The Dutch South African Village is a small collection of five homes right along LeJeune in Coral Gables as you are heading towards the water from US1 and across from Ingraham Terrace Park. The homes were fashioned in design to look like the colonial Dutch South African farm style of The Cape. Cape Dutch is a distinctive style specific to South Africa during and beyond the Dutch Colonization in the 1700’s and beyond, with obvious waning influence in modernity. The Merrick’s Dutch South African Village is actually a very reasonable and mostly accurate version of the style, some modest changes to the roof design to and size to fit in with the building site and requirements of a high heat and humid climate. The homes were designed by the architect Marion Sims Wyeth and are hidden among the trees and tucked away almost difficult to see in the over growth should you be passing by.
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