Built in 1894 by a well known Family decided to settle above the City to literally overlook it from up in the hills.
A century later and it still stands a Magnificent home that has been well preserved with so much history and character inside & out which the current owner has well maintained, upgraded and renewed which has been the owners home for the last 15 years.
From the time you enter the gates you’ll notice the huge trees and ample space with enough parking for many guests before approaching the entrance showcasing a decent size pond in the centre for your nishikigoi to live in.
You have a central view of its wrap around veranda perfectly designed to any head any direction with ease along with 2 large guest rooms with separate entrances which subsume of a modernised bathroom infused with Victorian authenticity in each room. As you enter you have 2 lounges that’s overlooking both ends of the house with a full view of a dam below with glass stack doors that open up completely giving a free flow throughout the house! you’ll immediately notice the full size kitchen island, suspended pan rack with heated flooring & Oregon pine floors
A large scullery and laundry leading into a sewing room overlooking the botanical garden. As for the entertainment area you’ve got your own cinema room with a cigar lounge, fireplace and a superb Billiard pool table in the centre With enough space around to add a variety of other family board games to enjoy and kick back!
There are 4 bedrooms and 3 of them are en-suite all fitted with built in cupboards and bathrooms, glass showers and Victorian style raised baths. The main Bedroom would make you feel like royalty with an amazing East facing view where you get to see the sunrise directly in front of you every morning. keep in mind that this house has huge windows in almost every part of the house that bring in natural light which you can imagine how beautiful the bedroom view is! It has a walk in closet and an exquisite bathroom all interlinked with one another.( as you’ll see in the pictures)
Following outside to The veranda gives you that serene feeling with an expanse view of a clear sky which anybody would find naturally therapeutic upon stepping out to it. If you follow across this green lawn you’ll come across a Sundial. The earliest type of timekeeping device which indicates the time of day by the apparent position of the sun, before clocks were invented, people generally relied on the passage of the sun through the sky to tell time.
Just metres away is a stairway which leads down a Pool house and tennis court (as you will see in the video tour) it has a Gym and sauna along with change rooms in it and a kitchenette with a stunning view! All these facilities accommodate all the activities it’s surrounded by. There are so many extras such as storeroom, borehole, a large Generator as well as a servants quarter.
Once you’re down there you will see a gate that’ll draw you into it out of curiosity. Upon Entering This trail you will approach its very own Botanical Gardens with tall trees some of which are indigenous, it’s deeply connected with nature and some what of a small Elysium laced with an authentic Victorian design. The Victorian era is known for its interpretation and eclectic revival of historic styles over the years that emerged in the period between 1830 and 1910 mixed with the introduction of middle east and Asian influences in the furniture, fittings, and interior decoration. It is honestly a truly unique home for a large family that has lots of extended family as well ! Besides been a family home this “estate” of a mansion could easily be turned into a business such as a Boutique Hotel or a Spa (probably both) and even be utilised as a wedding venue and functions with hosting easily 150+ people attendance capacity. There are also other potential options of purchasing the adjoining properties (see pics) that would allow an even more expansive accommodation that would be a bonus for this elusive property. Well... you’re probably thinking a mansion of this caliber costs a fortune, the answer is NO, it’s not!
It is now on the market by us and available to purchase at an unbelievable
R 6 500 000
Yes, you read right.
For more information on this Museum of a home Contact me for a viewing. This place needs to be seen to appreciate everything about it