The Fagans, Cape Town. Photographed for Freunden von Freunden by Antonia Heil & Desmond Louw
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The Fagans

hello! please excuse the radio silence since last week, but we just got back from an epic road trip (which you might have noticed on Instagram, more on that tomorrow) so there is a LOAD of catching up to do around here! and what better way than sharing a beautiful home of two inspirational people – a place i am quite familiar with and have been dying to visit myself.

Gwen and Gawie Fagan are a somewhat legendary local couple who have a home called Die Es (The Hearth) in Camps Bay that they designed and built themselves in 1965. Gawie is an incredibly accomplished architect with a career spanning over 6 decades. Gwen was a medical doctor who changed professions and joined Gawie’s architectural firm in 1969 as a historical researcher & landscape planner. in 1995 she received her PhD in landscape architecture. they have 3 honorary doctorates between the two of them. they’re both almost 90 and haven’t stopped working.

in short: legends.

so it was really nice to see their home featured on FvF recently, interviewed and photographed by local photography couple Antonia Heil and Desmond Louw. Die Es is regularly open for architectural tours, which you can find out about here.

The Fagans, Cape Town. Photographed for Freunden von Freunden by Antonia Heil & Desmond Louw
The Fagans, Cape Town. Photographed for Freunden von Freunden by Antonia Heil & Desmond Louw
The Fagans, Cape Town. Photographed for Freunden von Freunden by Antonia Heil & Desmond Louw
The Fagans, Cape Town. Photographed for Freunden von Freunden by Antonia Heil & Desmond Louw
The Fagans, Cape Town. Photographed for Freunden von Freunden by Antonia Heil & Desmond Louw
The Fagans, Cape Town. Photographed for Freunden von Freunden by Antonia Heil & Desmond Louw
The Fagans, Cape Town. Photographed for Freunden von Freunden by Antonia Heil & Desmond Louw
The Fagans, Cape Town. Photographed for Freunden von Freunden by Antonia Heil & Desmond Louw
The Fagans, Cape Town. Photographed for Freunden von Freunden by Antonia Heil & Desmond Louw
The Fagans, Cape Town. Photographed for Freunden von Freunden by Antonia Heil & Desmond Louw
The Fagans, Cape Town. Photographed for Freunden von Freunden by Antonia Heil & Desmond Louw
The Fagans, Cape Town. Photographed for Freunden von Freunden by Antonia Heil & Desmond Louw
The Fagans, Cape Town. Photographed for Freunden von Freunden by Antonia Heil & Desmond Louw
The Fagans, Cape Town. Photographed for Freunden von Freunden by Antonia Heil & Desmond Louw
The Fagans, Cape Town. Photographed for Freunden von Freunden by Antonia Heil & Desmond Louw
The Fagans, Cape Town. Photographed for Freunden von Freunden by Antonia Heil & Desmond Louw
The Fagans, Cape Town. Photographed for Freunden von Freunden by Antonia Heil & Desmond Louw
The Fagans, Cape Town. Photographed for Freunden von Freunden by Antonia Heil & Desmond Louw

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11 Comments

  • Reply charlotte | the vintage vogue Tuesday 1 July, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    this space is so very rad. and I’m so glad you’re back!

  • Reply Die Es | Built with Love Tuesday 1 July, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    […] photographed by Antonia Heil and Desmond Louw from here […]

  • Reply @bekuhb Wednesday 2 July, 2014 at 12:06 am

    This house is what dreams are made of >> http://t.co/9PzFTsNWMe via @miss_moss

  • Reply Kate Whitney Chauncey Wednesday 2 July, 2014 at 9:23 am

    So divine! Thanks for sharing this.

  • Reply @azaroseuquerida Wednesday 2 July, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    invejei >> The Fagans http://t.co/mIistsm4r9

  • Reply @PemiBetty Wednesday 2 July, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    This house is beautiful: http://t.co/5hX5X6dcec

  • Reply Vicky Wednesday 2 July, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I read the interview in FvF! incredible! :)

  • Reply Cecile Blake Wednesday 2 July, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    so unpretentious and wonderful!

  • Reply Ali Wednesday 2 July, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Perfect.

  • Reply midori Wednesday 2 July, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    beautiful! FvF is one of my favorite blogs! ;)

  • Reply Joy Friday 4 July, 2014 at 3:59 am

    Wow wow wow. I love everything, their taste, their partnership, everything. Thanks for sharing and I can’t wait to go see it before they are dead!

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