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Monday, January 16, 2012

Hout Bay Home

I have recently shown you a couple of lovely homes in South Africa. Here is another which is situated in Hout Bay, which is a seaside suburb of Cape Town. The house has a very open-plan, casual feel, perfect for holiday living.

The exterior of the home has a definite Mediterranean feel while the interior has a more eclectic style.

I love the putty colour of the walls mixed with the blue of the shutters and the green of the climbers. Notice the scale of the front doors.

The inside view of the beautiful reclaimed front doors. A Victorian hall stand stands on the left while ....

.....a bowl filled with ostrich eggs on top of an antique kist is on the right - a very South African touch.

Beautifully shaped mantle over the wood burning stove. The red on the cushions and the table in the background really stands out amongst all the pale colours.

The mass of cushions on the sofa invites one to sink into it and put one's feet up on the weathered and over-sized coffee table.

My favourite part of the house is this conservatory like extension that houses a stone topped table and French park chairs.

Here is the room seen from the outside.

And the view back into the living room with the open plan kitchen on the right.

The kitchen island on the left and range cooker on the right.

Marble topped surfaces and confit jar filled with utensils.


The bedroom is comfortable and inviting in subtle neutrals.

Comfortable wicker in front of the fireplace on the veranda.

Another exterior view to illustrate the pretty colours.

I hope you are enjoying seeing some of the homes from my country.

Till next time.

x Sharon

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  1. DIVINE!!!! Love this. I have saved some of these for my inspiration file. You have some beautiful homes in your country that I really love. Leahx

  2. What a gorgeous holiday house! I love that conservatory also. Ange

  3. Wow, Sharon! This is such a beautiful home that also feels very comfortable. I love the exterior and my dream would be to used a reclaimed door like that one on a home we hope to build someday! Gorgeous...

  4. Just loving this home! That mantle certainly is a beauty :)

  5. Just gorgeous Sharon, love the color palette and patina throughout, its elegant but so welcoming and cozy feeling. Just dreamy....

  6. Hi Sharon,
    What a warm and inviting home. The conservatory space is definitely my favorite.
    I'm happy to have found your blog...I'm your newest follower! I'd love for you to stop by Classic Chic Home for a visit, and if you like what you see, become a follower of mine, too!
    ~ Wendi ~

  7. stunning home!! and I love the celadon (or french blue) it looks celadon to's hard to tell what color it all the exterior doors with their arched tops...and the garden is to die for..

  8. OMG Sharon this home is stunning inside and out! I love everything detail of the inside!

    1. Sharon, What a charming home. Love all the windows. Gave you the on blog on fire award today on our post.

  9. What a beautiful home! I love the conservatory and range the best...

  10. We are on the same wavelength. I was reading and looking at the images and got to the conservatory and thought, oh how gorgeous, that's my favorite part, and then read your text. It's amazing!!

  11. Very pretty and relaxing. I love the high ceiling, huge doors, and all the windows. Thanks for a peek at South Africa.