The historic Morgenrood Estate in Upper Kenilworth that dates to 1842 is being redeveloped into an exclusive offering of five double storey maisonettes, each around 200sqm with huge rooms, high ceilings, thick walls, original timber floors where possible and fireplaces.
Sean Guy and Belinda Gomes, Seeff’s agents for the development say that Morgenrood is a national monument and the original residence of Sir Gordon Sprigg, Prime Minister of the old Cape Colony.
Liz and Trevor Aspeling, the owners and custodians of the original homestead for decades have transformed the property into a tranquil, gated enclave, ideally suited to buyers looking to downscale, still have a fabulous home but not have to compromise too much on space, say the agents.
Master builders and artisans have been appointed to ensure adherence to exacting and uncompromising standards set by the owner-developers. High walls, state-of-the-art alarm systems for each individual home, secure garaging/parking and a 24-hour armed response provide peace of mind.
A central atrium provides access to the homes that are privately located to allow residents to be as social or as discreet as suits their lifestyle. The homes each also boasts a private terrace and access to the landscaped gardens, garaging and parking bays.
While the historic character of the property is retained, the finishes are classic, yet modern. The kitchens are reminiscent of a French county house and are integrated with the expansive living spaces.
The homes boast green features such as solar power heating, light-saving devices and a rainwater reservoir system for the gardens.
Three of the homes are still available for sale, priced from R7.2 million including VAT and with no transfer duty payable.
Guy and Gomes further note that Kenilworth Upper is one of the most sought-after addresses in the Southern Suburbs. The Morganrood development is located in a quiet residential area, yet is close to the commercial heart of Claremont as well as other facilities in the area such as leading schools, the Constantia Winelands, Kirstenbosch Gardens and arterial roads.