This tour explores a corner of Parktown hidden by huge trees which has been nurtured by Hollard for some years now. We set off from our parking at The Pines uphill to the old Coach House and Stables designed by Baker for the Phillips as part of the Villa Arcadia estate. These have been adapted for office use and yet there are interesting elements which you will enjoy spotting – the cosy holes in the gable for doves to find sanctuary in winter, the wooden ladder up to the hayloft, tiny stairs serving the old staff quarters for coachman and stable hands. Then up the hill to see what Hollard has made of the row of stone workers’ rooms with their wonderful views to the north.
Back down we go for an inside tour of The Pines with its galleried hall and the finest bathroom and shower in the city. Hollard has recently restored this wonderful house built in 1906 for a bachelor and enlarged for PM Anderson by Gordon Leith. It is a lovely and rather stately home and it is a real privilege to get inside again after being excluded for so many years by its previous owner.
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GUIDE: Nicola Noble and Monique Jefferson McDonald
PARK: The Pines, 5 Gordon Hill, Parktown
COST: R90.00 for members and R150.00 for non-members
DURATION: Approximately 2 hours
MAXIMUM No: 60
SAIAT CPD Points: 0.2 for Category 1