Simple, organic, natural and warm this wine, olive and fruit farm named Maison just outside Franschhoek. There were two existing structures on the site; a 1920’s house and a barn dating from the 18th century. The barn itself was repaired and inhabited by Van der Merwe Miszewski Architects to form the heart of the home – being the living, dining and cooking spaces. Contemporary, but not too modern, no doors and large windows. Everything and everyone can breathe in this home. The inside and outside spaces are often only separated by glass, so you’re always aware of the giant oaks, and the expanse of indigenous grasses, wild garlic, arum lilies and watsonias Tarna Klitzner of Kala Landscape Architects planted around the house.