Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Dutch gables, Cape Dutch architecture in Atlanta?

Last week I had an Architecture epiphany: Cape Dutch Architecture. I was trying to decipher this house near Ponce de Leon close to Belly General Store.

I'd always thought this was a Spanish eclectic and I do so like it when the gable end faces the street. But further research revealed this to be a Dutch Gable. The cross gables lead me here: "Franschhoek Gabled Cape Dutch Homesteads" and my epiphany.

Now I'm on the hunt for more of these around Atlanta.


Here is a real Cape Dutch House.
Image courtesy of RobW_ / Robert Wallace at Flickr

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