Charmed by the views this stand offered, the owners ensured that their home complements its country setting

Country style KZN house veranda

The enclosed veranda is perfect for entertaining; a wall of frameless glass doors by Sunflex opens this space up to the pool and view. The wicker couch and coffee tables are from Weylandts.

Country style KZN house living room

In the living room a French-style sofa cosies up to an Edwardian table, while greenery adds a colonial feel. The coffee table is from Pezula Interiors.

Country style KZN house entrance hall

The impressive entrance hall features an Nguni skin rug, verdant palms and black and gold accessories on marble-topped antique tables.

The house was designed to complement its setting and take full advantage of the lovely valley views.

“As this is still very much an agricultural area, a contemporary farmhouse fits right in,” says owner Monique Mann, who enhanced its country character by adding shutters and stone cladding, made from locally sourced stone.Country style KZN house

The living area has a whole wall of frameless glass doors which open onto a patio and infinity swimming pool, which spills over to the spectacular vista beyond. Generous windows in the bedrooms allow the morning sun to pour in.

Country style KZN house bedroomCountry style KZN house bathroom

Monique’s creative flair has resulted in a home rich in elegant details, from the striking double-volume entrance hall with its ornate reclaimed Argentinian doors to the plush main bedroom. She’s managed to strike that delicate balance between style and comfort.

Country style KZN house sideboard

The vignette on this sideboard on the enclosed veranda has a vintage botanical feel.

Country style KZN house dining room

The double-sided fireplace which separates the living room from the dining room warms the whole space with ease. The metal chandelier is from Patina Interiors and the carved servers are from Cécile & Boyd’s.

Country style KZN house dining room

The dining room table on the enclosed veranda is from Cécile and Boyd’s. The Zulu pots were bought in Zululand and painted white.

The open-plan living area is very spacious and Monique demarcated specific areas using rugs and groups of furniture. Screed floors in the notoriously chilly Hillcrest area could be cold, but the glazed doors draw in the warmth and Monique has added a double-sided fireplace between the lounge and dining room which warms both spaces.

Country style KZN house kitchen

The kitchen was built by Crestwood Kitchens and painted in Shave Paint & Décor’s Olive Paté. The pendant lights are from The Gatehouse. The dining room was designed to accommodate two tables pushed together to host large, happy parties.