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....

design + development by fabulous k