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House Dura - Die Eike
Alphen, Cape Town, Western Cape

Jacob Cornelis JONGENS: Architect

Date:1966
Type:Homestead
Style:Cape Dutch Revival
Status:Extant
Street:5 Pieter Cloete Avenue

 


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Coordinates:
34°00'39.51" S 18°26'54.69" E Alt: 47m

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This gracious Cape-Dutch revival family home was designed by Jaap Jongens for the Dura family: a contractors family from the Netherlands, who were active in South Africa in the period after the Second World War. Jongens referenced their trade in the embellishment of the main gable: a plumb line. This courtyard house is exceptional in the attention that was paid to the architectural joinery. A water feature reminiscent of the bath at Groot Constanta creates a visual focal point for the side stoep.

(Nicholas CLARKE, December 2018)