February 10, 2014

Cape Dutch architecture

Safari Fusion blog | Cape Dutch architecture | A reinvented Cape Dutch beauty with sculpted facades, white washed walls and spacious interiors, Cape Town South Africa

Iconic architecture of South Africa, the Cape Dutch style can be found throughout the Western Cape around Cape Town and the Winelands area. Designed and built by Dutch colonists in the early 17th century, these simplistic buildings distinctive design included ornate rounded gables, a thatched roof and white washed walls.

The Cape Dutch style of architecture has stood the test of time with many modern homes designed in this classic style. This beautiful home pictured (in Somerset West) was once a flat-roof brick box, today it is a reinvented Cape Dutch beauty complete with sculpted facades, white washed walls and spacious interiors.

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Safari Fusion blog | Cape Dutch architecture | A reinvented Cape Dutch beauty with sculpted facades, white washed walls and spacious interiors, Cape Town South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Cape Dutch architecture | A reinvented Cape Dutch beauty with sculpted facades, white washed walls and spacious interiors, Cape Town South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Cape Dutch architecture | A reinvented Cape Dutch beauty with sculpted facades, white washed walls and spacious interiors, Cape Town South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Cape Dutch architecture | A reinvented Cape Dutch beauty with sculpted facades, white washed walls and spacious interiors, Cape Town South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Cape Dutch architecture | A reinvented Cape Dutch beauty with sculpted facades, white washed walls and spacious interiors, Cape Town South Africa
{Images: House and Leisure via Dustjacket Attic}