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Hawthornden
Claremont, Cape Town, Western Cape

Charles Henry TIER: Architect
Ivan FLINT: Architect restoration

Date:1882
Type:Homestead
Status:Extant
Street:Herschel Walk

 


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Coordinates:
33°59'52.41" S 18°27'26.83" E Alt: 85m

c1881 French Victorian era private home of the Countess Labia filled with an important art collection and antique furniture. This house is one of the major surviving examples of high Victorian style domestic architecture in Cape Town.

Research from Andrew Jones, @ Cape Town Heritage Foundation, (formerly Simon vd Stel Foundation). Submitted by Nikki Zigras.


Writings about this entry

Johnson, Brian Andrew. 1979. An art historical study of the architecture of the Southern Cape Peninsula, 1880-1913 : houses and small business premises. : Unpublished Thesis UNISA. pg 438
Viney, Graham with Proust, Alain (Photography). 1987. Colonial houses of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik-Winchester. pg 133-145