Exclusivity with a price tag
Situated in one of Constantia’s most exclusive sections is this 1 700m home, which is currently on the market for R39,8m, writes Michelle Swart
THIS imposing residence occupies nearly 8 00m² on Hohenhort Avenue, Constantia Upper, close to the borders of the Table Mountain National Park. The address is just 4km from the convenience of the Constantia Village Shopping Centre and has more than 1 700m² of living space. The property occupies a north-facing aspect, which is quite unusual for this section of Cape Town.
Pam Golding Properties’ area manager for the Southern Suburbs, Howard Markham, says the house and extensive gardens are well-secluded from the road and are sheltered from any wind.
“The home itself has been built to the highest luxury standards,” says Markham, “and has a number of environmentally-friendly features, such as an energy-saving home automation system, a borehole-based irrigation system, ecofriendly insulation, a grey-water recycling plant and a Lilliput sewer treatment plan. No detail has been overlooked in creating an outstanding modern property that offers a number of luxury features, yet remains gracious and welcoming, a warm home for a large family to enjoy.”
The house features five ensuite bedrooms, including a superb master suite with Ralph Lauren wallpaper, solid walnut cupboards in the dressing room, and a marble-tiled bathroom with a double shower, separate toilet, underfloor heating and air-conditioning, as well as an en suite gym room and sauna. Two of the family bedrooms have their own dressing rooms, while all the bathrooms are finished with Hansgrohe taps and heated towel rails.
There are a further two bedrooms provided for staff accommodation, as well as a cottage offering guests two en-suite bedrooms with their own kitchen and living area.
The generous reception rooms include a large marble-tiled entrance hall with double staircase, a formal dining room and lounge each with a gas fireplace, a sunroom and an informal living room with built-in TV cupboards. There is also an upstairs “pyjama lounge” for comfortable family down-time, and a study with builtin cupboards and a solid walnut wine cellar. An extensive entertainment room includes an indoor stainless steel braai and gas braai, as well as a built in TV lounge with TV, projection screen and blackout curtains and fold-back doors allowing for excellent indoor/outdoor flow. This area also includes a solid wood bar and bar-stools, plus built-in fridges.
The home’s kitchen is finished in solid timber with granite and marble tops, and features Miele appliances, including two integrated fridges. There is a bar counter for informal dining and a separate scullery/laundry-room.
Other luxury features include a Russound sound system, a central vacuum system and under-tile heating, as well as a wireless computer network and two ADSL lines, plus a Panasonic PABX system for telephone traffic. There is a fully-automated Daikon air-conditioning system, plus touchscreen panels to control the home automation system. Unusually tall doors and sash windows have been built to suit the building’s majestic dimensions. The award-winning indigenous garden includes a rimflow heated swimming pool and automated sprinkler system linked to the borehole. There is garaging for six vehicles.
Pam Golding Properties’ MD for the Western Cape metro region, Laurie Wener, says the hitech security system is in keeping with the level of sophistication and quality of the property, and provides peace of mind.
“The property is protected by electrified perimeter fencing, automatic gates manned via a guardhouse, and a CCTV camera network,” she says. The alarm system includes external and infra-red beams to monitor the extensive grounds as well as the interior of the home. The outdoor entertainment area is protected by automated electrified blinds. Price: R39,8m Contact: Pam Golding Properties Angie Bloom 083 678 7876 Arie Kadé 083 448 0488 Clare Jackson 083 675 3707 Office 021 673 4200