Remember the Noordhoek farmhouse feature and its iconic cover (top left image) in issue 27 of Elle Decoration 2003? We paid this straw bale home another visit for an update in our new Spring Issue. The structure and flow of the house has since been modified to accommodate the busy life of its creative occupants. Its interior too has undergone a beautiful and gradual change, reflecting owner Karen Suskin‘s inimitable and progressive style. We couldn’t stop admiring and lusting after all of Karen’s finds, all arranged in various cabinets of curiosities dispersed throughout the two storeys of the homestead. We quite literally lost ourselves in this house. Take a closer look…

Get your copy of our latest Spring Issue for our full feature and article on this Noordhoek family home.

*Photographs by Mark Williams and Charl Edwards