Monday, February 15, 2010

Berea Court, Durban

Berea Court, Durban

Berea Court (1935) was designed by architects Langton & Barbourne and sits on a busy thoroughfare in Durban.

The face of the building features lions heads, stylised sunbursts and a single balcony on the top floor. The entrance is very handsome and the addition of a modern security gate has been done in a respectful way.

Berea Court, Durban

At the rear, the apartments are accessed via long cantileveled walkways while the liftshaft features a variety of geometric shaped windows.

Berea Court, Durban

One of the main features of Berea Court however, is the nautical themed leadlight windows in the apartment doors on the lower floors. They are all different with ships on some and lighthouses on others.

Berea Court, Durban

Berea Court, Durban

On the upper floors the leadlight windows are simple floral forms, a theme that is repeated in the interior doors.

Berea Court, Durban

4 comments:

  1. It truly is a beautiful building, my husband and I had our first apartment there and spent many happy years there. They layout of the entrances to the flats allow you to know who your neighbours are and created a very social atmosphere in the block. Good Good times at Berea Court!!

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  2. Thank you Lisa,
    Good to hear from someone who lived in Berea Court and obviuosly enjoyed their time there very much.

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