The front entrance porch is a timber-framed conservatory whose glazing bars echo the curves of the Dutch gable
and its arched window.
Points of interest: Dutch gable
to 1670 King's Stable is a local landmark.
The building's red brick and stone frontage with Dutch gables
and clock tower are reminiscent of Newtown's Bartons Arms, but whereas the latter takes pride of place as a lone gem in an urban hinterland, the former is sometimes unappreciated, fogged by its vibrant surroundings.
The town itself is a mix of traditional architecture with "broekie lace " wrought iron and Dutch gables
. The university town of Stellenbosch is a 45-minute drive from Cape Town city centre.
Grade II listed for its architectural importance and dating from the 17th century it's blessed with prominent chimney stacks and splendid Dutch gables
The half-timbered Dutch gables
that dominate the narrow streets have a terrific selection of specialist food shops.
The estates surrounding Stellenbosch, with their whitewashed farmhouses adorned with distinctive Dutch gables
, evoke the staunch Afrikaner heritage of the Cape winegrowing region.
Out goes repro Georgian, Tudor and fancy Dutch gables
that the super-rich have been indulging themselves in since the 1920s.
The threestorey building features steep Renaissance Dutch gables
and scalloped shell lintels.
The main block is set back across a sunken court where only two things catch the eye: the roof's wavy profile conjuring vague echoes of Cape Dutch gables
, and the plastic forms of the projecting fireplace and chimney which recall those of farmhouse ovens: The entrance carries you forward, as if in a torrent.
The impressive Dutch gables
on the original frontage are echoed by further gables on the recently added garages and 1970s extension.