Rondebosch home snapped up
A HOME in Silwood Road, Rondebosch, was sold recently within two weeks of coming on to the market and nearly achieved its listed price of R9.85 million.
Rondebosch homes are usually sought after because of the suburb’s position in relation to the academic facilities in the southern suburbs.
The biggest drawcard for property owners with young children is top schools, including Rondebosch Boys’ School, Diocesan College, Bishops, Rustenberg Girls’ School, Westerford, St George’s Grammar School, Oakhurst, Micklefield, Forres and St Joseph’s.
The University of Cape Town is also nearby, and many children who go to school in the area go on to study at UCT.
Zanny Muller, one of the Knight Frank Residential SA agents who marketed the Silwood Road home, said: “Older homes in the suburb tend to be more spacious than newer homes, and generally have larger gardens which make them ideal as family homes.
“The four-bedroomed Victorian home, which is on 1 347m², is an ideal family home with four living rooms, two bathrooms, two garages and additional parking for four cars.
“It was built in 1901 and still has many of the Victorian features that make these homes so attractive.”
Muller s ays t he s el l ers worked hard to maintain the traditional finishes and features, and when they added a large sunroom, they did so without detracting from the original structure.
“The sunroom has fold-back doors which opens it to the patio and garden, bringing the outdoors in and making this an ideal entertainment area.
“T h e l i s t e d p r i c e was R9.85m, and we sold the house for very near this price because of its location in Rondebosch. Homes here rarely come on the market and are usually bought fairly quickly,” says Muller.