Premier view on country life
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.
Contact: Pam Golding Properties Tony Santana 083 654 1268 Elizabeth Mohr 079 501 8978