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.
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What makes the Cape Dutch Style, different from other beautiful house plans in South Africa? The Cape Dutch houses are simple and symmetrical, each with a central Cape Dutch Gable.
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