Top homes un­der the ham­mer

There are fan­tas­tic prop­er­ties due for auc­tion in the next month that are sure to ap­peal to in­vest­ment buy­ers, writes Michelle Swart

Business Day - Home Front - - HOMEFRONT -

THERE are a num­ber of top prop­er­ties in some of Cape Town’s most soughtafter ar­eas com­ing up for auc­tion at the end of the month and the be­gin­ning of March.

One of these is a su­perb es­tate home in Up­per Hill­wood Av­enue, Bish­op­scourt, which will fall un­der the ham­mer of the Claremart Auc­tion Group on site at the end of Fe­bru­ary.

“The well-ap­pointed home has been run as a bou­tique ho­tel but lends it­self to an ex­cep­tional fam­ily res­i­dence for the dis­cern­ing South­ern Sub­urbs fam­ily,” says auc­tion di­rec­tor Mike Baigel.

The prop­erty has a 3 936m² erf and is in one of the most soughtafter prop­erty nodes in the Western Cape. The home has five en suite bed­rooms with moun­tain out­looks from the bal­conies.

An el­e­gant en­trance hall leads to a mas­sive colo­nial, yet mod­ern, open-style din­ing and liv­ing room, which in turn leads to a sunny open ter­race pa­tio with spec­tac­u­lar moun­tain views.

It has a study, a guest cloak room and of­fers a fully equipped mod­ern de­signer kitchen with a scullery and laun­dry.

There is air-con­di­tion­ing for the sum­mer and a fire­place and un­der­floor heat­ing for win­ter.

“No ex­pense has been spared in cre­at­ing a home that is com­fort­able and tem­per­ate through­out the year. All fin­ishes are to mod­ern de­signer spec­i­fi­ca­tions,” says Baigel. All the fur­ni­ture is also avail­able for sale, sep­a­rate to the auc­tion of the prop­erty. The prop­erty is elec­tri­cally fenced, ac­cess is au­to­mated, the house is alarmed, and it has a dou­ble garage.

It has two so­lar-heated swim­ming pools and a flood-lit ten­nis court, all set in a land­scaped gar­den. “Ac­cess to top South­ern Sub­urb schools is a draw­card to the bid­der look­ing for a dis­tin­guished fam­ily home,” says Baigel.

It will be auc­tioned on site on Fe­bru­ary 23.

Then a beach bun­ga­low in Clifton is one of three lux­ury prop­er­ties form­ing part of a Di­vorce Deed of Set­tle­ment that will go on auc­tion dur­ing the Claremart Auc­tion Group’s Plat­inum Res­i­den­tial Port­fo­lio Auc­tion at the end of Fe­bru­ary.

“The dual-level bun­ga­low on Clifton’s Third Beach is tipped to stir the in­ter­est of many lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional bid­ders,” says ClareMart sales di­rec­tor Far­rell Per­ling. The Clifton beaches all have Blue Flag sta­tus and are ranked in the top 10 beaches in the world by Forbes Mag­a­zine.

The bun­ga­low is ac­cessed by a se­cure en­trance and has a fully fit­ted kitchen on its ground floor that will be auc­tioned fully equipped with ap­pli­ances. There

² is a guest bathroom, an open-plan liv­ing room and din­ing area with sunken lounge. From the liv­ing and in­door en­ter­tain­ment area a slid­ing door leads to a pool deck with built-in bar and a viewing ter­race with a rim-flow pool that faces the sands and spray of Clifton Third.

Up­stairs, the bun­ga­low of­fers three dou­ble en suite bed­rooms, all of which have ac­cess to a viewing pa­tio. There is a fully equipped guest bathroom, and for to­tal year round com­fort the home pos­sess- es both air-con­di­tion­ing for the sum­mer and un­der­floor heat­ing for the win­ter months. “Ev­ery at­ten­tion to de­tail has been made to en­sure this fine bun­ga­low is a peren­nial haven,” says Per­ling.

It will be auc­tioned at the Radis­son Blu Ho­tel on Fe­bru­ary 28.

The sec­ond of the three prop­er­ties in a Deed of Set­tle­ment to be dis­posed of by auc­tion is a lux­ury leisure farm named Goede­v­erwacht­ing, which will be auc­tioned on site on March 2.

“We are priv­i­leged to auc­tion this unique es­tate, which of­fers the coun­try-lov­ing fam­ily that wants prox­im­ity to Cape Town but a pri­vate lux­ury ru­ral life­style the best of both these worlds,” says Dawie Maritz, Claremart Auc­tion Group auc­tion­eer.

The se­cure life­style farm is sit­u­ated along the pop­u­lar Sir Lowry’s Road and cov­ers about 24ha of Cape coun­try­side, with moun­tain back­drops and mag­nif­i­cent op­por­tu­ni­ties to ex­plore the Helder­berg and Boland.

The farm in­cludes a wellap­pointed farm­house that fea­tures a main lounge with fire­place as well as a sep­a­rate liv­ing room.

There is a fam­ily din­ing room and a sec­ond smaller lounge also fea­tur­ing a fire place.

There is a guest toi­let as well as fam­ily bathroom and two dou­ble­sized bed­rooms and a third main be­d­room with an en suite bathroom.

The home has a mod­ern coun­try kitchen with a laun­dry room at­tached.

“Although this is es­sen­tially a farm­house, there has been no de­tail over­looked in mak­ing this home a mod­ern, lux­u­ri­ous coun­try res­i­dence,” says Maritz.

For out­door en­ter­tain­ment the es­tate has a swim­ming pool with a pool room, ten­nis court and a four horse sta­ble and tack room.

“There is an op­por­tu­nity to gen­er­ate an in­come while liv­ing on Goede­v­erwacht­ing as there is a con­fer­ence room on the farm, as well as three-be­d­room self-ser­vice cot­tages with bath­rooms and kitchens, as well as a one-be­d­room cot­tage with self-ser­vice ca­pa­bil­ity,” says Maritz. The farm has two bore­holes and a stream for water through­out the year, as well as four garages.

“The lo­ca­tion of the farm lends it­self well to those who are en­chanted by the idea of liv­ing in the Hottentots-hol­land Moun­tain range and find day trips to Her­manus or Cape Town ap­peal­ing, as well as fly-fish­ing af­ter­noons on Steen­bras Dam.

“Of course, for the fam­ily that prefers time at home there is enough space and en­ter­tain­ment fea­tures sim­ply to en­joy a coun­try life­style nes­tled in lux­ury.”

The third prop­erty in the di­vorce set­tle­ment auc­tion is a tra­di­tional manor-style home on a pri­vate es­tate in Con­stan­tia, which will be auc­tioned by the Claremart Auc­tion Group at the Radis­son Blu Ho­tel at the end of Fe­bru­ary.

“This mag­nif­i­cent fam­ily home is perched in what is ar­guably the most pres­ti­gious node of Con­stan­tia and in­cor­po­rates mod­ern con­ve­nience in a tra­di­tional set­ting,” says Claremart ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor An­drew Koch.

Sit­u­ated on a 8 929m² erf, the lux­ury home’s ground floor has an en­trance hall with a fea­ture stair­case to the first floor.

There is a study or home of­fice and an en­ter­tain­ment lounge with ad­ja­cent din­ing room and fam­ily room. There is a play­room with ac­cess to the garage, as well as a fully-fit­ted mod­ern de­signer kitchen with at­tached scullery and laun­dry. The ground floor also has a bathroom and a pri­vate court­yard.

The first floor fea­tures a mas­ter be­d­room with an en suite bathroom, as well as a sec­ond mas­ter be­d­room with en suite bathroom and a sep­a­rate dress­ing room.

The home also has a dou­ble be­d­room with en suite bathroom. Up­stairs is a sec­ond lounge or fam­ily TV room and two store­rooms.

“This home is spa­cious and has many at­tributes that would be de­sir­able to the bid­der who re­quires a fam­ily home with des­ig­nated play, en­ter­tain­ment, work and re­lax­ation ar­eas,” says Koch.

Land­scaped gar­dens, fea­tur­ing a built-in swim­ming pool with Jacuzzi and boma com­plete the picture. There is a tram­po­line as well as a stream and pri­vate woods on the es­tate, as well as three­room staff accommodation, a garage at­tached to the house and a sep­a­rate dou­ble garage and car­port.

“The home is cast on baro­que­cas­tle lines and with its prox­im­ity to the winelands and top South­ern Sub­urb schools, as well as the univer­sity and city, this is an auc­tion not to be missed by the bid­der want­ing an ex­tra­or­di­nary fam­ily home,” says Koch.


Claremart Auc­tion Group 021 425 8822 Bish­op­scourt prop­erty: Mike Baigel Clifton prop­erty: Far­rell Per­lings Con­stan­tia prop­erty: An­drew Koch Lux­ury farm: Dawie Maritz

The 3 936m prop­erty in Cape Town’s up­mar­ket area of Bish­op­scourt which will fall un­der the ham­mer at the end of this month.

The bun­ga­low on Clifton Third Beach to be auc­tioned as a part of a di­vorce set­tle­ment at the end of this month.

A tra­di­tional manor-styled home on a pri­vate es­tate at the top of Con­stan­tia will be auc­tioned by the Claremart Auc­tion Group dur­ing their Plat­inum Res­i­den­tial Prop­erty Auc­tion at the end of this month.

The lux­ury leisure farm of Goede­v­erwacht­ing, which forms one of three su­perb prop­er­ties in a Deed of Set­tle­ment to be dis­posed of by auc­tion early next month.

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