6 Bedroom House in St Andrews

R 7 500 000

Adriaan Prinsloo

RE/MAX-Jowic Wierdapark

6 Bedroom House in St Andrews

R 7 500 000

6 Beds
3 Baths
3 Garages
Land Area 2673 m²

Property situated in St Andrews Bedfordview.

Large six bedroom property with one bedroom granny flat with lounge and bathroom. Large Entertainment Room with 16 Camera Security System. Very high Walls with Electric Fence.

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Although the area around Bedfordview had been inhabited by black natives for hundreds of years, the written history of the area commenced with the arrival of white settlers in the 19th Century.

The site of Bedfordview was largely taken up by the farm Elandsfontein, and was administered as part of the District of Potchefstroom in the South African Republic. The coat-of-arms of Bedfordview features an Eland holding a fountain as a tribute to the early rural history of the town.

The Witwatersrand Gold Reef had a huge impact on the area. Elandsfontein was purchased for the mineral rights, and was later divided into smaller farms and small-holdings, many of which were settled by retired miners. The entire area became known as Geldenhuis Estates Smallholdings.

One of these farms was owned by Sir George Herbert Farrar, a randlord who played a prominent role in planning the infamous Jameson Raid, one of the main causes of the Second Anglo-Boer War. His farm, Bedford, was located in the present-day suburb of St Andrews, and parts of the original farm can still be seen in St Andrews'' School. The farm itself was named after Sir Farrar''s home-town of Bedford in England. Apparently the raid itself was planned in a small house close to the farm. Sir George is buried in Milner Ave, close to the school, the only official grave in the town.

During the war, British cavalry was based in Bedfordview and apparently planted the oak trees along Van Buuren Ave. There is also a legend that an Indian Rajah-based with the unit died and was buried somewhere in Bedfordview in full regalia, including his jewel-encrusted sword.

The name Bedfordview came about as the result of a competition in 1926. A girl who won the competition thought there was a nice view from Bedford Farm. Bedford View (two words) was then registered. Over the years the name has contracted to one word.

By 1932 the small-holding had developed into a small village. The 1st Bedfordview Scout Troop opened its doors on 26 July 1928, and there was a government school and a post office. However, there were major health concerns. Bill Stuart, headmaster at the school, recalled that sewage would run down Van Buuren Road from Malvern East and that the piggeries and other farms caused swarms of flies. There was talk that the area should become part of a municipality in order to deal with the matter, and residents were asked whether they would prefer to join Johannesburg or Germiston. Joining a municipality would mean rates and taxes though, so the residents elected instead to set up a health committee to sort out the problem. This later developed into the Bedfordview Village Council and then the Bedfordview Town Council.

Bedfordview was forced to join with Germiston and Palm Ridge to form the Transitional Council of Greater Germiston, after the institutition of democracy. This was in turn merged with other East Rand towns to form the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council, which incorporated the old municipalities of Alberton, Bedfordview, Benoni, Boksburg, Brakpan, Edenvale, Germiston, Kempton Park, Nigel, and Springs.

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Key Property Features

6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
8
Covered Parkings
1
Dining Areas
1
En-suite
3
Garages
1
Lounges
Air Con
Alarm
Electric Fencing
Entrance Hall
Family Tv Room
Flatlets
Garden
Guest Toilet
Intercom
Kitchen
Laundry
Patio
Pool
Scullery
Staff Quarters
Study

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Perfect for families, young professionals and business owners, the affluent town of Bedfordview is close to many industrial and business areas, such as Johannesburg South. This lush area boasts many excellent schools, and various fun activities for the whole family. Bedfordview overlooks the bustling Sandton area, however has none of the traffic congestion of such an area. The police and security companies in this area work well together to provide a safe environment for residents.

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