Property details

5

5

12

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Beds

Baths

Garage

Parking

Rooms

Swimming Pool

Garden

Furnished

Restaurant

Pet Friendly

Alarm

Guest Rooms

Wheelchair

Wireless

Aircon

Spa

Elevator

Conference Facilities

Erf size:
4,090 m²
Building size:
463 m²
Energy Supplies:
Solar Power, Eskom,
Rates and Taxes
R3,915 per month
Levies
R7,077 per month

Features

  • Main bedroom with en-suite bathroom, blinds, ceiling fan, king bed, walk-in dressing room and bamboo flooring
  • Bedroom 2 with blinds, built-in cupboards, queen bed and bamboo flooring
  • Bedroom 3 with blinds, built-in cupboards, queen bed and bamboo flooring
  • Bedroom 4 with en-suite bathroom, blinds, ceiling fan, built-in cupboards, king bed, bamboo flooring and tiled floors
  • Bathroom 1 with blinds, bath, double basin, double vanity, shower, toilet, tiled floors and wooden floors
  • Bathroom 2 with basin, shower, toilet, tiled floors and wooden floors
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Additional buildings

  • 1 x Office (1 Bathrooms)
  • 1 x Staff toilet
  • 1 x Studio

Simply Sustainable, Natural Wonder

A privilege to present our newest Exclusive Mandate. Monaghan Farm is an eco-estate to the north of Johannesburg and it's decomposed granite soils were suitable for rammed earth. This design incorporates 500mm thick rammed earth walls, underground rain water tanks, a roof optimised for solar shading and rainwater harvesting and off grid living. The use of polymer stabilised foundations not only significantly reduced CO2 but also saved costs. To design a low carbon house that had future proof resilience. It was to provide a home and a working environment that was thermally comfortable. The house was to be independent of municipal services and to be made predominantly of rammed earth. Early on it was determined to make a cement free house. Situated on an escarpment with true North facing views to the ancient old Magaliesberg Moutains, this property's location is undeniably one of its star attractions, with lots of access to green vistas. A study and library located to the right of the entrance. At the end of the open plan area is a spacious kitchen dining/living area and a relaxing retreat adjoining a north facing patio at the front of the house that opens to a covered braai area and indigenous garden. Since the kitchen is always on show, it was important that it looked and felt sophisticated. The house has that wow factor, but it's also extremely liveable. A rammed earth wall is constructed by ramming earth within forms, that are then removed. The clay of the soil holds the sand and gravel particles together, and having a well graded soil assists with the structural properties of the wall. In this project we stabilised the rammed earth with a polymer bitumen mix in the below ground construction, and with lime in the above ground Walls. The stabilisation combines with the clay and makes the wall resistant to water weathering. Never before been for sale. SPECIAL POINTS RE RAMMED EARTH BUILDING: A labour intensive method in the construction which reduced the amount of fossils fuel and hence limited the release of CO2 . Provided employment for a team of around 30 people. Traditional adobe bricks for the internal walls and the beam fill and rendered these with a traditional lime plaster. compressed earth blocks for the internal walls and the beam fill and rendered these with a traditional lime plaster. Limited the construction waste. Total waste was equal to what a conventional building project will produce in a week. Mainly natural finishes with reclaimed timber used for much of the fittings. Is it off the grid? The project is both off grid and grid connected. Rain water is collected in a 140 m3 water tank below the patio and is sufficient to supply all the water needs to the house (garden included) The house has a grid tied meter and inverter and solar panels are added. I am the Pam Golding Properties resident area specialist for Monaghan Farm.

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