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Opulence without ostentation Finding the epitome of elegance in the Cape Winelands



Family focus carries through into the design and furnishings.

Many years ago, a fellow I admire said, in his opinion, the most beautiful pictures were those painted most simply.

We were talking about journalism and what constitutes good writing, and Kevin said he believed one could maximise a story’s impact by almost completely eschewing adjectives and other “curly” words.

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The concept is similar to the commonly used “less is more” but, in architecture, I see it in terms of elegant simplicity … a marriage of form and function that is simultaneously austere and pleasing to the eye.

It’s hard to achieve but, oh, when the architect gets it right you’re left asking yourself what the fuss is all about but, at the same time catching your breath in admiration.

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