In 2000, the current owners bought the house and lovingly restored it over time to its current splendour. Wietske’s vast experience as project manager in the construction industry proved to be invaluable.
Two of the bedrooms in the old dwelling were converted into what is, today, the breakfast room overlooking the garden and swimming pool. The outbuildings were stylishly refurbished to accommodate their three daughters. After their children left home in 2010, they transformed the children’s section of the house to guest facilities and added another floor to allow guests to enjoy the beautiful views of the Stellenbosch mountains.
They took great care to retrieve and restore as much as possible of the original material in the house. Bundles of old, weathered timber were given new life as the architectural core of the restored building. Surplus blackwood cornices became mirror frames. The patio and kitchen furniture were crafted from the original oregon pine rafters. The Rhodesian teak parquet floors were retained and restored to their former glory, keeping with their passion to provide guests with an authentic old Cape experience.