53 Cruden Bay Road, Greenside was designed by Rex Distin Martienssen as his own residence. The house was completed in 1939 and is regarded as a seminal work of the Transvaal Group which spearheaded the introduction and adaptation of the modern movement in South Africa. The house shows strong influences of Le Corbusier. It is a simple and elegant design that utilises local materials effectively.
53 Cruden Bay Road, Greenside
Old photo of House Martienssen (South African Architectural Record)
Blue plaque location (Kathy Munro)