Longtime Friends Reunite to Transform an 80-Year-Old Cottage in Cape Town

Local architect Liani Douglas and her university classmate first bonded over a shared aesthetic. More than a decade later, they put it into practice.

Derek White jokes that he was in his second year of university when he "started vetting architects" for his future home." That’s when I met Liani—I don’t know if we would have been friends if we didn’t share a sense of aesthetics," Derek says wryly as Liani Douglas listens in. 

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