Libby and Gerard de Villiers’ Stellenbosch farmhouse is a wonderful mix of the new, the traditional, the recycled and the bespoke.


Built just a few years ago, this home seems to defy neat pigeonholing, as it borrows liberally, and successfully, from diverse cultures and eras house. Built from half-bricks for texture, the house is blessed with high ceilings prescribed by the salvaged windows and doors from a demolished building in India.



The kitchen, shown here, really is the heart of this generous home, with most rooms and balconies leading off this double-volume space.


If you have a copy of Issue 61: Back to Basics, turn to page 76 to see Libby’s little black book of contacts for some of her fantastic finds.