Beautifully restored and renovated four-bedroom 1920s family home in Upper Houghton with income-producing cottage, or an opportunity to further develop on this large 1980sqm stand.
Plenty of accommodation, close to Sacred Heart College, KES and KEPS. The house, cottage and outbuildings are positioned at the top or back of the property overlooking an established and treed garden. From the sunny undercover verandah, there are views beyond towards the north-east that cannot be blocked. Go up a level or two and you’d have more expansive views over the suburbs. The north-facing aspect lets in lots of natural light, and in the winter time, bathes the main bedroom and living room in sunshine till late in the day.
At the back, there is a thriving vegetable garden and paved courtyards off the cottage and kitchen. Two water tanks are used to water the garden. The high stone wall and wrought iron gates lend an artistic flair.
The cottage brings in an income of R6 500 per month and has a bedroom, bathroom and living room with built-in kitchen. In addition to the double garage, there’s extra undercover parking in a carport which can house three to four cars, and a further trailer port which currently provides covered parking for two trailers. Also, plenty of additional paved driveway parking.
Excellent security, electric fencing and high walls make it safe and provide privacy. There is a newly-installed solid metal driveway slider gate (5m x 3.2m) with fast industrial motor. This is linked to CAP Security who actively patrol the area.
Green features include a solar geyser and the two water tanks used to irrigate the garden, as well as a built-in composting site at the bottom of the garden. The option to drill a borehole exists with underground water in the area.
The house was fully restored and renovated in 2011, with ongoing subsequent projects and the roof was painted last year. Oregon pine floors throughout replaced in 2011, with tiles in the bathrooms and kitchen. The Oregon windows were also restored and feature lead pane glass lends to the old-world charm of the property.
Asking price: R3 500 000
Phone 081 271 1890 to view.