Property details

7

6.5

3

7

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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:
6,332 m²

Features

  • Main bedroom with en-suite bathroom, air conditioner, ceiling fan, under floor heating and wooden floors
  • Bedroom 2 with en-suite bathroom, air conditioner, ceiling fan, built-in cupboards, under floor heating and wooden floors
  • Bedroom 3 with en-suite bathroom, air conditioner, ceiling fan, built-in cupboards, under floor heating and wooden floors
  • Bedroom 4 with en-suite bathroom, air conditioner, ceiling fan, built-in cupboards, under floor heating and wooden floors
  • Bathroom 1 with bath, double vanity, shower, toilet and tiled floors
  • Bathroom 2 with basin, bath, shower and toilet
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Modern contemporary

It is not often that such a streamlined home blends into its surrounds as organically as this light-filled architectural masterpiece, tucked behind tall trees and surrounded by a magical indigenous garden. Inspired by the lofty proportions of traditional barns, this modern interpretation fits right into its traditional Constantia landscape yet is an utterly contemporary family home – and an entertainer's dream. Brilliantly designed over two levels, the home has views in every direction. The ground-level living spaces stretch the length and breadth of the ‘barn' that lies along the property's east-west axis, and light floods through the tall stacking doors that line the northern face. The magnificent pivoting front door is scaled right up, hinting at the generous double-volume spaces within. The entrance hall – separated from the communal spaces by a floating staircase that leads up to the open mezzanine home-office – gives way to a family lounge-cum-play area, and then the kitchen area. This is the ultimate cook's kitchen, designed for family dinners at the wood-and-Neolith island counter or entertaining a crowd of happy friends at the 14-seater dining table. If you're not in the mood to whip up a meal at the state-of-the-art gas/electric cooker, the built-in pizza oven and braai outside are just the ticket. The living area, at the eastern end of the ‘barn', has 180-degree views through windows on either side of the combustion fireplace that is a focal point on winter evenings. Two lushly planted internal atriums separate the communal spaces from the tranquil bedroom wing that runs parallel. The pajama lounge – complete with fireplace and a coffee station – gives way to the four en-suite family bedrooms, all of which lead out into the garden. The master suite commands magnificent views of the mountains, swimming pool and garden beyond. Downstairs is another private wing accessed via a concealed staircase next to the living area. Here you'll find the guest cottage, with open-plan kitchen, lounge and en-suite double bedroom; the staff kitchen and living quarters; a spare en-suite bedroom; an office-cum-gym; and a steam room. Sliding doors open onto a terrace planted with fruit trees. Lawned terraces surrounded by indigenous plantings maximize usable garden space. A kids' bike path circles the garden, and the play area on a lower terrace is still close enough to the house for visual safety. Veggie and herb containers and fruit trees allow for sustainable self-sufficiency. Complementing this are the borehole, water storage and filtration systems, as well as the pellet burner that heats the floors, the pool and the hot water. The veranda includes comfortable shaded seating and an area for alfresco dining. Sundowners around the fire-pit on the far end of the veranda are almost obligatory, although, in the height of summer, the martini seat that runs the length of the sparkling pool is the perfect place to toast the end of another day in paradise.

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