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Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape


Frederick McIntosh GLENNIE: Architect

Street:Camp Ground Rd

Cumming-George 1933

THIS house which stands on the Camp Ground Road, Rondebosch, is a fine example of some of the better-class houses. Its front elevation has the very solid chimney stack and the bay with its stone mullioned windows as its salient features.

The entrance is on the side elevation whei'e the cobbled courtyard is deeply recessed and with a teak overhanging balcony above. The white cobbles of the courtyard are set in brick squares and quartered with larger stones, work very rarely seen in South Africa.

The servants' quarters and garages are in a single-storey wing which fronts the courtyard and adjoins the main building. There is a dignified aspect which the colouring aids. The warm red bricks, the stone quoins, and the fine mellow tones of the slate roof form an harmonious whole. The diagonal setting of the two stacks is a beautiful reminder of the work of early days.

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Cumming-George, L. 1933. Architecture in South Africa - Volume One. Cape Town: The Speciality Press of S.A. Ltd.. pg 126

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