The most exclusive estate in Hout Bay has come onto the market, priced at a record-setting R35m. Ingred Blicher Hansen, Seeff agent tasked with the marketing says that the home and grounds are quite unlike anything else in the area.
“Every aspect, from the grounds to the magnificent 1600sqm contemporary home, is top class”, she says.
Situated in the sought-after Riverside Terrace, the property is 2 acres (8850sqm) in extent with magnificent grounds and gardens. It includes river frontage and surrounding mountain views. From your arrival at the guardhouse and entrance, you are struck by the incredible serenity and surrounding nature.
The contemporary, flat-roofed home is reminiscent of an island boutique hotel. The sheer volume is striking, as is the architectural and engineering excellence as seen in the massive amount of seamless glass and beautiful Kiaat finishes, from ceilings to walls and floors, kitchen units, wardrobes, vanities and just about everywhere you look including the beautiful floating staircase.
The entire property, grounds and buildings, feature acute attention to detail and superior finishes throughout. Indigenous plants, a borehole, a Palm-fringed walking trail, designer veggie garden, boardwalk crossing the river with its landscaped banks are just some of the features. On the opposite side of the river, is a large lawned area for picnics or large functions and can accommodate a banqueting marquee.
The floors are a mix of marble and Kiaat while the counter tops are marble and Caesar-stone. A body of Koi-filled water almost surround the home and flows into the house. There is also an indoor fern-atrium, but plant-life surrounds the home, both the interiors and exterior including vertical gardens.
The main living areas on the lower level are open-plan and lead to the expansive under-roof entertainment area with a lounge, dining room, wet bar, cocktail and indoor braai area that lead to the garden and swimming pool that has a large decked sunbathing area. Just off this, is a studio/gymnasium with an en-suite bathroom and private entrance.
Features of the living areas include two lounges, a study, dining room, chef’s kitchen with a walk-in pantry, separate scullery and laundry as well as a linen room. There are seven bedrooms, six with en-suite bathrooms, including two main suites. There is also a two-bedroomed apartment with a living room and kitchenette.
Other features include a two-bedroomed staff suite, a generator room, garaging and plenty of secure parking. There is an irrigation system and a 100m deep borehole. The security is top class as is the privacy on offer, concludes the agent.
Hout Bay has become so sought after that luxury home buyers are increasingly heading here for value and access to the laid-back village lifestyle, yet with excellent schools, facilities and amenities on hand. You are also close to the attractions and facilities of the Southern Suburbs to the one side and Atlantic Seaboard and CBD to the other side.