House Ashley Cooper - Periwinkle
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Erf 89604, plan no 52642, builder Samson Contracts.
Extract from a talk given by Steve Herberts, Secretary Kalk Bay Historical Association.
'Periwinkle' (erf 89605 – 8 Main Road) was also the work of the architect Sherlock and was an innovative design with three bedrooms above and no less than five garages on the ground floor. Given how few cars were around at that time this was far sighted. Plans to the value of £1 500 were passed and the work completed on the 15th November 1938, also by Samson Contracts – two weeks before Helena died.
Periwinkle was actually built as a single storey as we see in the 2015 picture because this lot had a height restriction of one storey. I have not yet seen the amended plan and value numbered 54172..