Cape Dutch in California Wine Country

April 26, 2011 at 9:00 AM 4 comments

Today’s post is for my In-Laws who are South African.  I think that one of the most beautiful styles of homes is the Cape Dutch style, which is a popular style in South Africa’s wine country.   Stellenbosch  is one of my favorite places to visit and Graham and I have often wondered what it would be like to build a Cape Dutch style home in California.  Designer Patrick Printy did just that when he renovated his Sonoma County home.  The final look came out stunning and I really love how he mixed California style decor with a few homages to South Africa through out.  If he had designed the place with an African theme throughout the home, I think it would have felt forced and out of place.  This, to me, feels like the perfect mix between the two places, like a nice Cab/Merlot blend.

All images via Elle Decor.

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  • 1. debby manning  |  April 26, 2011 at 9:04 AM

    o.m.g. i have fallen in love w/ the cape dutch style and that home in particular; love the knoll chairs in the living room. . . so calm and sophisticated, i could move right in.
    dmm

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  • 2. katecollinsinteriors  |  April 26, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    This is absolutely stunning. Certainly a wonderful mix. I did love the Cape Dutch when in So. Africa.
    Love, Mom

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  • 3. Glynnis  |  April 26, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Kate, thank you. Cape Dutch is my most favourite style of architecture and this place sings to me (as you knew it would). I hope you and Graham own it one day!

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  • 4. bridget  |  April 26, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    wow, i love this house! just my style. when you do own this house, i will be the permanent house-guest.

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