Two ‘rare’ Kommetjie beachfront houses change hands in two months
PAM GOLDING Properties has sold another beachfront property in Kommetjie – its second front-row sale in as many months.
The home, in Old Kom, was sold late last month for R10 million to a Cape Town buyer who intends to make it her home.
In April, PGP agents Tracey Reid-Daley and Pepita Mace sold another beachfront home, adjacent to the main swimming and surfing beach, for R8.9m, also to a local buyer.
PGP’s MD for the Western Cape metro region, Laurie Wener, says there have been several beachfront properties for sale in Kommetjie this year.
“This is quite unusual, as homes with direct beach access are often kept in the family for generations,” she says.
PGP’s area manager for the South Peninsula, Sandi Gildenhuys, says Kommetjie appeals to lovers of the outdoor lifestyle and parents who want a wholesome environment in which to raise their children.
“Long Beach offers safe swimming, surfing and seakayaking, as well as beautiful views towards Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak and even the back of Table Mountain,” she says.
“The village has a low crime rate and an easy-going, warm atmosphere – this is a place where neighbours still know each other, and children still skateboard on the streets.
“There are excellent hospitals, private and government schools within a 30-minute drive, and nearby Long Beach Mall offers major shopping, restaurants and entertainment facilities. And Cape Town is an easy drive over OuKaapse Weg, making this a feasible commute, as well as an ideal location for people who want to work from home.”
PGP’s beachfront mandates in Kommetjie include “a spectacular home” on the northernmost tip of the village, in the Klein Slangkop Estate, for sale at R19m, says Gildenhuys.
The 947m2 property overlooks the length of Long Beach and has views of Noordhoek and Hout Bay, she says.
The 260m2 house, with a steel-and-concrete exterior, is clad in Burmese teak, and interior finishes include oak floors, cherry and oak cupboards, and a modern wood and granite kitchen with a separate scullery and laundry.
Luxury features include a wine cellar, a sauna, a spa bath, and a heated pool. There is under-floor heating throughout, as well as air-conditioning, solar heating panels and wiring for a computer network. A double garage has direct access into the house as well as a walk-in loft area for storage.
Other beachfront homes for sale in Kommetjie include a thatched four-bedroom home overlooking Long Beach, with whitewashed walls and a huge stoep. A Cape Dutch/Mediterranean style home is for sale at R9.9m. PGP is also marketing Sunset Beach, a large thatched home on the front row with five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a separate cottage, as well as a swimming pool, which is for sale at R11m, says Gildenhuys.
BEACH TREASURE: This home in Klein Slangkop Estate, Kommetjie, is for sale through Pam Golding Properties at R19 million.