5 Rowan Lane Restoration

Location: Kenilworth, Cape Town
Status: Completed 2018
Press: House and Leisure Feature 2019

Rowan Lane Interior
Rowan Lane Interior
Rowan Lane Interior
Rowan Lane Interior
Rowan Lane Interior
Rowan Lane Interior
Rowan Lane Interior
Rowan Lane Exterior
Rowan Lane Interior
Rowan Lane Interior

5 Rowan Lane Restoration

Open City recently completed the restoration of no 5 Rowan Lane, an iconic house designed by Adele Naude Santos and Antonio de Souza Santos.  The house was completed in 1972 and is regarded as one of the best examples of the modern movement in Africa.

We carefully reinstated steel-framed windows and doors where they had been replaced with aluminium, repaired and reinstated large areas of terracotta tiling – specifically on the roof walkway – and planted a magnificent indigenous roof garden as was originally intended by the architects.  Minor internal changes were made to the kitchen and bathrooms.

Location: Kenilworth, Cape Town
Design Team: Bettina Woodward, Jeremy Woodward & Patrick Schuster
Photographs: Greg Cox for House & Leisure
Styling: Chrizanda Botha

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