Before & after: An ecofriendly home from repurposed logs and planks

Sue and Bruce Macdonald built their ecofriendly family home using repurposed logs, planks and mountain stones from their own plot.

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Before

The Macdonald’s used gum poles from a nearby demolished log house and large stones cleared from their plot to build their dream home on a slope in Noordhoek.
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Before

The views from the stoep of this Noordehoek eco home are expansive – you can see both the Atlantic Ocean on the left and Indian Ocean on the right!
Foto: Francois Oberholster

Foto: Francois Oberholster

The Macdonalds painted their home’s exterior grey to blend into the surrounding landscape. The log walls were painted with a specially mixed mid-tone grey by Paintsmiths while the windows and exterior doors received a lick of lighter grey – Dulux Dusted Moss 3. The colour works well with the rich orange-brown of the mountain stones used on the front walls and in the garden.

Check out the rest of the Macdonalds’ ecofriendly log home in the September issue of Home magazine.