Hout Bay security estates hold their value
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.