Cape Dutch Architecture

CAPE DUTCH



The Cape Dutch Architecture style is a vernacular style developed in the by Dutch and French settlers in the 17th and 18th centuries. A salient feature of this style is the thatched roof and central gable of the symmetrical facade, with each one being plastered in a unique design to become the signature of the house. The photo on the left shows "Le Providence" which was built by the French settlers to the around the 18th century. Modern Cape Dutch Architecture is similar to the traditional version, but the gable has typically been simplified, and modern style verandahs with concrete beams added. The photo on the right shows a typical modern version, designed by Beverley Hui Architects. The old floor plans are usually U-shaped or I-shaped.



ZEVENWACHT

The Cape Dutch House at Zevenwacht farm represents many aspects of the architecture style. The small old house in perfect proportions, set in the idyllic Cape Winelands.

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RHENISH PARSONAGE

This house was originally a pastors house to the Rhenish church across the central park it is urrently home to a toy and miniature Museum. The house is delightful in its symmetry and is perfectly situated behind an expansive garden with the Cape Wine Lands as a backdrop.
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MODERN GABLED HOUSE
by BEVERLEY HUI ARCHITECTS

Also on De Zalze winelands golf Estate, this house departs from the traditional symmetry in favour of an asymmetrical modern design. Columms next to the pool add a poetic touch.
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LA DAUPHINE

One of the best preserved Cape Dutch homes, set in the heart of the Cape winelands. The gable is dated 1804 and is in the neoclassical style with pillasters. This style belongs to the neoclassical period where columns on the gable were fashionable.
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MORE RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTS

See this site for much more photos of the beautiful residential buildings by South African architects. Whether you are interested as an architect or a tourist, these famous houses are must see tourist sightseeing attractions. These residential properties are mostly privately owned but there are some houses open to the public.


MODERN ARCHITECTS

At Beverley Hui architects we design residential buildings in both modern and traditional Cape Dutch styles. The residential Cape dutch house plan typically is formed in a U or H shape, which creates the best shelter from the Cape weather. The architect has adapted these into modern house plans. This photo shows a modern interpretation of the Cape Dutch House by the Architects. The architect has modernised the gables.


CAPE VERNACULAR DESIGNS

This term is used to refer to architecture that has been designed in the local style with clipped eaves and simple gables with fascias. Typically farm homes and other relaxed country type buildings. For more information about this South African country style see the website:


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CONTEMPORY STYLE

At Beverley Hui architects we design residential buildings in both modern and classical. Here is a modern interpretation of the Cape Dutch House by the Architects. The gables have been straightened and the house plan is in an L-shaped.


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CAPE RESIDENTIAL FARMS SOUTH AFRICA

Build your new architect designed home in the Cape wine farm region. Stunning views of Cape sightseeing attractions from many of these stunning Cape Wine Farms. Find plots and farms for sale in South Africa, and hire the best modern residential architects.


BEST ATTRACTIONS SOUTH AFRICA

See tour routes of wine farms, architect's excursions, and sightseeing attractions in this lovely part of South Africa. Great activities and things to do for architect's and ordinary tourists. For more about boreholes for the area

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CAPE DUTCH HOUSES

See this site for much more photos of the beautiful Cape Dutch Farm houses and wine farms of the Cape. Whether you are interested as an architect or a toursist, these famous houses are must see tourist sightseeing attractions.



CAPE DUTCH HOUSE PLANS

The best Cape Dutch house plan is formed in a U or H shape, which creates a sheltered area from the wind. This design is well suited to modern adaptations. Here is a Modern Cape Dutch architecture U-shaped design with a pool in the middle.

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The Cape Dutch House plan started with a T-shaped architecture design with a gable in the center of the front facade. Later a wing was added to form an H-shaped house plan. U-shaped architecture designs were popular closest to Cape Town, again with a gable in the center of the entrance elevation. Modern Cape Dutch architecture designs are often U-shaped with a pool in the middle.



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