De Klein Konstantie
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Note the oak trees in front of the house - they are remnants of "Buurmanslaan" (neighbours' lane), a shortcut road that connected the farmsteads and ran parallel to Main Road (which was originally a wagon route to the interior). See extract from Green.
The rectangular house has a central entrance hall evident from the lack of sidelights either side of the front door. The entrance hall was dictated by British taste, and indicates that the house was built after British occupation of the Cape. The Dutch windows (flush, small-paned) are replacements - British-era windows had larger window panes with slender mullions and were slightly recessed. The front has a simple Neoclassical gable with pilasters and triangular pediment.
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