Ron­de­bosch home snapped up

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - PROPERTY -

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.

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