You can never go wrong with black and white, and in this case it makes for a stunning exterior of a home that was known as being the neighbourhood "ugly duckling". Located in Johannesburg, South Africa, the owners of this home bought the house despite the real estate agent admitting she thought no one would buy it. After 4 years, the home became a simple, beautiful modern retreat with a mix of contrasting textures. And the cats seem to love it. I am totally smitten with the last photo. Via Visi. Photos: Dook.