ALEXANDER & TONYA TURNER
Styling SVEN ALBERDING Photography WARREN HEATH

SUSTAINABLE LIVING