On Saturday I accompanied the Parktown Heritage Trust and a vast number
of other members on a tour of one of Johannwsburg's iconic homes, Beauvais,
or also known as Tracey's Folly.
It's an amazingly beautifully constructed home, standing testimony to the
craftsmen who worked on all it's fine detail.
It's been restored and renovated and is currently home to a corporate company.
The irony of this beautiful home is that it was not built to be admired
from a distance, hence it I found it extremely difficult to get decent shots of the exterior
and it's grandness. It was built to look out upon vast open spaces and wonderful
views over the suburbs.
I choose then to focus on detail shots of the lovely cast iron radiators, door
and window handles, parts of the building which can only really be viewed
from an internal window, the vast number of fireplaces, and awesome woodwork ....
These are some of the detail images.
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