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House HD Evans
Dunkeld, Johannesburg, Gauteng

Charles McRobbie SMALL: Architect


Cumming George 1933

THE roof is steeply pitched and covered with Californian redwood shingles stained green. The external wall surfaces are plastered and painted light cream. All the interior woodwork is painted. The walls of the dining-room, hall and study are panelled with bas-relief paper and coloured to match teak, the lounge is in contrast, papered, light straw colour.

All the ceilings to the ground floor are plastered. Day nursery painted shell-pink and decorated with nursery friezes. Electric stove in kitchen.

First Floor:— Own bedroom papered. The main bathroom is tiled in a delicate shade of green with enclosed bath and basin to match. The shower canopy is glass with nickel-plated metal framing. The floor is laid in light green mosaic to tone with the general colour scheme.

(SAB Sep 1930:47)

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Writings about this entry

Cumming-George, L. 1933. Architecture in South Africa - Volume One. Cape Town: The Speciality Press of S.A. Ltd.. pg 64, 65
van der Waal, Gerhard-Mark. 1987. From Mining Camp to Metropolis - The buildings of Johannesburg 1886-1940. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council. pg 235