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House Sir George Grey - Zorgvliet
Oranjezicht, Cape Town, Western Cape

William Henry KÖHLER: Architect

Street:3 Sir George Grey Street


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33°56'17.85" S 18°24'56.91" E Alt: 82m

It appears that some time during Sir George Grey's term of office as Governor he ocupied this house, and that the main rooms were renovated for his tenure. (Picton-Seymour 1977:28)

The homestead was bought and restored by Désirée PICTON-SEYMOUR together with her husband, Michael Duckham, and daughter, Nicolette.

Transcript of plaque:


Désirée Picton-Seymour,

artist, architectural historian

and dedicated campaigner

for the

appreciation and preservation

of architectural heritage

lived and worked here

From 1969 to 1991

Writings about this entry

Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1977. Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pg 28, 30, 41, 167
Viney, Graham with Proust, Alain (Photography). 1987. Colonial houses of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik-Winchester. pg 115-123