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House Mr Stekhoven
Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape



Built by an architect for his own occupation, this house reflects that freedom which may indulge in originality without violating any principles.

On the garden elevation this is particularly noticeable in the double gable of roof of house and roof of loggia, and in the straight line that comes down from roof ridge almost to within a few feet of the ground.

The interior is simple with hall, cloak-room, lounge and dining-room on the ground floor, with four good bedrooms upstairs, bathroom and linen cupboard.

In the dining-room, a tall window with sill almost at floor-level is a pleasing architectural contrast to the ordinary casements of this room, and in the lounge also, this same idea is carried out of departing from strict uniformity. The floor of the lounge is in yellow wood laid in blocks to herring-bone pattern with the surround formed by teak blocks laid straight.

The kitchen premises are very up-to-date with separate laundry equipped electrically, and servants' quarters near the garage.

Reinforced Steel supplied and fixed: Reinforcing Steel Co., Ltd.
Locks: R. Heddle & Co.
Floors, Bathroom, Kitchen: Corcoleum Flooring Co.

(Cumming-George 1933:119-120)

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

Cumming-George, L. 1933. Architecture in South Africa - Volume One. Cape Town: The Speciality Press of S.A. Ltd.. pg 119-120