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House K Ray
Houghton, Johannesburg, Gauteng

COWIN, POWERS and ELLIS: Architect


Cumming George 1933

HOUGHTON, a residential suburb of Johannesburg, is noted for the large number of picturesque houses, set in spacious, well-kept grounds, and this house is one that always attracts attention there.

The house is situated at the top of the slope running north to south on the Houghton Estate, and the terraced garden in front and the background of kopje make a picturesque setting for it.

Much thought was given to the disposition of the rooms so that the correct aspect should be obtained in each case, and the best views obtained of the surrounding country.

The building was erected with local materials wherever possible and cost £3,800.

(SA Acad exhib 1930)

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 66