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ARCHITECTURE


Seychelles architecture is quite traditional and it reflects the era of colonization. The archaic mansions and bungalows built in the colonial times reflect the luxurious living of the wealthy plantation proprietors and lands owners.

The ethnicity of winding stairs, built outside the houses, is the main attraction of the architecture of Seychelles.

The houses in Seychelles are all designed in a neat manner having steep terraces and large verandas. The verandas are made wide in order to cherish the pleasant maritime climate of Seychelles. Usually the houses are quite uniquely designed in the sense that the kitchens are all placed outside. This was so as to prevent the odour of cooking food to stay in the house.

Wooden houses or houses built out of logs are frequently seen in the coastal linings of Seychelles. The living rooms are exquisitely decorated and usually the furniture is all made out of wood that has intricate carvings on them. The town houses have a Victorian feel in them and often the roofs are made out of thick iron sheets.

Modern architecture attempts to assimilate traditional styles with practical features designed to capture the island breezes. ’Kenwyn House‘ in Victoria, now a jewellery shop and Art Gallery is a good example of a traditional home.

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