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House Marks
Johannesburg, Gauteng

Harold Hersch (Harry) LE ROITH: Architect

Date:1940
Client:Mr AV Marks
Type:Homestead
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
26°08'51.69" S 28°03'37.66" E Alt: 1640m

Wording on Blue Plaque:

LOWER HOUGHTON HERITAGE
HOUSE MARKS
Designed in 1940 for Mr AV Marks by
Harold Le Roith, the house is a fine synthesis of
International Style aesthetics and pitched roof
idiom. The roof and wide eaves are Highveld
adaptions - to throw off water in torrential down-
pours, and to protect from harsh sunlight. But it
is in the details - the steel balustrades, slender
pilotis, plumb-coloured bricks, and the elegant
framing of the front door - where Le Roith's
mastery of the Modern Movement
is most apparent.
JOHANNESBURG HERITAGE FOUNDATION