3 Bedroom House in Berea
R 6 500 000
3 Bedroom House in Berea
R 6 500 000
Welcome to this stylish combination of a gracious free standing home and a secure lock up and go. Enter through an ornate wrought iron security gate and solid wooden double doors adorned with six brass lion head stampings to a welcoming entrance hall that has been dressed with stretched fabric on the walls and Marron Emperador marble floor tiles.
The entrance hall leads into the carpeted formal lounge where an antique Dutch chandelier hangs from the 3,8 meter high ceiling whilst ornate cornices and mouldings capturing the glamour and elegance from yesteryear. Glass sliding doors open out onto a patio and a private, sheltered garden.
The expansive grand formal dining room features an elegant crystal chandelier that hangs above a fourteen seater dining room table. Three large French doors open out onto a functional courtyard.
The exceptional kitchen leading off the dining room has been fitted out with bespoke kitchen cupboarding with hand spun brass knobs by Pieter van Dijk Studios in Cape Town, and has Marron Emperador marble floors, splash backs and counter tops. It also features a built in Bauer hot tray, Siemens electric hob as well as a Siemens gas hob and two Siemens under counter thermofan ovens, both with warming drawers. The integrated Siemans fridge is accommodated in one of the custom made cupboards. The scullery area is plumbed for a dishwasher and a washing machine and has a honed granite counter top. The kitchen leads out to the courtyard and offers access to the covered carport and the three garages. The staff accommodation is located off the courtyard. All the garage doors are solid wooden panelled doors and automated, leading directly off the street.
A glamorous guest cloakroom is located off the stairwell and has been tastefully decorated with stretched fabric on the walls and matching floor to ceiling curtains. The hand basin sits nestled on an antique table with a marble top.
The stairs ascend past a magnificent stained glass double volume window consisting of individual panels imported from the United Kingdom. The upstairs landing is currently being used as a study and features built in shelving. The crystal chandelier in the study matches the chandelier that hangs directly over the staircase. The ornate cornices and mouldings which were cast from the moldings in the Durban Club are continued throughout the rooms upstairs and emphasise the spaciousness created by the high ceilings, as do the exceptionally tall arched doors and doorways. All the interior doors are solid Meranti doors and all of them feature solid brass handles and hinges.
The main bedroom boasts a dressing area with bespoke built in cupboards with brass hand spun knobs. This spacious room offers a separate seating area and stylish en-suite bathroom. A 360 degree view of Durbans skyline from the wall to wall picture windows completes this exceptional room. The en-suite bathroom offers double basins set into an antique dresser, a shower, toilet and a bath all set on Marron Emperador marble floor and wall tiles.
The second bedroom offers similar custom built in cupboarding with an en-suite bathroom featuring a shower, toilet and a basin set in an antique dresser with a marble top. This bathroom is also fully tiled in Marron Emperador marble. The third bedroom, which is a single room, offers these quality bespoke built in cupboards as well. The family bathroom is located across the passage from the third bedroom and offers a bath, basin and toilet and is also tiled in Marron Emperador marble.
The attention to detail and the quality of the fixtures and fittings in this beautiful home are outstanding, from the crystal chandeliers, ornate mouldings and ceilings, hand spun brass door handles, quality bathroom fittings, marble, and imported stained glass windows. No expense has been spared in the recent extensive renovation of this luxury home.
There are two ducted airconditioning units, one services the kitchen alone, to ensure that the cooking smells are not spread throughout the home, and the second unit services the rest of the home. Strongwood security windows feature throughout the property complimented by an alarm system.
Originally built as a single story home in 1898 with the first floor added in 1911, further additions to the rear of the property were done in 1955 converting the home into a pair of maisonettes. The property was extensively renovated and returned to a single home in 2005. These extensive renovations included new floors, new roof, complete rewiring and plumbing, new windows and doors. The level of the garden was raised, providing privacy and security amongst other significant improvements.
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