Industrial masterpiece in Irene listed for R9m

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Industrial masterpiece in Irene listed for R9m

A multifunctional home that has been used as the backdrop of many high profile productions and events has recently been listed with Seeff Centurion for just over R9 million.

The home, located in Irene, is constructed of concrete, steel, wood and glass and has captured the imagination of architects, interior designers and bespoke property buyers from around the world.

7 Bedroom House in Irene

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Steve van Wyk, Seeff’s Managing Director in Centurion, says while the home has been the inspiration behind numerous articles in local as well as international publications, it still has a sound South African feel to it.

“Clever design incorporating high level windows and unobstructed light allows for magnificent views of the Highveld sky and the main bedroom has an open plan bathroom with views on the Anglo Boer war memorial graveyard set among indigenous veldt”.

Van Wyk continues that more special features of this seven bedroom, six bathroom home include dry packed dolomite walls creating axis, entrances and private court yards, a large roof that was designed around a Celtis Africana as core and a dining room table made by the owner from a 100 year old Pine tree.

“The design allows for deep sun during winter and a shaded environment during summer and negates the use of an artificially controlled environment. In addition the low slanted roof has an industrial origin with opening sections at the higher zone allowing for control of the internal environment.

Finishes throughout are basic and elemental and the floors are standard cement screeds with epoxy paint. The sanitary fittings, ironmongery and lighting are standard industrial off the shelf for which little or no maintenance is required”.

Van Wyk concludes that the home also has guesthouse and entertainment rights and flexible zoning.

The space is a highly multi-functional environment ideal for living, working and entertaining. It includes two offices and can easily be converted to a guest house (each bedroom has its own living area) conference facility, function hall or two separate residential dwellings.

The home also boasts industrial lighting and theatre speakers, the kitchen is able to accommodate large catering teams and there is parking for 50 cars.”

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Centurion East
From countryside to city in minutes
This suburb has become a ‘lifestyle of choice’ for many who don’t want to live in Johannesburg or Pretoria, yet need easy access to both. There are many lifestyle estates in the area which offer residents a good selection of safe, high quality property options. These gated villages have attracted a cosmopolitan community and Centurion functions as something of a mini city of its own. Although it retains a country-feel, residents can be on one of the major roadways to the big cities within minutes.

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