5 Bedroom House in Schoenmakerskop
R 3 800 000
5 Bedroom House in Schoenmakerskop
R 3 800 000
Seldom do such properties come onto the market in this idyllic seaside village known affectionately as 'Schoenies'. This is a superb property that you simply have to experience and has been home to the same family for over 23 years - a family with three children who thrived in the flowing space from the moment they could support themselves on their own two feet. The kids have all grown to varsity age and beyond and now, sadly for the owners, the time has come to build something smaller a few hundred metres away.
This is a happy home, a bright sunny home, a feel good place, one filled with laughter and good conversation and one where the memories will be cherished for a long time to come. You will feel this as you enter the immaculately maintained and structurally perfect home. The extensive renovations carried out on the original house were designed and overseen by an established, thoughtful and very experienced architect and the build work was implemented with a degree of perfection. The use of space, sunlight and views were never compromised and you will find a perfect blend of the three which integrate seamlessly to create a warm and special place.
The downstairs, mostly open plan living areas, are brought alive with shiny yellow and golden Oregon Pine floors (recently sanded and polished) throughout. A dual-sided fireplace situated in the centre of this space makes for long cosy and warm evenings of good conversation or thoughtful contemplation. The expansive kitchen counters too, are Oregon Pine from reclaimed roof rafters of homes gone by, and there is plenty of cupboard space to store and protect all your kitchen ware. There are two cosy nooks downstairs which are ideal for putting up your feet to catch up on your latest novel or to simply unwind after a hard days work in the city. In addition there is a guest bathroom and toilet for visitors and which services a bedroom which is situated on the landing, halfway up the staircase on the West side of the house. A bonus, is the large study downstairs which leads off the passage next to the living areas which has considerable wooden shelving to house any large collection of books.
Two rich wood laid staircases (one can use either), one starting in the centre of the open plan living areas and one on the West side of the home lead upstairs to the accommodation areas. One of the staircases services an upstairs living/built in braai area and delightful main en suite, and the other staircase feeds the 4 bedrooms and open plan study area which connects the bedrooms to the upstairs living/braai area. Upstairs, there are balconies on both the South side with 180 degree sea views and on the North side with views across the conservancy and which is baked in sunlight during the winter months - you thus have the best of both worlds.
One of the five bedrooms is situated half way up the stairs and positioned on the North West side of the house with large windows that capture both the green bush of the conservancy and, because there are no neighbours on the West side, distant sea views as well. The remaining 4 bedrooms are all on the South side of the home which take advantage of the superb sea views. There is a full bathroom upstairs to service the three bedrooms on the South side. The main en suite bedroom on the East side is something to behold - big, bold and breathtaking! There is a beautiful freestanding bath on the North side of the room with a view of the conservancy and to take advantage of the privacy and warmth. Another feature is clever and open overhead shower almost in the middle of the room and corner windows on the South East side of the room with views stretching forever over the neighbouring rooftops and out to sea. This is where there there are two comfy chairs positioned to enjoy your early morning coffee whilst soaking up the view.
The terraced garden is large - 1217 square meters - and has all that one would need. There are three main terraced areas, other than the ground floor outdoor space, where you will find grassed areas and a considerable veggie patch. On the first terrace level, on the East side, There is a self contained flat consisting of a bedroom and bathroom - perfect for visitors who prefer their own space and privacy. An outdoor shower behind the kitchen provides a welcome splash as you come up from the beach. There are 3 garages with additional space for storage and further parking for cars behind a walled section on the West side.
- 4/5 Rainwater tanks that are connected directly to the main water line in the house which makes the water supply independent of municipal water and hence a cost saving and ensures continuous delivery if the municipality ever experiences problems.
- Alarm system throughout
- Large glass sliding pocket doors upstairs that connect the bedrooms to the living area and seamlessly 'disappear' into the wall hollows. This allows more space and greater sense of indoor-outdoor living.
- Open ceiling with solid exposed wooden beams upstairs.
- Extra height ceilings on both levels to allow additional light and feeling of space.
- Dual chimney for the fireplace and upstairs braai that comes together on the second floor to share a chimney and which warms the entire home.
- All plans stamped and approved
- Larger garden/erf than most in Schoenmakerskop as they current owner bought additional land from the municipality to extend the garden on the North and West sides of the property.
- Property is the last home on the North side of a very quiet cul de sac. Only two cars in the street pass this home to access their properties.
- Idyllic lifestyle and coastal village living only 10 minutes from town - Schoenmakerskop is a delightful and peaceful place to live.
- Recently painted.
- Beautifully maintained.
Schoenmakerskop is a wonderful seaside village, situated 8 kilometres from Walmer, 10 mins to Walmer Park Shopping centre, 15 minutes to the Port Elizabeth International Airport and the same to Grey High School and Clarendon Primary School and other top schools. The village affectionately known as 'Schoenies' has recently celebrated its Centenary and there is a wonderful sense of community living in this peaceful village. Although only 8 kilometres from 'town', there is a sense of being separated from the hustle and bustle of city life and life ticks by a little slower here in Schoenies. There are wonderful beach and fynbos walks - the most popular being the Fynbos Trail and the Sacramento Trail - that stretch for many kilometres so you can make the walks as long or short as you like. The numerous natural seaside pools that offer safe swimming, snorkelling and splashing fun for everyone are literally within a couple of hundred metres. Dogs are treasured friends here and they are welcome almost everywhere, including the trails and beaches.
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