Wild House


Address: Schelpstraat 12
Year built: Second Half 19th Century
Open to public: No

This merchant’s residence likely dates back to the latter part of the 19th century. In 1913, Maximiliano Francisco Arends sold the property to the sailor Victor Wild for a sum of six hundred Florins. At that time, the house occupied only half of its current size. The coastline (Paardenbaai) was much nearer, allowing Wild to observe his ships anchored in the bay from the attic of the house.

Over the years, the house underwent several expansions. The Monuments Fund acquired the property from Wild’s descendants, leading to its renovation and modernization in 2006.

Presently, the Wild House is home to the Kwaliteitsinstituut Gezondheidszorg, an institute focused on healthcare quality.