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House FV Rees: EtunziniGeorge Esselmont Gordon LEITH: Architect
Parktown, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Joane PIM: Landscape Architect
|Style:||Arts and Crafts|
|Street:||2 Federation Rd|
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26°10'21.70" S 28°02'35.25" E Alt: 1720m
Transcription of Heritage Plaque:
JOHANNESBURG CULTURAL LEGACY
The Place in the Shade
Designed in 1928 by the renowned architect Gordon Leith, for
Mr and Mrs Lionel Rees, Etunzini is the epitome of the Arts
and Crafts style. Three generations of the Glenton family
(founders of Glenton and Mitchell teas) lived here from
1937 - 2011. The garden was the first commission of
neighbour Joane Pim, South Africa's first landscape
architect. She used only indigenous plants
and created the water garden from
shale on the site.
Now used as offices - 2014.
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
|van der Waal, Gerhard-Mark. 1987. From Mining Camp to Metropolis - The buildings of Johannesburg 1886-1940. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council. pg 7|