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Highveld House
Forest Town, Johannesburg, Gauteng

Karen MAILER: Architect

Date:1996
Type:Homestead
Status:Extant

Wording on the blue plaque:

JOHANNESBURG CULTURAL LEGACY

HIGHVELD HOUSE

Karen Mailer designed the house
in 1996 for Peter and Joan Moses and
received an award of merit from the South
African Institute of Architects. Using the
slope of the site and split levels, the stated
objective of space and light and separation of
the private and public domain is achieved.
Oregon pine sourced from Rand Mine,
where Peter Moses worked as a Chartered
Accountant, connects the house to its
gold mining roots.

Johannesburg Heritage Foundation

These notes were last edited on 2021 06 02


Writings about this entry

Joubert, 'Ora. 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings : Architecture in a Democratic South Africa. Cape Town: Bell-Roberts Publishing. pg 184-185
Joubert, 'Ora Highveld Houses: in Joubert, 'Ora (Ed). 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 184-185