Exceptional gem with royal trappings
An elegant Sandhurst mansion with sweeping colonnades, open-air parking for two dozen vehicles, a regal porte-cochere covered entrance and sculpted dolphins dancing at the far end of the sparkling swimming pool is to be sold by High Street Auctions (HSA) in November.
Coronation Road’s Villa Royale, which has been run as an ultra-exclusive boutique hotel, is being sold by an order of court at the final HSA auction of 2018 at Summer Place in Hyde Park on November 29.
HSA lead auctioneer and director Joff van Reenen says in a suburb where extraordinary is the norm, Villa Royale stands out as an exceptional estate.
“The double-storey manor has marble flooring throughout and the two levels are connected by elegant staircases, but there’s also an elevator if you don’t feel like walking.
“The truly staggering features on this property make an impossibly long list, but stepping from the reception rooms onto the double volume terrace and seeing the tall colonnades framing an incredible view of the grounds is fairly breathtaking and it’s memorable,” he says.
The manor boasts five luxury suites, immaculate landscaped grounds and lounge areas for formal and informal dining. The public rooms include a wine cellar, state-of-the-art gym, 13seater cinema with reclining leather armchairs, cigar lounge, a spa and a games room.
Van Reenen says opening bids from R25m will be accepted for the 1,650m² mansion set in expansive 2,300m² grounds.
Earlier in 2018 a report by AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth revealed that of the 2,200 multidollar-millionaires in SA, 120 live in Sandhurst, which is tied for third place with Clifton in Cape Town for the number of “trophy homes” boasts.
“We are seeing interest in this lot from SA as well as several countries and we expect it to do well when it goes on the block on November 29,” says Van Reenen. it
Trophy home: This elegant double-storey Sandhurst mansion, which has been run as an ultra-exclusive boutique hotel, will be sold by High Street Auctions on November 29 at the Summer Place in Hyde Park. Opening bids from R25m will be accepted.