Demand for Dual-living Homes

Demand for Dual-living Homes

Private Property South Africa

There’s a healthy demand for dual living properties in Noordhoek, according to Mike Greeff, CEO of Greeff Properties, an exclusive Affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. Greeff says that dual living accommodation is being sought for a number of varying reasons such as: a need to accommodate an ageing grandparent; a private space for young adult offspring who have not yet left home; accommodation for a single parent and children to live with grandparents, following a divorce for example; separate living quarters for a housekeeper or paying guest of an owner who is away and prefers a continuous presence on the property, or indeed as a base for an owner who spends most of his or her time away and lets out the main part of the home. “Of course many people will let out a cottage or granny flat simply for extra income,” adds Greeff.

“We’re currently fielding enquiries for dual-living accommodation not only from locals, but from would-be buyers located in Johannesburg, the UK and even from as far away as Kuala Lumpur,” says Dave Rattle, Manager of Greeff’s False Bay Branch. Greeff Properties have sold a number of dual living properties in Noordhoek recently; these include: a three-bedroom, two-bathroom Cape vernacular style home with a yoga studio and a separate two-roomed, one-bathroom flatlet, for R2.4 million; a three-bedroom thatched family home with separate cottage and heated lap pool, which sold for R3.3 million; and a four-bedroom, three-bathroom, double-storey, thatched homestead on large grounds with wide-angle views of Long Beach and the surrounding mountains plus a separate self-catering guest apartment and workshop/studio, which fetched R4 550 000.


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“Currently on the market in Noordhoek, there are at least 20 properties offering separate accommodation in the form of bedsitters, separate apartments or separate cottages,” says Mike Greeff, adding that Noordhoek offers spacious erfs and unparalleled valley and ocean views, which translate into unbeatable value when compared to similar homes with views in the City Bowl or on the Atlantic Seaboard. Greeff properties is currently marketing a number of dual-living properties including: A three bedroom family home with a large two-bedroom apartment, a separate teen pad, an office, a spacious games room, with inside braai, a pool and a four-car garage. Asking price R4 695 000.

Also on the market through Greeff is a five-bedroom, two bathroom, thatched homestead on two park-like hectares in residential security estate, de Goede Hoop. The property is also home to two separate self-catering cottages, three stables, paddocks, dressage arena, a stream and a lake. The asking price: R 19.5 million.

Properties in Noordhoek currently range from around R2 million for a basic three- bedroomed spec home in Lake Michelle security estate to R28 million for a six-bedroomed mansion on five acres in the prestigious De Goede Hoop Private Estate.

Noordhoek, which is about a thirty minute drive (depending on traffic) from central Cape Town, was originally a collection of dairy farms. Today it is home to a growing collection of families and retirement villages, in addition to an equestrian community served by a number of riding schools, stables and trails, both forest and beach. Noordhoek Farm Village comprises a collection of restaurants, craft boutiques and souvenir shops.


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