This wonderful heritage home is located on Oranjezicht’s most desirable Avenue overlooking the Molteno Reservoir. It has a wealth of beautiful period features that have been preserved since its construction in the early 1900s. Designed by Mello Damstra, a highly respected Dutch architect, one feels as though the owners of this prestigious home are merely custodians of this stately residence.
This house is incredibly expansive and each room reveals more treasures with teak windows, door frames, panelling and inlaid floors, original fireplaces, high ceilings with picture rails and ceiling roses and marble bathrooms with exquisitely detailed chequer board floors.
From the street one can appreciate the elegance of this house with the deep stoep flanked by twin gables and ornate window frames topped by corbelled canopies. The beautifully planted front terraced garden runs its full width and is bursting with flowers and foliage. Up wide terracotta steps one enters the portico and through double doors into the large panelled hallway. The long reception room is reminiscent of the galleries in English stately homes with more panelling and a fireplace, this leads to the library at the far end of the house. Housed in this wing is an atmospheric dining room and at the back is a big bright eat-in kitchen with a gas hob, a double Smeg oven and a separate scullery/laundry.
Housed in the west wing are three bedrooms, the master bedroom has a full en-suite bathroom as well as a walk-in dressing room and fireplace. The second bedroom has an en-suite loo and wash hand basin and the third an en-suite shower room. The main en-suite, family bathroom and guest toilet are all marble tiled.
In the centre of the home is an enclosed atrium with a partially glazed roof, perfect for winter lunches, this leads out to the open courtyard garden. An additional building houses a small store room, gardener’s room with full bathroom and a first floor flatlet, added on four years ago which can be accessed separately.
This is a totally unique property and one of the most beautifully preserved heritage homes we have seen in Cape Town.
There is an option to buy the vacant plot behind the property, off Alexandra Avenue, with a large level lawn and swimming pool with a stunning view up to Table Mountain, ideal for a second home or an amazing garden. This 402sqm plot as shown in the last three photos of our photo gallery, is available at R4 000 000.
- Price: R12 500 000
- Contact Elisabeth Kretschmer from Kapstadt Properties to view - 083 252 4562
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