Deceptively tucked away in a quiet corner of our home town Durbanville, and within easy walking distance to local schools, is this unique and utterly gorgeous split-level sanctuary shared by Mark and Annemè and their two young children.
Structurally, the house boasts modern architecture at every turn: clean, uncluttered lines with streamlined, open-plan spaces; large, expansive windows; glass balustrades and a concrete cantilevered staircase… But it is the internal décor that really sets this home apart – an unexpected and eclectic mix of colour and quirky styles that converge together to tell a story that oozes charm and interest! Every room is filled with funky finds and treasured objects d’art gathered over the years from travels and thrifty online purchases, like the iconic Starbucks logo light, a vintage orange telephone, retro Coke memorabilia and a Krispy Kreme Doughnut tin – little touches which hint at the family’s cheeky spirit. And that same sense of adventure is reflected by Mark and Annemè’s fearless use of bold colour throughout their home. From the red kitchen accents, to the teal tones of the living room, there is a vibrant energy, stitched together with occasional designer pieces, high contrast walls and textured layers of rugs.
And just when you are sufficiently impressed by all this design savvy, you step outside to be confronted by nothing short of perfection! The garden is beautiful! Seriously. A vision of neat lavender hedges, low maintenance, water-wise manicured squares of artificial turf, and clearly defined entertainment areas, complete with kitchen island and plenty of concealed storage in warm slatted timber, all adding to the ambience of outdoor bliss. We’re not sure how they ever manage to drag themselves back inside?!
Scroll through the images, and see for yourself. This one’s a goodie!