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Luxurious Melrose home offers convenience and lifestyle

Melrose North Home, Pam Golding
This luxury home designed as a classic farmhouse is situated in an exclusive private gated enclave with 24-hour security in the upmarket suburb of Melrose North, Sandton. It is being marketed by Pam Golding Properties.

One of Johannesburg’s most outstanding residential properties, a luxury home designed as a classic farmhouse situated in an exclusive private gated enclave with 24-hour security in the upmarket suburb of Melrose North, Sandton, is being marketed by Pam Golding Properties for R30 million.

Rupert Finnemore, regional head of Pam Golding Properties Gauteng, says that it is great honour for the agency to be associated with this iconic property, which was designed by a team led by well-known local architect Karen Mailer. He says the modern home, which is situated on more than 4 000 sqm of landscaped park-like gardens, offers an exclusive Highveld country lifestyle to the discerning family.

“While the designers have been able to achieve a tranquil and sophisticated country atmosphere, the home at the same time offers its residents every modern convenience and is situated just minutes from both Sandton and Rosebank. This property is certainly one of the choice homes currently on offer in residential property market in the Johannesburg region,” adds Finnemore.

“The home itself is an inspirational interpretation of a modern Highveld farmhouse set within in an idyllic boomed suburban sanctuary. The designers have achieved a seamless integration of the indoors with the superb landscaped outdoor gardens, resulting in a light and airy family home which enables residents to take full advantage of our wonderful Johannesburg climate.”

“Melrose North is a relatively small upmarket suburb consisting of some 600 mostly sectional title and estate homes. It retains a buoyant local property market and has enjoyed solid house price growth over the last five years.”

This prime residence is being marketed by award-winning Pam Golding Properties agents Kimberly Dods and Carol Truter. Dods says that she is privileged to be marketing this “gem of a property”, which, she adds, has been crafted to the most exacting standards and is packed with numerous unique and cutting edge features.

“The home boasts impressive open-plan living spaces and a private bedroom wing,” she explains. “High volumes, exposed rafter ceilings and an understated neutral colour palette make for spacious and light- filled stylish interiors opening onto the wrap-around veranda and entertainment spaces. There are generous gallery spaces, which would do any art collection proud, and exquisite open living spaces with bespoke library cabinetry and closed-combustion fireplaces”.

“This property is a dream for those who enjoy entertaining and lavishing hospitality on guests and family alike. A vast all-season entertainment space integrates an Italoven pizza oven, gas braai and wood-burning fireplace. A fully-integrated sound system with iPad control feeds music to the entertainment and living areas of the home.”

The imposing mature gardens were landscaped to incorporate a number of fun features that can be enjoyed by the whole family. An attractive pergola creates a tranquil walkway overlooking the rose garden and ‘Hare’ sculptures by artist Guy Du Toit.

According to Dods, metalworker Rory Alcock purpose-designed the decorative metal balustrade surrounding the circular sunken entertainment fire pit.

“A feature koi pond and filtered nursery are home to imported Japanese koi fish. The mosaic feature swimming pool has a martini seat and is temperature controlled.” Kimberly’s partner, Carol Truter, points out that the property also has outstanding eco-credentials. Helicol solar panels combine with heat pumps to maintain consistent temperatures throughout the house and swimming pool, irrespective of the weather. “A German high-tech underfloor hot water heating system uses energy efficient inverter heat pumps maintaining comfortable zoned temperatures using programmable wireless thermostats,” she adds.

In addition, the residence has a high power generator that can be used as a backup in the event of power cuts, and can call on borehole water to reduce the use of, and dependence on, municipal supplies. All of the sash windows are double-glazed for improved environmental control.

“The open plan contemporary gourmet chef’s kitchen and dining rooms are the pride of this property. Top-end features include a custom made Lacanche gas range and large central dining island. A bespoke temperature-controlled wine tasting chamber has a hand crafted vaulted brick ceiling, specifically for the wine connoisseur,” points out Truter.

“The master suite is fit for royalty, boasting a sumptuous boudoir embracing a study area, designer dressing room and indulgent luxury bathroom. The bathroom and guest cloakroom are decorated with botanical and coral mosaics by Bronwen Findlay. There are a further two beautiful double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a cedar wood linen cupboard.”

Truter says that a private study with natural wood-vaulted ceilings, fitted library cabinetry by Benchmark, custom-made map wall-covering and shower facilities form the ultimate ‘man cave’.

“The security of the property has been given considerable attention and includes CCTV cameras, external beams and electric fencing. There are four and a half bathrooms, four staff rooms and kitchen, as well as three garages plus an hydraulic lift for a fourth vehicle. An air-conditioned gym and enormous outdoor equipment storeroom caters to the health enthusiast.”

“This is an impressive residence, which is unlike any other currently on the market within the city,” adds Dods. “This home presents a once in a life-time opportunity for the discerning investor who is looking for a unique combination of luxury, convenience, lifestyle, value and suburban living. We fully expect this superb property to create a stir in the market and quicken the pulse of a prospective buyer.”

For further information please contact Kimberly Dods at Pam Golding Properties Hyde Park office on 082 601 2099, or email, or Carol Truter on 082 466 1045, or email