CAPE DUTCH STYLE ARCHITECTURE


The Cape Dutch architecture style was developed around the 1800's in the new colony of Cape Town. It is believed to have originated from the Dutch gabled buildings of Amsteredam, but there were also French and Malay influences. These farmhouses had thatch roofs and white walls with a simple symmetrical facade. Over time, a central gable emerged as the hallmark of the style, as the curvy white walls against the thatch gave a memorable impression. The Cape Dutch style can be recreated for modern houses, and is well suited to the size houses ranging from 400 to 1000 sqm. The detail execution is very important, as this makes the difference between houses that are as genuine as the original farmhouses, and tacky badly executed attempts.


HOUSE NORMANDY


House Normandy was a farmhouse designed for a wine farm in the Franschhoek Valley. The farmhouse was designed in an extended u shaped floor plan to create an that is protected from the prevailing Cape South Easterly winds. The wine cellar buildings were also designed in the Cape Dutch style. This authentic residential building has yet to be built by a discerning client who will execute it with architectural authenticity.






NORMANDY FARM HOUSE BY BEVERLEY HUI ARCHITECTS

The Normandy farm house, was designed for a real working wine farm in the Cape Dutch style. The garages have been made to look like wine cellar outbuildings typical of the architecture style.

NORMANDY FARM HOUSE BY BEVERLEY HUI ARCHITECTS

The u-shaped house plan provides the best shelter for the pool and entertainment areas. A covered verandah softens and unifies the courtyard.

GENUINE CAPE DUTCH STYLE EXAMPLES:
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This is a beautiful example of a genuine heritage Cape Dutch building in Stellenbosch town. The house is now part of the "village musueam" which enables tourists and to see the house in its original furnishings. The gable is dated 1789.

LE PROVIDENCE

Le Providence is another example of the Cape Dutch architecture style. The house has a well proportioned gable, and the landscaping compliments the elevation.

LA DAUPHINE

La Duaphine is one of the best examples of the historical Cape Dutch style, set as it is against the mountains with lovely rolling lawnds in front. The gable is in the neoclassical style, but is very elaborate and one of the best maintained. The fine gable is dated 1804.

BOSCHENDAL

The farm house at Boschendal is also a fine example of the Cape Dutch architectural style. The gable is dated 1812 and is also one of the best preserved gables left in the Cape. The house is open to tourists as a musuem, and besides the architecture sightseeing one can also enjoy the restaurant and wine tasting.

LA MOTTE

La Motte is another fine heritage building located in the Franschhoek valley. The outbuildings accommodate fine tasting facilities, restaurants and art musuems make this a wonderful stop for tourists interested in architecture and the Cape. A great tourist attraction as well as a significant house from an architectural point of view.

BOSCHENDAL

Another view of the Boschendal house, from the other side. Typical of the Cape Dutch architecture style, the main gable is more elaborate than the side gables. The H-shape house plan means that there are often three gables visible at once in this harmonious configuration.

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