Hout Bay se­cu­rity es­tates hold their value

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - PROPERTY -

IN THE past decade, the Hout Bay val­ley has ex­pe­ri­enced a pro­lif­er­a­tion of se­cu­rity es­tates and well­pro­tected re­tire­ment vil­lages, and the prices in th­ese have proved par­tic­u­larly re­silient, says Matt Mercer, the gen­eral man­ager of Anne Porter Knight Frank’s (APKF) Hout Bay of­fice.

Mercer is mar­ket­ing two homes in se­cu­rity es­tates – one at Tier­boskloof Es­tate, the 12ha pri­vate na­ture re­serve that backs on to Ta­ble Moun­tain Na­ture Re­serve, and one at Ber­gen­dal Es­tate.

The Tier­boskloof Es­tate home, s a y s M e r c e r, i s a p p r o p r i a t e l y de­signed for an es­tate that en­coura g es r ural f ar mhouse styles, mak­ing use of nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als such as wood and stone.

It has a thatched roof with dormer win­dows set into it, and the rooms have views of Hout Bay and the beach. There are four bed­rooms and three bath­rooms, three liv­ing rooms, two garages and a plunge pool. The kitchen has en­gi­neered stone counter tops, a six-plate gas hob and an elec­tric oven.

Natalie Mercer, co-man­ager at this agency, says Tier­bos has its own club­house, a swim­ming pool, squash and ten­nis courts, and it is pos­si­ble to en­joy a good hike without leav­ing the prop­erty. One walk leads to a small wa­ter­fall.

“The home is for sale at R5.995 mil­lion, mak­ing it one of the less ex­pen­sive Tier­boskloof prop­er­ties – even a plot here can now cost R4m,” she says.

In Ber­gen­dal Es­tate, APKF is mar­ket­ing a three-bed­room 320m² dou­ble-storey house on a 1 038m² erf. This mod­ern home has a grey slate roof, two up­per decks with wrought iron balustrades, one with a pool and the other a gas braai. The home of­fers panoramic views of Hout Bay.

APKF MD Lan­ice Stew­ard says Ber­gen­dal is more fam­ily ori­ented than many se­cu­rity es­tates and its res­i­dents in­clude sev­eral young par­ents with chil­dren.

MOD­ERN: This three-bed­room home at Ber­gen­dal Es­tate in Hout Bay is for sale through Anne Porter Knight Frank’s of­fice.

LESS EX­PEN­SIVE: This four-bed­room home at Tier­boskloof Es­tate is for sale at R5.995 mil­lion.

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