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
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.