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Dream Home | Private Property (1 of 11)

Dylan and I have just moved into our third home together.

It’s been amazing to have already been in two places that we’ve bought, fixed up and have let go.

It started small, from a flat in a complex to a house in Parkhurst, but I feel a growing passion for property, spaces and interiors. Something Dylan and I would love to invest more time into.

We still own our Parkhurst home (there are many a post about it on the blog), and it is a space we really LOVE, miss sorely and would love to go back to one day. It’s been in three magazines and really is our labour of love.

Cape Town property is another ball game completely! All anybody seems to want is a nice, two bedroom apartment in Tamboerskloof with a view and these (at the right price) don’t come up often.

The City Bowl was our first choice for obvious reasons but when you’re moving cities and you’re anxious about where you’re going to live and something beautiful comes up (and within budget!) you sign that lease quickly sir! So we’re renting a super cute flat in Claremont. It’s old and lovely and is basically our old house on a smaller scale.

We don’t mind living in the ‘burbs but what we’re really missing is a view, and some sort of outside space.

Sometimes I do a fantasy trawl on Property24, and this week I think I found my dream home!

I think a couple of photographers slash entrepreneurs would be really happy in a place like this! Now we just need to win the lottery! Ha!

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I love everything about this house and right now it’s everything my home dreams are made of!

Wide open spaces, industrial and designed.

Imagine living high above the city, surrounded by beautiful buildings with tons of natural light streaming in!

I can imagine drinking G&T’s on that deck in summer, watching the sun fade over the city and seeing all the city lights come on. It would be quite an epic place to live.

Here’s the link to the full ad, maybe it’s within budget or maybe you could rustle up some lotto winnings?

How would you describe your Perfect Home?

I have a challenge for you guys:

1. Go for a little fantasy trawl on Property24. There are a lot of beautiful homes there.

2. Then I want you to tweet describing your dream space using the hashtag #PerfectHome.

It could be something you found while trawling, or it can be anything that you love or maybe seen on Pinterest.

You could win R5000 in @home vouchers to buy something that will compliment your dream home.

Just remember to use the hashtag so we can track your dreamy entries.

Good luck and get tweeting!

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    Robyn Swart
    January 16, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Done 🙂

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    January 16, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Love this.. nothing like home inspiration to get me nesting and styling our place! This would help so much with all the 2015 alterations i cant wait to make!

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    Bailey Schneider
    January 16, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    We are in the process of moving and decorating and this would be so useful! I’ve tweeted and never mind crossing fingers, I’m turning myself into a pretzel! Happy Weekend!

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    Mila CB
    January 22, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Hey Emma, this is indeed a dream home. Do you have a copy of our Jan/Feb issue of House and Leisure…if so, turn to page 76, you’ll love what you see…

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    Nikola Dill
    January 27, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    I love your blog! This is off the topic but please can you help me!How do I start a blog? I am clueless! Is it free? Thank you In advance!

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