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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Impossibly Perfect!

Because I really appreciate you reading my humble blog, I am going to reward you with pictures of another lovely home. This one is situated in Cape Town's southern suburbs. I have been lucky enough to visit this home in person and it is every bit as beautiful as the pictures portray.

The interiors are very understated and the colour palette is mostly white, cream and pale grey. The house just oozes serenity and the gardens are so romantic and inviting.



Notice the screed floor with inlaid pebbles.

French doors and windows abound and interior shutters are used instead of curtains.

There are seating areas on both ends of the long open plan room with a dining area between them.

A 14 seater dining table. When it's not being used for large gatherings, it would be perfect for kids homework and projects.


The kitchen is across the wide passageway from the living area and is a big, open and uncluttered space. I love these polished screed floors.

Another living room to the right of the front door sports a touch of red. All the living areas are casually and comfortably furnished. 


The patio overlooks the garden and tennis court.


The main bedroom leads through to a dressing room and lovely, spacious bathroom.

All the bedrooms are simply furnished and the bedlinen is all white cotton percale.

A row of  Italian cypresses flank the path to the kitchen garden.

I'd love to know what you think of this home.

Till next time

Sharon x
Image source:  here


  1. Absolutly Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing looks like something out of a magazine.

    Just breath taking!!

  2. This home is fabulous. I love the colours, the spaciousness, the furniture. I noticed in one of the photos the beautiful mountains in the background. Wow, if I lived in South Africa, it would have to be in this beautiful home. I love your posts.


  3. Oh sharon it is truly amazing. i loved every room. so much to enjoy. They are so clever. Im going back now to look again. How come you were lucky enough to visit? can you tell us more about how they created it? Fiona

  4. You had me at the front facade, it's a gorgeous home. I love how big and spacious the rooms are and that master bedroom..WOW! Dressing room, impossibily large bath, tons of light, I don't see anything wrong with this home it's stunning!I love where you live!

  5. Sharon this is the fourth viewing for me of this post!!! OMG i am speechless! I even had to show this to my husband who just loved it!
    Incredible...a dream!!!

    Your last post was fantastic too and i agree about the clock falling over! That would last two seconds around here my husband is like a bull in a china store!!!

    Pamela xo

  6. OMG!! Absolutely beautiful! I love the neutral color flow through out. The dining room and slip covered sofas are fabulous! In LOVE with every room! The outside gardens are just as beautiful as the inside. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us Sharon! Martina

  7. Sharon i just stopped breathing.. seriously, who lives here? i want to be them! just divine xo sandra

  8. Absolutely LOVE this home!!! Lucky you to have had the joy of visiting in person! Thanks for sharing with us :)

  9. Oh wow, imagine living there, what a treat!! The colours, the space, the style, it's fantastic. Only a mother of 4 would consider a 14 seater dining table as suitable for homework, ditto!! Thanks for this eye candy & treat, i'm drawing lots of inspiration from this gorgeous home, love Posie

  10. So gorgeous! I could move right in!!! What a find!

  11. Oh Sharon, I love every square's fabulous!! The beautiful, serene color tones and the relaxing feel, and the gardens...gorgeous!!

  12. This home is so beautiful. We love the colors they used throughout. The outdoor spaces are as great as the indoors. Hope your having a great week!
    Angela and Renee

  13. Loved it! Thank you for sharing it with us.

  14. Wow Sharon that was fab!! It is a stunning home and one of the things I love is the screed floors. the colour is exactly what i would like to do in my house and I enjoyed seeing it here!
    the garden is also a delight!


  15. Oh Yes. I could live there.

  16. Sharon, I love this home...not just another many unique details. I love the grey painted moldings, that fabulous island in the kitchen, the beautiful Master bedroom and that Master the candelabras on the vanity...soooo many things to love. You did so good! Thanks.

  17. Wow!! Talk about a dream home! This home is just beyond gorgeous! Thanx for sharing!

  18. Truly gorgeous...those spacious bathrooms and comfortable white photo better than the next...thanks so much.

  19. Hi Sharon, this home is absolutely beautiful. I especially love the exterior and the gardens. Thanks for sharing. Leahxx

  20. Wow Sharon, this is an amazing home, love the fireplaces throughout the house and the vanity in the bathroom is beautiful. Some pictures look like they came right out of France.
    Have a fantastic day!
    XXX Ido

  21. Just found this beautiful post, and your beautiful blog, via Mona at Providence blog...I love it and I'll be back! This home is absolutely gorgeous - I love all of the architectural details and it has lots of pleasant suprises in each room while maintaining the same lovely feel...beautiful! I love your country too - I had a fantastic time in Cape Town and surrounding areas about 10 years ago!

  22. Hi Sharon. This HAS to be the Booth's home!? Did a shoot there years ago for Balu clothing. Always rave about my memories of it, now I photos to show it off. Beautiful Beautiful. My dream home.... Love your blog. Have exactly the same taste. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts. Vanessa x

  23. Lovely home, it looks entirely European I think, and maybe no one actually lives there now? Really pretty. Love your blog. xx's from Texas

  24. What an unbelievably gorgeous home!! There is nothing I don't love about it. I can't get over all the beautiful light fixtures.

  25. Sharon,
    What a beautiful home! Your home tours always amaze me. Every detail in this home is exquisite.
    I love how the kitchen has all of the free standing cabinetry. That touch of red, so fun!