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House Baker: Sandhills
Muizenberg, Western Cape

Sir Herbert BAKER: Architect

Date:1899
Type:Beach House
Status:Extant
Street:20 cor Beach Road and Baker Street

 


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Coordinates:
34°06'21.20" S 18°28'22.63" E

(Greig 1970:60-1)

One of the more modest houses in the very fine row of Edwardian homes in Beach Rd facing the sea, is the modest single-storey house that Baker designed for himself in 1899. It is built in plaster finish on a stone plinth round an atrium (now covered), and two simple 'Dutch' gables mark either end of the whitewashed facade. The roof is of cedar shingles.

[Fransen Hans, 2004. A guide to the old buildings of the Cape. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. p, 155.]

The house in recent years accommodated The Joan St Leger Lindbergh Arts Foundation; it now forms part of The St Leger Retirement Hotel.

Information supplied by William MARTINSON

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.