The Palladian Villa in Val de Vie Estate Paarl, South Africa, was designed with French architecture principals of symmetry, proportion and balance. With breathtaking views of the surrounding Cape countrtside, this was an architects dream.
BY BEVERLEY HUI ARCHITECTS
DESIGNS BY OTHER ARCHITECTS
A French Home
FRENCH HOME IN THE CAPE
The French style has a long architectural tradition in the Cape, as settlers in the 18th century built many beautiful buildings in Paarl and Franschhoek, which means "French Corner".
Triple arches are a little publized theme of French architecture, but many palaces and homes in France are built with this arrangement.
PEDIMENT ON COLUMNS
The facade overlooking the lake was designed in a symmetrical fashion with tall columns and pillasters supporting triangular roof pediments.
Pediment on Columns