CAPE VERNACULAR STYLE ARCHITECTURE


The Cape vernacular architecture style is a more informal version of the old Cape Dutch style. The style has been revived in with many houses on Wine Estates now in the Cape vernacular architectural style. The vernacular style is a charming country style well suited to residential architecture, with pitched roofs, fascias and small regularly spaced windows. The walls can be painted any colour and need not be white like the old Cape Dutch style.


2010 HOUSE WOOD


House Wood was designed for Schonenberg Estate in Somerset West, Cape Townin 2010. Typical of the Cape Vernacular style, it was titled "House of the year" in Schonenberg Estate in 2010. The central courtyard makes the house plan unique, and is surrounded by pergolas and vines. The sparkling pool is also designed to be in the centre of the courtyard , with a modern style passage linking the bar to the rest of the house. This outdoor room was designed to look like a wine cellar of a farmhouse while the passage is finished in a modern architectural style with large shear glass windows adjacent to the pool. This juxtaposition of modern and country style architecture is subtly done and adds to this unique residential building.






HOUSE WOOD - BY BEVRLEY HUI ARCHITECTS

House Wood was is in the Cape Vernacular Architectural Style, shutters add to the charm of this residential building.

HOUSE WOOD - BY BEVRLEY HUI ARCHITECTS

An entertainment area was added as an outbuilding to look almost like a barn or cellar of a farmhouse. The large barn doors and vines growing in the courtyard create an atmosphere of harmony with nature.

HOUSE WOOD - BY BEVRLEY HUI ARCHITECTS

The Cape Vernacular style is characterised by clipped eaves, fascias and vertical windows. The roof is made of chromadek, metal roofin while stone elements, shutters and double volume windows were added appeal to this residential building.

HOUSE WOOD - CELLAR STYLE

Pergolas encircle the front courtyard, and softening vines grow over them that change colours with the seasons.

HOUSE WOOD - BY BEVRLEY HUI ARCHITECTS

The entrance to the house is framed by columns with vines growing over. The large doors with shutters all add to the farmhouse character of the home.

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