Financial Mail - - DIAMONDS & DOGS - THE WOW HOUSE

WHERE: Bish­op­scourt, Cape Town PRICE: R37.5m

Known as Hath­away, this charm­ing thatched home was built in the 1940s. The re­stored prop­erty of­fers four bed­rooms, five bath­rooms, a large cov­ered ter­race and a man­i­cured, land­scaped gar­den. Ad­di­tional fea­tures in­clude garag­ing for six cars, staff ac­com­mo­da­tion, a flood­lit ten­nis court, a heated pool, so­lar pan­els, a bore­hole and a large guest cot­tage/work-fromhome space.

● Agent: Gre­eff Prop­er­ties WHERE: Prince Al­bert, Western Cape

PRICE: R4.85m

Built in 1841, this three-bed­room home is the old­est re­main­ing gabled house in the quaint Ka­roo vil­lage and fea­tures typ­i­cal Cape Dutch fea­tures such as yel­low­wood floors, ceil­ings and muurkassies (built-in cab­i­nets). The prop­erty was re­stored and ren­o­vated in 1996 un­der the guid­ance of

Stel­len­bosch ar­chi­tect Ray­mond Bouma. The house sits on just over 1 ha of prime farm­land in the cen­tre of town.

● Agent: Pam Gold­ing Prop­er­ties

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