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VERNACULAR STYLE


These examples of Cape Vernacular style architecture have been created by various architects. The characteristics of the style are the simplified gables, the thatch or corrugated roofs, and symmetrical layouts with evenly spaced windows and doors. .


These homes by various unknown achitects have been photographed dotted around the Cape wineland area.


THATCH FARM HOUSE - by other architect


This is one of the few houses in the areas to employ a genuine Thatch roof, like the traditional Cape Dutch houses.


VIEW OF STELLENBOSCH - by other architect


The house as seen from the distance with the Cape mountains in the background






SOMESET WEST GUESTHOUSE - by other architect


Corrugated roofs and double storey give this away as a 20th century building


CORRUGATED ROOF - by other architect


The modern Cape Vernacular buildings have moved away from thatch towards the more pracitical corrugated metal roof sheeting. The effect is hardly changed.


TOKARA WINERY - by other architect


The wine farm TOKARA has a cellar and restaurant with a more modern version of the Cape vernacular style. Large aluminium windoows and a flatter roof pitch contribute to the more contemporary look. The gable windows are more restrained and the gables have parapets instead of clipped fascia boards.


CROYDON CLUB HOUSE - by other architect


A more modern spin on the Cape Vernacular style, this is a very effective design with symmetrical facade overlooking some water features and lawns.


LA MOTTE FARM - by other architect


The buildings at La motte are designed to look like an 18th centurt Cape Dutch farmstead but with simplified gables.



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