Sometimes, you just want a bit of peace and quiet in your life.
Sure, living in the city is great; being so close to the heart of things make you feel young, energetic, even a part of something.
But then there’s the confinement. The high walls, the tall buildings and the never-ending white noise swelling up from the CBD makes one feel like they need an escape.
And then you happen upon this house in Constantia.
It’s not just any house, though. Rather, it’s the “epitome of Cape Colonial living in the Valley of the Vines”. No doubt it will cost you a pretty penny – R65 million, in fact – but it has everything you need to make you feel like you have all the space in the world.
Listed on Seeff, the five bedroom house, set on two adjacent plots totalling over 18 926 square metres, has views of the mountains and neighbouring vineyards. In one word favoured by Capetonians of a certain breed, it’s divine.
Interested? Who wouldn’t be.
The main house has four large bedrooms all en-suite with recently remodeled bathrooms, the fifth bedroom does not have a bathroom but could be easily be converted into a dressing room, upstairs study or a small gym. The main bedroom overlooks the vineyards, has a large dressing room and bathroom.
There is a gracious entrance hall, formal lounge, large dining room, comfortable family room, gentleman’s study, guest cloakroom and a farm style kitchen with a family eating area as well as a small walk in pantry and separate scullery.
Undercover verandas make entertaining and outdoor living an absolute pleasure. The self-catering pool house/cottage,has two spacious bedrooms both en-suite as well as an open-plan living/ dining room. There is staff cottage which can accommodate three staff members, male and female or two females and a male. The female side has two bedrooms.
On the lower half of the property is a small one bedroom cottage also self-catering and en-suite. Both cottages have recently been renovated,have under carpet heating in the bedrooms and bathrooms. The property has a stable block with five stables and a tack room.
There is also a swimming pool, flood lit tennis court and well laid out gardens and kitchen herb garden. Buitenzorg is fortunate enough to have automated borehole irrigation. This unique estate is totally secure, fully fenced, has an alarm system, cameras and monitors connected to Verifier and electric fencing.
There are ample storerooms, basement and five garages as well as a laundry. All carpeted areas have under carpet heating and the main bedroom is air-conditioned.
Oh, and here’s the front of the main house:
In love? Of course you are.
See more on the listing here.
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