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White house given a facelift
15 March 2010
The administrative block at Woolsack Residence - known as the "white house" because of its paintjob - has regained its original lustre after a few fresh coats of paints were slapped on recently. "We can now call it a white house again now," jokes Evaline Duminy, residence facilities officer at Woolsack. Before the house was given a facelift, its walls had turned greyish and black spots had appeared all over. According to Duminy, a group of overseas architects who visited the residence late last year were very impressed with the house, but suggested that it be painted. Cecil John Rhodes and Nobel Prize laureate Rudyard Kipling once stayed at the house, and it is now being used for administration and as a TV room for residents.