Cape Dutch Architecture

Dutch Gables

The defining feature of all Cape Dutch houses is the central gable. Originally a water-proofing feature, the gable became more and more of creative expression and even a status symbol. Beginning with the simplest gable at Joostenburg, the gables became more and more intricate as time went on. Some of the finest gables can be found at La Dauphone, Morgenster and Vredenberg wine farms.




JOOSTENBURG





HAZENDAL





RUSTENBURG





BABYLONST





LA DAUPHINE





NEETHLINGSHOF





VERGELEGEN





WEBERSBERG





MORGENSTER





CONSTANTIA





WEBERSBERG





LA PROVIDENCE






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