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Mod beauty in an old setting This newly built home is situated in one of Joburg’s oldest suburbs and is close to the delights of Delta Park Insider’s Guide to Lyndhurst

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WWW.HEIBERGESTATES.COM ATWWW.HEIBERGESTATES.COM USAT VISIT VISIT US ON SHOW SAT 11:00-14:30 POINTERS FROM TRAM/MAIN/KLEINE STREET

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R2,495M SUPER CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! AN IMMACULATE, WARM-HEARTED HOME WITHIN 2KM TO TUKS, OUR BEST SCHOOLS AND SHOPPING MALLS! This character filled and spacious, neat as a pin property, is surrounded by huge trees, an easy manageable landscaped garden and lots of bird song – quiet and tranquil! It has extra high ceilings to keep it cool in summer and with eye catching, gleaming wooden floors. This ideal family home offers 3 living areas, plus an outside veranda and entertainment area overlooking the pool and lovely, landscaped garden. There are 4 bedrooms with ample built-in cupboards, 2 bathrooms and a spacious study with lots of built-in shelving - all clustered together in a lock-up safety wing. The farm style kitchen with lots of built-in cupboard space, is perfect for early morning family gatherings and to enjoy breakfast together. Outbuildings: SQ with bathroom, store room, garage plus 2 carports. General security is good! Video: https://youtu.be/BoMv-XsQSS8 Bambie 083 654 3773

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R2,2M. GUARANTEED BEST PRICED, BEST VALUE PROPERTY IN THIS QUIET AND CENTRAL NEIGHBOURHOOD – PERFECT FOR LIVE-AND-WORK/OFFICES PLUS GARDEN COTTAGE Easy, short walking distance to Waterkloof Primary School and Brooklyn Mall – house plus garden cottage can could also double-up for educational related after-school extra classes. Sunny and north facing, neat as a pin, lovingly modernized with very good quality finishes – kitchen with granite tops and separate laundry area. Sun stoep, spacious open plan lounge and dining room with wooden parquet floors. 4 Bedrooms, 2 modernized bathrooms - one section can be used as a separate and spacious granny flat with own kitchen, lounge and bathroom facilities! BONUS: SELF-CONTAINED GARDEN STUDIO: open plan, lovely kitchen and shower bathroom. Neat and easy manageable garden. Ideal for young family. Pool and braai area. LINK: https://youtu. be/txPsOhES5wc Bambie 083 654 3773 ALSO TO RENT: HOUSE R12 000 PLUS STUDIO R4 000 – Call Lauriann 082 858 7256

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R2,785M. GOOD AND QUIET JOLIVIET STREET ADDRESS, RECENTLY MODERNIZED – JUST MOVE IN! Spacious main house PLUS fully and spacious self-contained flat. Living areas with lovely Parquet wooden floors. Dining room, spacious lounge with cozy fire place and huge glass/ sliding doors leading to peaceful, outside entertainment area. Revamped and very spacious kitchen. Main house with three north facing bedrooms and modernized bathroom. FLAT: open plan living area with kitchen, spacious en-suite bedroom – CAN ALOS BE USED AS A PRIVATE OFFICE WING. Easy manageable and child friendly garden, lock-up garage plus two carports. Good security, neat servant’s quarters. Bambie 083 654 3773 TO RENT – IMMEDIATE OCCUPATION: R16 850 LAURIANN 082 858 7256 Videos: https://youtu.be/AhQlpxJ1rFo

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R2,495M LOVELY, WELL SITUATED AND IMMACULATE PROPERTY CLOSE TO MENLO PARK SCHOOLS IN QUIET STREET! Very good location and within 3-5minutes drive to Menlo Park Primary or Brooklyn Primary Schools. Sunny, north facing living areas and bedrooms! Lovingly modernized and in a mint condition! Spacious open plan lounge and dining room area, family room open plan with super modernized kitchen with granite tops and both electric as well as gas appliances! Private guest room OR STUDY, plus 3 bedrooms with ample built-in cupboards and 2 bathrooms clustered together in lock-up safety heaven! Outside store room/ laundry with shower bathroom, double garage plus additional safe under roof premises parking. Easy manageable and child friendly garden, good security, low maintenance property! LINK: https://youtu.be/ ex1yUKbqthw Bambie 083 654 3773

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S R3 296 500 COSY AND COMFORTABLE FAMILY LIVING IN THE HEART OF BROOKLYN NEAR ALL MAJOR ROUTES, SHOPS, SCHOOLS AND UP!! This cosy family home with wooden flooring offers a spacious living area overlooking a sunny enclosed veranda area with views over the smaller easy manageable garden. 4 Spacious and sunny bedrooms clustered together in the hallway with 2 bathrooms PLUS a separate guest toilet. Farm style functional kitchen with wash-up area and enough space to fit a 6 seater breakfast table. BONUS: Study. Paved entertainment area on the side of the house with a built-in in barbeque and shaded netting retractable roof cover . Servant quarters. Double lock up garage PLUS 2 extra parking bays alongside the house. Electric fence. Excellent security. Bambie: 083 654 3773

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LUXURY FLATS SELLING, OCCUPATION SOON! “PECAN PLACE” UNITS FROM R1,848M - NO TRANSFER DUTY! NEW SECTIONAL TITLE DEVELOPMENT IN QUIET STREET ON THE DOORSTEP TO BROOKLYN MALL! JUST THE BEST OF THE BEST FOR THE BEST OF THE BEST! IDEAL LOCATION 1KM TO BROOKLYN SHOPPING MALL. Suburb quality finishes, spacious, all units sunny and north facing. Ground units with private gardens, ULTRA LUXURIOUS 2 + 3 bedroom units, TWO breathtaking penthouses with great views. Hansgrohe taps, Geberit Sanitary ware, kitchen appliances included, centralized DSTV and high speed broadband 24/7 Wi-Fi connectivity. Best smart security with app controlled alarm system per unit. Lock-up garage and carport availability. Balconies! See Video: https://youtu.be/4EzUHHJzz3w CALL US NOW! BAMBIE 083 654 3773

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S R3,385M. BOYS HIGH ON YOUR DOORSTEP – 5 MINUTE WALK! GREAT LOCATION, WEST OF JAN SHOBA (DUNCAN) STREET. Also perfect as investment property with rental potential of up to R40 000 per month! Low maintenance and well-kept with lovely garden, pool and outdoor entertainment facilities! Dining room next to Miele Kitchen with both gas- and electrical appliances, granite tops. Huge lounge with built-in fireplace. 6 Bedrooms all with built-in cupboards, 3 bathrooms. Enormous outside studio PLUS private luxury guest suite. Carports for 4 vehicles, excellent security – was rented to diplomats. Link: https://www.youtube.com/ embed/rNkfF2WiPhk. Bambie 083 654 3773

R1,7M PERFECT FOR A YUPPIE OR YOUNGER FAMILY – MODERNIZED WITH PIZAZZ, AROUND THE CORNER FROM MENLO PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL AND HAZELWOOD RESTAURANTS. This beautifully renovated duet house offers a complete modernised feel, with sunny and spacious, open plan tiled living areas plus small open plan study! Comfortable, smaller sized garden size for kids to play whiles you entertain friends and family in the covered entertainment/braai area with granite finishes. Bonus: Garden built-in boma under huge tree. Modernised kitchen with granite work tops, lots of cupboards and breakfast nook. 3 Sunny and spacious bedrooms with built-in cupboards PLUS 2 full bathrooms all safely clustered together in the hallway. BONUS: Outside laundry room with storeroom and bathroom which consist of a shower, toilet and basin – also ideal for SQ. Double lock-up garage with direct access to the house PLUS covered carport parking for at least another 3 vehicles! Pre- paid electricity! Good security! Lauriann 082 858 7256

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R1,85m WORKING AT UNISA, ZAR OR WANT TO BE IN QUIET STREET CLOSE TO EVERYTHING – DON’T MISS THIS WELL-PRICED PROPERTY! This charming double story family home offers an entrance hall with direct access to the double lock up garage. Cosy dining area situated next to the kitchen as well as a large and sunny TV / lounge area with a wooden deck overlooking the easy manageable treed garden plus a sparkling pool. Functional kitchen with built-in cupboards, wash-up area and pantry. UPSTAIRS: 3 Spacious, sunny bedrooms with 2 bathrooms PLUS study or to be utilised as a baby room. Spacious main-en-suite with ample built-in cupboards. 2ND AND 3RD bedrooms with access to private balcony overlooking the garden and offers nice views over Pretoria!. All bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs clustered together in a lockable safe haven! Alarm system. Sprinkler system, child friendly garden. Good security! VIDEO: https://youtu.be/Xgjm6Qs7YBI TO RENT: R12 000.00PM. Lauriann 082 858 7256

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R3,485M. A CLASSIC WATERKLOOF PROPERTY, WELL LOCATED IN QUIET, TREED CLARK STREET – MODERNIZED TO MAKE IT AN IDEAL AND HAPPY FAMILY HOME! Spacious, interlinking tiled and north facing living areas – flowing unto huge under roof entertainment patio overlooking cool garden with huge trees and swimming pool. Big lounge with cosy fireplace and built-in bar. Huge and well equipped, granite finished kitchen with scullery. 4 Bedrooms with lots of newly installed built-in cupboards, and 2 modernized bathrooms all clustered together in lock-up safety heaven. BONUS: OUTSIDE FLATLET FOR RENTAL OR GRANDPARENTS (IN FINAL PROCESS OF REFURBISHMENT). Garage, double carport with additional safe premises parking space. Excellent security. Bambie 083 654 3773

R3,885M. SOMETHING MODERN AND EXCITING WITH UNIQUE FEATURES CLOSE TO THE GOLF COURSE IN QUIET STREET. Modern, neat as a pin and well maintained – just put down your suitcases! A special point of reference is the sun filled, extra spacious and interlinking living areas, some with double volume ceilings – all with glass sliding doors overlooking the garden, entertainment and pool area. Spacious and wellequipped kitchen with separate scullery. Study, plus 3 x double sized -en suite bedrooms with ample built-in cupboards, excellent quality finishes for all the modernized bathrooms. Double garage, solar panels. Servant’s quarters, storage space. Excellent security! Video Link: https://youtu. be/1GHLgFKws9M Bambie:083 654 3773 Cheline 071 218 4154

R998 000 NEW RELEASE FLOWER FOUNDATION, LIFERIGHT – PROFIT SHARING WHEN YOU SELL ONE DAY – GOOD CAPITAL GROWTH!! EXCELLENT LOCATION – RETIRE IN COMFORT AND ENJOY THIS LOVELY, SUNNY 2 BEDROOM UNIT! Only for 60+ people, great location close to local Groenkloof Shopping Centre and right next door to Groenkloof Life Hospital! Well-kept complex with great neighbours, enjoy the tranquillity and lovely gardens of this central located complex. Ground unit with outside entertainment veranda, super spacious open plan living, well equipped kitchen, 2 north facing bedrooms with lots of built-in cupboards. Bathroom with bath and shower as well as space for a washing machine, separate guest toilet and basin. Lock-up garage. No pets, low levies. No frail care on premises, good security. Bambie 083 654 3773

R787 000 NEW RELEASE FLOWER FOUNDATION – SUNNY AND NORTH FACING ONE BEDROOM – PROFIT SHARING. Only for 60+ people, great location close to local Groenkloof Shopping Centre and right next door to Groenkloof Life Hospital! Well-kept complex with great neighbours, enjoy the tranquillity and lovely gardens of this central located complex. Little garden, spacious and north facing open plan living with huge, private stoep with nice views over Lukasrand. One bedroom with ample built-in cupboards. Full bathroom with shower and bath, space for washing machine, linen cupboards. Lock-up garage. No frail care on premises, no pets, good security, low levies. Bambie 083 654 3773

R23 850.00 PM. RECENTLY REFURBISHED AND MODERNISED FAMILY LIVING WITH A PERFECT LOCATION IN FEHERSEN STREET. Neat and very well maintained family home with superb location near all major routes, schools, Brooklyn Mall and UP!! This beautiful property offers an entrance hall with 4 spacious light and sunny open plan living areas flowing to a beautiful landscaped garden and family sized pool PLUS covered entertainment area with built in barbeque. Extra spacious Semi open plan kitchen with granite tops, ample cupboard space, gas cooker and separate wash up area. 3 Spacious bedrooms with 2 bathrooms (master bedroom with en-suite bathroom as well as walk in cupboard PLUS HUGE BONUS: Own lounge study area. All bedrooms are clustered together in a lockable safe haven! Double lock up garage. Alarm System. Electric fence. Wendy house and outside bathroom. GARDENING SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE RENT! Occupation: 1 Dec 2019!! Lauriann: 082 858 7256

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R24 850.00 PM SPOIL YOURSELF WITH THIS SECURE AND COMFORTABLE FAMILY HOME LITERARY 300 M FROM LYNNWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL!! Things just got better with this perfectly located property in a pan handle setting which offers an entrance hall flowing to 3 EXTRA SPACIOUS and semi open plan living areas all overlooking the huge covered entertainment area with built- in barbeque and pizza oven. Beautiful easy manageable treed garden with perfect size lawn for the kids to play PLUS sparkling pool! Bonus: Separate open air entertainment veranda with views! Modernised kitchen with granite tops, ample built-in cupboards , gas cooker, separate wash up area and pantry. Separate guest suite with a shower bathroom and own entrance! Clustered together in the hallway another 3 sunny bedrooms with built-in cupboards and 2 full bathrooms (master bedroom with en-suite bathroom) PLUS STUDY and guest toilet! Servant quarters. Double lock up garage PLUS . Impeccable and HI-TECH security / alarm system! OCCUPATION : JAN / FEB 2020!! LAURIANN 082 858 7256

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R6,5M+VAT EXTREMELY WELL PRICED AND EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY, MODERN OFFICE BLOCK IN MINT CONDITION! PERFECT ADDRESS AND LESS THAN 3 MINUTE DRIVE TO N1 LYNNWOOD ROAD OFF RAMP AND UNIVERSITY PRETORIA CAMPUS. *Ideal for Corporate HQ! *Two independent storeys with own amenities and entrances can be used for one or two businesses! *Existing floor plans can easily be altered at low cost to give new owner ideal floor plan layout *Ground floor with reception and several air conditioned offices, first floor hugely open plan area with directors offices and huge balcony that can also be enclosed for more offices *Safe premises parking: 17 under cover and 6 visitors parking *Excellent security, server room. *Quick occupation possible. Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/8K6w8o3JWfA Bambie 083 654 3773

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R4,695MM. PRICE DRASTICALLY REDUCED! IMMEDIATE OCCUPATION! A MODERN, UPMARKET AND FULLY ZONED OFFICE BLOCK ±1KM TO SARS/BROOKLYN MALL! *Best street address where everyone wants to be! *Two independent floors (165m² per floor) – each with private entrances, security and private bathroom and kitchen facilities to accommodate two businesses if needed *Upmarket, modern and filled with natural light, perfect for professional services related entities like attorneys, architects, auditors, call center, etc. *Ground floor: own kitchen and bathroom facilities, open plan – Design your won floor layout!*First floor: Board Room, 4 offices PLUS open plan configuration with working stations that can fit up to 16 employees, own facilities *14 Under roof parking’s on the premises, good security! *Fully zoned – documentation and floor plans available. VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/embed/vVow75VKnxs Bambie 083 654 3773

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HE weather seems to be gearing up for the last month of the decade, ensuring we are blessed with a summery December. Our gardens are bursting alive with flowers and birds, homes are putting holiday vibes on and even more visitors are arriving to bring new life to where we live. I have friends all over the world and this week have received an amazing number of winter Christmas videos and photos as the northern hemisphere prepares for the darker days and possible snow. Meanwhile, here we are putting watermelon on the table, stoking up the braai and drawing open the curtains to let life in. It’s been a long winter, you’ve made it. Time to take off your shoes, let your hair down, wake up the household and let the party begin.

Colour D your lifestyle A design expert’s tips to ensure you add just the right amount of ‘pop’ to small spaces

Vivian Warby and team

Choose accent pieces of furniture to add colour punch to a room. PICTURE: GUSTAVO PERES

ESIGN articles often suggest a “pop of colour” to perk up an overly neutral palette in your home. But if you live in tight quarters, how do you know how many pops are too many? We asked New York designer Debbie Lori Travin of DLT Interiors to share her insights about using colour in the home, particularly when you are living in a studio or one-bedroom apartment, or in a home with smaller rooms. “The use of colour in a small space needs to be done strategically and sparingly,” Travin says. “If there’s too much colour, the space becomes unsophisticated looking, more like a child’s room. If there is not enough colour, it could look dull and uninspiring.” Here are Travin’s recommended steps to using just the right amount of colour in a small space: 1 Start with a neutral palette for the key pieces of furniture, which include the sofa and chairs. 2 Decide which accent colours makes you happy and go with them. Remember, you want to design a room you enjoy looking at and spending time in. 3 Once you decide which accent colour you like most, decide where you would like to use it. Using colour sparingly and

precisely is a challenge and requires editing accordingly. Here are other ways to use colour in a small room: Add colour with the cushions. Travin chose light blue and orange for one room because her client loved that combination. Choose an accent piece of furniture in a colour to add personality and punch into the room. For example, she chose to use a soft, blue animal print fabric on benches in one project which, she said, added panache to the room and balanced with the light blue cushions on the sofa. Incorporate artwork This is a great way to introduce colour into a small space. In her client’s home, she added a large painting with oranges and blues over the sofa to tie in and bring all the colours together. Include metal In a client’s home she added gold accents in the cocktail table and side tables as well as in the lighting. Gold is a warm metal and works well with oranges and blues, she says. Silver accents add a cooler tone to blues and oranges. Either one works beautifully and adds another dimension to your room’s colours. “Make sure you do not overuse colour in a small room,” Travin says. “Choose wisely with the cushions, accent furniture, artwork or accessories and keep most of the base of the furniture neutral, and then you will have a room that is both sophisticated as well as inviting.” – Washington Post


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A modern home set in an old, established suburb.

PRICE: R7 250 000.00; to rent: R45 000 pm The living area in this Craighall Park home is filled with natural light.

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OUND in a quiet, secure section of sought-after Craighall Park, Joburg, this newly built north-facing four-bedroom modern masterpiece is ideal for a family. Originally farm land, Craighall Park was hours from the Joburg CBD by horse or ox wagon more than 100 years ago. Today, locals have Delta Park and its more than 104ha of lush recreational land for dog walks, horse rides, jogging, cycling and family fun. The suburb’s median property prices are increasing in a depressed market, with large units of between 1 000m² and 2 000m², secure upmarket estates and sectional title units. One can find older homes on huge stands for under R3 million or modern architectural marvels for more than R10m. This property greets one with a large double-volume entrance hall, well illuminated with skylights, allowing natural light to pour in. Moving further, one steps into an entertainment space with three airy free-flow reception rooms. Stacking doors lead to a spacious covered entertainment patio with built-in braai overlooking a rimflow pool and a beautifully landscaped wrap-around garden. The modern open-plan kitchen provides ample cupboard space and is well fitted, with its own courtyard, domestic room and separate laundry area A passageway to the bedrooms has floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on to enclosed tropical court-

yards and gardens, allowing an abundance of natural light in during the day. Each bedroom is en suite with doors out to the garden and hi-tech heat sensors on each showerhead in the bathrooms. The master bedroom is private with a large walk-in cupboard and full bathroom, as well as a sliding door out to its own private courtyard and outdoor shower. A delightful fitted guest suite features its own entrance, a kitchenette area and a door to the front garden. Craighall Park is one of Joburg’s top five suburbs in terms of property growth. Delta Park provides quick and convenient access to the Joburg, Sandton, Rosebank and Randburg CBDs, and to top restaurants and coffee shops. Security cameras are mounted throughout the streets. Patrolling security vehicles and road guards add to the sense of safety and security.

Are you interested in this property? Lara Bragge 082 773 4659 larabragge@ realestateservices.co.za Daniel Kvalsvig 071 914 5955 danielkvalsvig@ realestateservices.co.za

To have your home featured as the Home of the Week, please contact Amar Belmedani on 011 633 2305 or 082 348 0776 or Liezel Williams on 011 633 2307 or 083 603 7620


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Lyndhurst is central and, therefore, allows for reasonable travel times to almost any part of Joburg when commuting to and from work. ZANELE NCUBE R E A LT O R , A C U T T S E STAT E AG E N T S

Lyndhurst is predominantly freehold, but this looks set to change as they make way for sectional titles and clusters. PICTURE:NOKUTHULA MBATHA/AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY(ANA)

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YNDHURST is a good place to make an investment at the moment. Investors and developers have an opportunity to purchase a large stand with a view to developing sectional titles – there’s every reason to believe their initial investments will be repaid handsomely down the road. Acutts Estate Agents realtor and Lyndhurst resident Zanele Ncube recently witnessed a property of more than 3 000m² sell for just R1.45 million in a deal she views as partly the result of the prevailing buyer’s market. “I’d encourage more developers to take an interest in the area as I believe more value can be derived from converting the large land spaces

into sectional title schemes. The Lyndhurst area has been fully developed and there isn’t much space to develop townhouses unless one purchases one of the bigger stands and changes it into a sectional title scheme.” She says the houses are of a superior build quality compared to most modern developments and reckons the suburb was developed around 1900. Lyndhurst is predominantly freehold, although this looks set to change as more freeholds make way for intensive land-use developments such as sectionals and clusters, as is happening in most parts of the city. The few developments to have occurred in Lyndhurst so far have been mainly for letting, says Ncube. “The stand sizes are quite generous, ranging from 1 487m² to

3 067m²,” she says, noting that a stand sold for less than R1.5m was 3 007m² in size. The maximum paid for a property transfer in the suburb in the past months was R1.65m, the minimum R450 000, says Ncube. “Lyndhurst is experiencing a buyer’s market, as is the rest of the property market in South Africa and, therefore, has seen quite a few sellers having to compromise on their initial asking prices or risk having the properties sit on the market for more than a year.” The most expensive properties are likely to top out at R1.8m, in line with the predominant LSM for the area, and these have elicited little interest, given the current economic climate, says Ncube. “The general population in Lynd-

hurst belongs to LSM 9 with an average household income of between R30 000 and R40 000 a month. Like the surrounding areas of Glenhazel, Sydenham, Highlands North and Fairmont, Lyndhurst has a considerable Jewish community and maintains a balanced demographic.” Apart from its relative affordability, Lyndhurst also attracts interest for the essential amenities close by such as Balfour Park Mall, Lyndhurst Square and schools such as Eden College and Lyndhurst Primary School. “Lyndhurst is also central and, therefore, allows for reasonable travel times to almost any part of Joburg when commuting to and from work. The area also has the coverage of Community Active Protection which helps make the area safer,” says Ncube.

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Max Mpofu’s favourite places and things to do Jay Jay Meat Suppliers This is a buy-and-braai outlet. It’s lively and a great hangout in the neighbourhood. Pretoria Road, Lyndhurst. 011 882 7048

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Gillooly’s Farm There are lots of things you can do, from playing golf to picnicking and bird watching, to name just a few. 47 Boeing West Road, Bedfordview. 0860 543 000

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Virgin Active It offers the full health complement and is a great place to work out. It’s relaxing. Balfour Park Shopping Centre, corner Louis Botha Avenue and Athol Street, Balfour Park. 011 440 4770

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Schaffler’s Nursery & Under the Trees Breakfast, outdoor seating, cosy. 28 Johannesburg Road, Lyndhurst. 011 786 0323 Niri’s Curry Bar Cash only, casual, vegetarian options. Corner 2nd Avenue and Johannesburg Road, Lyndhurst. 081 809 0979

Lyndhurst fitted the bill as it was close to my workplace. I also liked the fact that it’s relatively peaceful and safe. Thirdly, I’m an athlete. For a runner such as myself Lyndhurst was ideal for having all kinds of terrain. It is also Uber and public-transport friendly. Not to be overlooked is the convenience of Lyndhurst Square, which provides a host of shopping and other services.

RESIDENT MAX MPOFU

18-35: 11% 36-49: 41% 50-64: 30% 65+: 19% Average house prices

Freehold: R1 550 000 Sectional Title: R700 000


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Y MAKING a few subtle changes, you can turn your home into a cool haven during the summer months.

UPDATE YOUR SPACE It’s time to swop anything that reminds you of cold weather with lighter, brighter accessories. Store heaters and thick blankets out of sight and exchange winter scatter cushions with cheerful patterned ones. If your entertaining area needs a facelift, it’s not as hard or expensive as you may think. Add a carefree feel by throwing down a colourful carpet in weather-proof fabrics, or opt for natural fabrics such as coir, sea grass and sisal if your outdoor space is under cover. A breezy, lightweight throw for outside couches also screams summer, and organising suitable storage for towels and pool accessories means less mess when entertaining around the pool. BE SMART To save having to dart to the kitchen every time someone needs a refill, keep a stocked drinks trolley – complete with ice buckets – on hand. Consider a portable fire pit to add warmth once the sun goes down. And don’t forget the cool tunes – good quality Bluetooth speakers needn’t break the bank. CONSIDER YOUR COLOURS The start of the holidays is a good time to tackle small

PICTURE: OSWALDO MARTINEZ

Simple seasonal updates are key to making your home fit for sunshine entertaining

painting jobs. Sand, varnish and oil wooden balustrades, outdoor furniture, picnic tables and window frames to ensure they stay in tip-top condition in the elements. Update tired furniture with a lick of paint, and experiment with colours. Plascon’s Favourite Hue for 2020 is Mulberry Leaf, a rich green shade that could also work brilliantly on an accent wall. Complement this burst of green with a warm neutral (Cream of Mushroom), golden tones (Gold Cadillac) or a trendy copper pink (Warm Welcome). LIGHT THE WAY Fairy lights strung through trees, on awnings and above garden pathways add an instant touch of festivity and whimsy. Modern hurricane pendants, with black steel frames and clear glass shades are bang on trend, boasting a wonderful ability to add a rustic-inspired style to both indoor and outdoor spaces. As Melissa Davidson from The Lighting Warehouse says, these pieces combine Georgian-inspired undertones with a sleek, contemporary simplicity. “Whether they are added to your outdoor patio or installed indoors in your home’s entryway, over your dining room table, or in your kitchen, these oversized lanterns are bold and audacious, and they have the ability to draw the eye upwards to make a room seem more expansive, pulled together and infinitely more elegant.” SEAT YOURSELF If you love to entertain, your outdoor space needs to include

plenty of seating options to cater for large groups of family and friends. Invest in a large table and chairs plus another zone with extra casual seating to provide you and your guests with a choice of places to come together, or escape if the need arises. Keep in mind that outdoor furniture often gets moved around so opt for lightweight materials that will withstand the harsh summer sun. Sunken seating areas offer a more intimate, relaxed feel and can be dotted with oversized, textured cushions for an on-trend boho feel. POOL PLEASURES It’s time to get to grips with the time and attention it takes to keep with water sparkling and blue. Nothing puts a damper on a summer gathering more than a green, algaeinfested pool. If you’re struggling to maintain the correct pH levels, take a water sample to your closest pool shop where they can recommend the correct concoction of chemicals to keep it in good health. THROW SOME SHADE A day-time summer gathering invariably calls for shelter from the elements. Canvas umbrellas, retractable awnings, shutters and screens can work wonders when it comes to reducing glare, adding privacy and limiting the effects of wind. GOOD SCENTS Citronella candles add atmosphere and do a good job of keeping mosquitoes at bay. Buy pillar candles in summer scents and place them in glass hurricane jars to prevent them blowing out.

When you’re stocking up, get yourself party ready too. ◆ Keep lots of beverages and snacks on hand for impromptu gatherings. ◆ Make sure the braai grid is clean and buy plenty of charcoal. ◆ Clean the outdoor chairs and cushions. ◆ Make sure you have bug spray and sunblock.


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The scent of lavender mixed with the hint of roses creates a sensory explosion along this pergola designed by landscaper Shirley Wallington. PICTURE: KAY MONTGOMERY

HEAVEN SCENT THIS SEASON

Design your garden for smells that encourage one to linger in the space, and not just for colour and visual appeal

BY K AY M O N TG O M E RY

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OME plants spread their scents far and wide, others are fragrant at certain times of the day or evening, recalling memories. The scents we love are not only to pleasure us, but to attract pollinators. “Scents bring memories and memories bring nostalgic pleasure,” wrote gardening expert Thalassa Cruso. Helen Keller described the sense of smell as that of “a fallen angel” for scent is intangible and subtle. It is difficult to describe scent, as each person perceives and reacts differently, and while it can have a calming, stimulating or refreshing effect on one person, it may cause a different reaction in others. Some scents can dominate those with more delicate perfume. Too many scents in one place can be overpowering, so plants are best spread around the garden. Use non-fragrant plants to intermingle with scented varieties. Place scented flowers and foliage at the entrance to the garden, near windows and doors and along pathways. Position containers of scented plants near entrances to welcome visitors and beneath windows to let the perfume drift indoors. Pots of scented flowers on patios and near seating areas add to the enjoyment of sitting outside.

FAVOURITE SUMMER SCENTS Roses Bourbon rose “Mme Isaac Pereire” has richly scented magentapink flowers, fragrant “Mme Alfred Carriere” has clusters of whiteflushed, soft-pink blooms. Hybrid musk roses are known for their fragrance. “Felicia” has clusters of silvery-pink flowers and “Penelope” has trusses of scented white flowers.

Englishman David Austin bred roses that combined the charm and rich fragrance of old roses with the colour range and repeat-flowering of modern roses. “Sharifa Asma” is citrus scented, “Clare Austin” myrrh, “The Lady Gardener” tea and vanilla, and “Munstead Wood” has a rich old rose scent. Some rose names will tell you which are richly scented – “Addictive Allure”, “Perfume Passion”, “Dermalogica Passion”, “Scentsational”, “Sheila’s Perfume” and “Fragrant Cloud”. One of the most popular roses, “Double Delight”, is creamy white with strawberry-red petals and a fruity fragrance. Gardenia The buds of gardenias open into satiny white flowers with an exotic scent. Gardenia augusta from China and Japan has dark green shiny leaves and waxy white flowers, and cultivar “Florida” has double white flowers. Compact growing G “Radicans” is ideal for pot culture. Gardenias need moist, acid soil, good air circulation and morning sun. The forest or wild gardenia (Gardenia thunbergia) is an indigenous forest species that does best in warm climates. It grows to 3m and has sweetly-scented white flowers. Star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) from China is not a jasmine species, but is named so because of its starry white flowers and scent. Grow as a climber, ground cover or clipped hedge. Honey scents The false olive (Buddleja saligna) is indigenous with tiny creamy-white flowers and a honey scent from spring to summer. Grow as a pioneer plant, windbreak or clipped hedge. The honeybell bush (Freylinia lanceolata) has honey-scented flowers that attract butterflies. Alyssum has a delicate honey scent and is among the most useful

of annuals for a quick “carpet” effect. Use it in pots, to edge paths, and in between the treads of steps and paving.

THE EVENING GARDEN Fragrance plays an important role in an evening garden, where scents drift onto patios and through open windows. Lilies are a favourite for their elegant flowers and for their strong perfume. White flowers often attract night-time pollinators, not only because they are visible in the dark, but also if their blooms are scented. Indigenous orchid, Mystacidium capense, is an epiphytic (tree) orchid with dainty arching sprays of scented white flowers. For semi-shade and for twilight gardens grow the tall tobacco plant (Nicotiana alata) with tubular white flowers and the metre-high woodland tobacco (N sylvestris) with long white tubular white flowers, both with an evening scent. More evening scents include the dainty lilac stock (Matthiola bicornis), tuberose and hosta.

SCENTED FOLIAGE For year-round scent and attractive silver-grey foliage, there is nothing better than lavender species and cultivars and lavender-scented santolina with finely cut leaves of silvery grey to edge a path or border. Scented geraniums (pelargoniums) are grown for their attractive leaf shapes and scents, such as lemon, orange, rose, peppermint, nutmeg and balsam that release their scent when touched or crushed. The foliage of many of the fynbos buchus is scented; confetti bush (Coleonema album) has aromatic needle-like leaves and a lemon scent; the needle-shaped leaves of indigenous wild rosemary (Eriocephalus africanus) are aromatic.

ABOVE: The white flowers of the indigenous orchid (Mystacidium capense) are highly scented at night and believed to be pollinated by moths. PICTURE: LUKAS OTTO LEFT: The peppermint-scented pelargonium (Pelargonium tomentosum) is an aromatic, low-growing sub-shrub. PICTURE: NEW PLANT NURSERY BELOW: The beautiful red and yellow rose ‘Double Delight’ produces highly perfumed blooms with a spicy, citrus scent.


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