Whenever we put together another fab issue of ELLE DECORATION, there’s never enough room for all the pics of the gorgeous homes we’ve hunted down for you. That’s why this blog is such a treat for us – we get to share everything, adding to your enjoyment, and ours.

Along with architect Joy Brasler and designer Debra Parkington, Mike Johnston rescued a mock-Spanish horror, turning it into a retro-glam tropical pad of note. There’s already full 10 pages of pics of this sensational Durban home on pages 80 – 89 of the Celebrate! issue, but here’s even more, so enjoy!

Production: Lauren Shantall
Photographs: Angie Buckland