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The ex­clu­sive 240acre Wa­ter­fall Coun­try & Eques­trian Es­tate, lo­cated near Jo­han­nes­burg’s up­mar­ket sub­urb of Kyalami, is home to this R28m res­i­dence

THE im­pres­sive Wa­ter­fall City Project is a first in SA’s prop­erty devel­op­ment in­dus­try. It is be­ing de­vel­oped as a busi­ness hub link­ing Jo­han­nes­burg and Pre­to­ria, with all the mod­ern fa­cil­i­ties and ameni­ties you would hope to find in a cos­mopoli­tan busi­ness cen­tre.

Close by, be­tween Kyalami and Sand­ton in north­ern Jo­han­nes­burg, is the ex­clu­sive life­style devel­op­ment at Wa­ter­fall Coun­try & Eques­trian Es­tate, where our fea­ture home is sit­u­ated.

Cen­tury Prop­erty De­vel­op­ments is the sole res­i­den­tial de­vel­oper of the Wa­ter­fall City project, and it is also re­spon­si­ble for the coun­try es­tate.

It is thought that Wa­ter­fall City will be­come a point of ref­er­ence for fu­ture cos­mopoli­tan prop­erty de­vel­op­ments, and will be a premier busi­ness and shop­ping com­plex serv­ing the com­mu­ni­ties of Wa­ter­fall and sur­rounds. Cen­tury’s work on the Wa­ter­fall Coun­try Es­tate is ex­pected to be ground­break­ing too in that it is be­ing touted as a top ex­am­ple of the fu­ture of coun­try es­tate liv­ing. It is a new con­cept in SA, with stands and newly built homes sold on a per­pet­ual 99-year lease.

Our fea­ture home is on the mar­ket for R28m. Tony San­tana, man­ager of Pam Gold­ing Midrand and the agent ex­clu­sively mar­ket­ing in this es­tate, notes that while sales within the Wa­ter­fall Coun­try & Eques­trian Es­tate con­tinue to be ac­tive, there has been an av­er­age over­all in­crease of 40% on re-sales of stands.

He says that in re­cent months Pam Gold­ing Prop­er­ties have been given the man­date for four prop­er­ties within this es­tate, which have ranged in price from R12,3m to R28m.

“The gen­eral de­mand is en- courag­ing as the es­tate grows in pop­u­lar­ity. Cur­rently Pam Gold­ing Prop­er­ties have two homes which we re­gard as en­try level, priced at R12,3m and R12,5m.”

Within this es­tate, stand sizes are uni­form at 8 500m² with most houses mea­sur­ing in the re­gion of 700m² un­der roof. San­tana says that in re­cent months many new homes have come closer to com­ple­tion, with a no­table in­crease in many own­ers break­ing ground.

In­fra­struc­ture and roads con­tinue to be im­proved, with var­i­ous new ameni­ties im­mi­nent.

Our fea­ture home is cur­rently the largest home on the es­tate. All of its re­cep­tion rooms and bed­rooms have an un­in­ter­rupted view across the es­tate and of the val­ley. Due to the fact that both the stand and the home are beau­ti­fully po-

All of its re­cep­tion rooms and bed­rooms have an un­in­ter­rupted view

sitioned there is no chance that any fu­ture devel­op­ment will ob­struct this view.

Talk­ing about views, the price vari­ance be­tween homes with views and those that don’t have is be­tween R500 000 and R1m, in San­tana’s opin­ion, depend­ing on where the stand is sit­u­ated within the es­tate.

Built to very high spec­i­fi­ca­tions in 2009, this home has an un­usual ar­chi­tec­ture, with cus­tom-made win­dows stretch­ing to the floor and two tur­rets on ei­ther end of the home; one hous­ing the study and the other the guest suite bath- room. This home’s au­then­tic slate roof and nat­u­ral stone cladding on the tur­rets is in keep­ing with the French-style manor home look and feel.

Fin­ishes in­clude pol­ished porce­lain floor tiles and crys­tal chan­de­liers while some of the fea­tures in­clude a porte cochère with mo­tor court, guest park­ing and four au­to­mated garages. This home has been de­signed with five bed­room suites, with the main suite in­clud­ing a pri­vate roof gar­den; dou­ble shower, his/her dress­ing rooms as well as a py­jama lounge with a bal­cony.

The en­ter­tain­ment and fam­ily ar­eas in­clude the din­ing room with a fire place and wine room as well as the lounge, also fit­ted with a fire­place and a cus­tom-built cock­tail/wine server with an un­der-counter fridge.

Then there is the north-fac­ing fam­ily room, a large en­closed pa­tio with a fire­place as well as a cus­tom de­signed gourmet kitchen that is also north-fac­ing and in­cludes a walk-in re­frig­er­a­tor, walk-in pantry and a sep­a­rate scullery with a coat cup­board, fire­place and break­fast room.

Ad­di­tional rooms are the li­brary, the study ac­com­mo­dated in one of the tur­rets, the en-suite guest bed­room with a pri­vate ter­race as well as the dou­ble staff ac­com­mo­da­tion with a lounge and kitchen.

San­tana says the Wa­ter­fall Coun­try & Eques­trian Es­tate is just 10 min­utes from Sand­ton and 40 min­utes from OR Tambo In­ter­na­tional Air­port, yet of­fers prime coun­try es­tate liv­ing, and is a good place in which to in­vest.

Price:

R28m

Con­tact: Pam Gold­ing Prop­er­ties Tony San­tana 083 654 1268 El­iz­a­beth Mohr 079 501 8978

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