Sold R9,800,000 - House
Boshof Avenue – arguably one of the best streets in Newlands. And this particular stretch is certainly the most sought-after – with Consular neighbours and generally larger erven providing privacy and a leafy canopy and backdrop to savour every day.
Honestly, the first time I viewed this home, it took my breath away. And each time I visit, I notice yet another well thought out aspect of the design and construction. There are many beautiful homes in the Southern Suburbs – but sometimes I find the pervasive ”recipe” used in choice of materials and decorative features to be ever so slightly cloned. Not here. Actually, it’s also the setting that’s unique. There are multiple expanses of aluminium windows and sliding doors that showcase the established garden and stone-clad rivercourse that traverses the entire northern side of the 800 square metre erf.
The living rooms consist of formal lounge, dining room opening to a stunning sheltered patio, and a cosy TV room that doubles as an extra bedroom if needed. The kitchen is open plan to the central passageway – so from the kitchen you can hold a conversation with anyone sitting at the table in the main courtyard. You’ll see in the pics that the kitchen also overlooks a very pretty deck/bridge over the river. There is a central pitched skylight running almost the lenght of the entire home in its own double volume space – one of the key elements to the uplifting sense of light and volume.
The master suite, on the mountain side of the property, is accessed through a bank of built-in cupboards, and enjoys both garden and private patio outlook. There is a full, luxurious en-suite. On the street side of the house, on an upstairs split level are two bedrooms, full bathroom and an additional living room with partially glassed ceiling and a balcony with wonderful mountain views. What’s really great is that because it’s a split level, and through use of double volume from the entrance hall, you don’t feel isolated from the main home and living areas. At the same time, if you decided to use this section as a home office, the sanctity of your private life is maintained. Actually, the space would also lend itself to accommodating a long term guest or family members who require a sense of independence. In total, if we include the TV room, there are 4 bedrooms.
The property has a generous double garage, and off-street parking for two cars behind automated gate. I am not sure whether or not to call this home a ‘lock-and-leave’ – it doesn’t feel like it but the owner tells me that they can and do leave the home for extended stretches without any worries, and return to find it has fared well…. on that note, I must bid farewell. If you’ve read to this point, please enjoy the photographs. We have full and specific details of the house which we can send on request, AND HAVE SCANNED THE ENTIRE HOME IN 3D – please mail us for a link. it will enable you to browse and inspect the entire house and even have a doll’s house view of the buildings from your own PC.