March 10, 2014

Satyagraha House

Safari Fusion blog | Satyagraha House | Interior style and decor of Gandhi's South African residence via David Ross Photography www.davidross.co.za
Built in 1907 in the leafy Johannesburg suburb of Orchards, Satyagraha House was once home to Mahatma Gandhi and his close architect friend Hermann Kallenbach.

"Gandhi came to South Africa in 1893 as a young lawyer, and remained in the country, besides several short spells in England and India, for 21 years. He experienced racial discrimination almost from the moment he arrived as a naïve 25-year-old."

After extensive restoration and sympathetic extension, Gandhi's former home re-opened in 2011 as a museum and boutique accommodation. Its interiors have been faithfully restored to reflect the modest but aesthetically pleasing way that Gandhi and Kallenbach lived; filled with objects, fabrics and furniture sourced from Gandhi’s native state of Gujarat.

Safari Fusion blog | Satyagraha House | Interior style and decor of Gandhi's South African residence via David Ross Photography www.davidross.co.za

Safari Fusion blog | Satyagraha House | Interior style and decor of Gandhi's South African residence via Satyagraha House

Safari Fusion blog | Satyagraha House | Interior style and decor of Gandhi's South African residence via David Ross Photography www.davidross.co.za

Safari Fusion blog | Satyagraha House | Interior style and decor of Gandhi's South African residence via David Ross Photography www.davidross.co.za

Safari Fusion blog | Satyagraha House | Interior style and decor of Gandhi's South African residence via Satyagraha House

Safari Fusion blog | Satyagraha House | Interior style and decor of Gandhi's South African residence via David Ross Photography www.davidross.co.za
{Images: David Ross & The Satyagraha House | Quote: City of Johannesburg}