Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Gulfstream Florida Cape Dutch

I'm very excited to start a new design
project for one of my previous clients in the town of Gulfstream Florida.

Located between the Intracoastal Waterway and the 
Atlantic Ocean, Gulfstream is a charming seaside town with a namesake private school my daughter attended when we lived in the neighboring city of Delray Beach.  

Gulfstream is a place where golf cars are the preferred mode of transportation, crabs occasionally over-run the roads and 
while at the beach you might see the sea turtle eggs hatch.  Truly a magical way of life!

photo from Seaside Properties Group

This is what the project looks like now...

 The style is "Cape Dutch" which originated in South Africa. 

A point lot on the Intracoastal waterway, 
the house is flanked on two sides by water. 

Here are a few original South African examples....

Withycombe Lodge Constantia

Cape Dutch homes feature distinct, flamboyant gables.  Charming no?

I have big plans for the interiors 
which I will share with you in the coming months 
but here is a sneak peek...

Cool green and blue hues will dominate 
the main living areas....

I'll keep you updated on the progress in the coming weeks.

Until next time....

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful idea...I wish to God you'd do that sort of development in Tasmania, Australia, after all, Tasmania was claimed by the Dutch but the British took it later. So Tasmania is the ideal place to build such a place, we need it, we need a touch of this lovely culture here. In the meantime, best of luck guys with what you're doing there!
    Johannes Verhoeff,


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