Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Claradave Mansions, Vredehoek

Claradave Mansions, Vredhoek, Cape TownI love the names that crop up on Art Deco buildings. Claradave Mansions, you can only wonder who Clara and Dave are.

Claradave Mansions are in Vredehoek, nestled below Table Mountain overlooking the downtown area of Cape Town.

The name above the door includes the year 1934 and it would be interesting to know whether the garage built into the nearside of the building dates from that time.

The arrangement of the twin staircases hidden behind stepped walls leading from the main central entrance is very attractive.

Claradave Mansions, Vredhoek


  1. I have suggested to my Australian architectural history students that they should search for great examples of Deco in your blog.

    A few of the students are ex-pat South Africans and will particularly love the photos and text from Durban, Cape Town etc.

  2. Thanks Helen ... I don't know what else to say.

    I have been meaning to congratulate you on the Bauhaus article in the recent Spirit of Progress but sometimes I don't know where the time goes.

    Thanks again,