WEDNESDAY OCT 10, 2018
Four things to know before buying a heritage home
South Africa is dotted with historic architecture, from elegant Cape Dutch manor houses to quaint Victorian cottages and Art Deco office blocks scraping the city skyline. For many of us, owning a property that forms part of this collective history would be a dream come true, but that dream brings with it certain rules and responsibilities.
That lovely home designed by Baker and Fleming in 1911 burned down in the early hours of this morning. The owners managed to escape the inferno, but the loss will affect them deeply. They had lived there for more than 40 years.
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