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House Wijers - River Meadow Manor
Irene, Gauteng

Gerard Leendert Pieter MOERDYK: Architect

Style:Cape Dutch Revival


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25°53'23.20" S 28°13'43.71" E Alt: 1451m

Built on the Farm Doringkloof by Smuts for his eldest daughter Santie who married his Estates Manager Wijers. Built in typical Cape Dutch Revival style on an H-plan format, probably not custom designed but a type plan devised by Moerdijk for his Dutch Church parsonages (Pastorie) and also published in Die Boerevrouw as ''n Huis vir 'n warm distrik'. subsequent additions included the enlargement of the entrance hall, elongation of the back H-wing legs with the insertion of a flat-roofed section of extra roofed areas between. Later refurbishment entailed a restoration, eclectic contemporary refurbishment and decoration, all later efaced.
(Roger C Fisher)

Writings about this entry

Fisher, RC & Le Roux, SW (Compilers). 1989. Die Afrikaanse woning. Herdrukke uit die Boerevrou 1919-1931. Hammanskraal: Unibook. pg 32-33