3 Bedroom House in East Bank

R 3 150 000 Offers from R 2 900 000

Warwick Heny

RE/MAX-Kowie

3 Bedroom House in East Bank

R 3 150 000 Offers from R 2 900 000

9 + 11 -13 york road
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3 Beds
2 Baths
3 Garages
Floor Area 398 m²
Land Area 8406 m²
Rates R 1528

Historically significant colonial home set on huge grounds of over 8000 sqm with large lawns and established indigenous trees. This is a unique property unlike any other. Originally Dr Atherstone's residence in the late 1800's, the records have the following info on the previous owner :

Walter H. Atherstone was the youngest child of Dr W.G. Atherstone* of Grahamstown, and younger brother of Guybon D. Atherstone*. He qualified as Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Master of Surgery (CM) at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1887. He was licensed to practice in the Cape Colony in May 1888 and was appointed during the same month as district surgeon of Bathurst, Eastern Cape, and medical officer of the Kowie convict station. In August 1889 he was appointed acting surgeon superintendent of the newly established Port Alfred asylum, a name later changed to the Kowie asylum. The institution was housed in vacant convict barracks that were quite unsuitable for the purpose. In November 1893 Walter became medical superintendent of the asylum. From 1896 to 1901 he served as acting senior medical officer on Robben Island, but thereafter again became medical superintendent at Port Alfred and remained in this post until 1920. His son, Dr Harold Damant Atherstone, joined him in his practice after qualifying in 1915. After losing an eye Walter gave up his general practice and devoted all his energies to the asylum which from 1908 admitted chronic cases only. He remained in Port Alfred after his retirement for the rest of his life. He was married to Fanny Harrison, with whom he had a son.

In 1892 Walter Atherstone donated fishes and other specimens from Port Alfred to the Albany Museum in Grahamstown. Many years later, in 1912, he presented the museum with some blocks of limestone containing fossils of the mollusc genus Turbo.

He was also one of the founding members of the Royal Port Alfred Golf Club.

The property is set on 2 erven and both title deeds are for sale, being 9 together with 11 - 13 York Road - total size 8406 sqm, made up of the main property with large home & garages of 398 sqm, set on 7098 sqm of land, with a vacant stand of 1308 sqm lying alongside and enclosed completely by fencing, or fibrecrete wall. The properties have large and beautiful indigenous trees and plants around, giving one the feeling of living in a large park, with good size grass lawns on much of the property also. The site would appeal to those wanting privacy and loving nature - with abundant bird species making the most of the towering trees and plants. There are multiple rain water tanks (13 500 l) plus a large old fashioned reservoir of 250 000l which can be pumped to the home.

The home is a beautiful old dwelling with wrap around under-roof patio on the south side. With large bedrooms, and living/ dining areas, a farm style oak kitchen with soft touch draws, plus 2 studies, and a entrance hall. In the old days everything had enough volume, with no need to skimp on bedroom size - and this property is the same - great big rooms, fair size bathrooms, with a free standing bath, and long passages.

The garage section is seperate from the home and linked by pavers. The garage comfortably fits 3 vehicles, and has two large rooms - ideal for a workshop and storage. There is a large laundry also. This area could be easily converted to a S/C flat or small home.

There is a lapa with central braai area/ fire-pit for entertaining outside and is ideal for garden lunches and night time dinners. The lapa lies near the house and garages.

This is a truly unique and rare piece of land, possibly the largest freestanding plot with gracious home left in the town. The history, and character of this home makes it an interesting purchase. Contact Warwick Heny to view.

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Key Property Features

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Bedrooms
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Bathrooms
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Dining Areas
3
Garages
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Lounges
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Storeys
Access Gate
Alarm
BIC
Fireplace
Garden
Kitchen
Laundry
Patio
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Storage
Study

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