Rosendal, designed in 1988 by architect Michael Sutton, is a townhouse scheme in the Highveld vernacular. Its simplicity and human scale reflect lessons Sutton learned while working with Steffan Ahrens early in his career, and which he developed in a series of low-rise projects in Johannesburg, starting in the 1960s. Rosendal displays a playful combination of Cape Dutch references and post-modern details, for instance in the corbelled brick arch (visible from the road), stepped gables and varied placement of windows, which break the uniformity typical of rowhouse form.
47 Bath Avenue, Rosebank
Rosendal Signage and Blue Plaque (Kathy Munro)
Rosendal Gables (Brenda Williams)
Entrance to north passage with corbelled brick arch (Brenda Williams)