Generously proportioned Upper Constantia home situated in a quiet tree lined avenue conveniently situated for Constantia Village, Greenbelts, High Constantia and access routes to the city or coast.
The original Constantia home was built in 1938. Our clients built in latter years the front part as you see it and the construction is solidly engineered including a one meter deep reinforced foundation.
The accommodation comprises of 6 en-suite bedrooms with the potential for 8 if needed plus the separate office/cottage and domestic quarters. Two of the downstairs suites have their own lounge plus the first floor bedroom at the front of the house which has an adjoining lounge or study.
Entrance hall accessed through an impressive 150 year old large Indian teak door / stairs lead to the right to a bedroom with en-suite toilet and adjoining lounge or study.
From the entrance hall you enter a voluminous living space with sweeping staircase. This incredible space flows from dining to lounge with floor to ceiling windows allowing in light and the greenery of the lush garden and fireplace, then through to the braai room equipped with its own kitchen, working surfaces, kitchen cupboards and an isle opposite lounge with fireplace and stacking doors onto a huge pool and entertainment area with pergola and outdoor fireplace. The braai room is incredibly impressive and is an entertainers dream plus it is fully plumbed. All the windows seen in the pictures stack open. There is an adjacent guest loo by the braai room and by the entrance hall.
The wine cellar with domed ceiling, cobbled floor and French doors is accessed by the sweeping staircase and from the hall on the kitchen side. There is space for a double fridge (plumbed) plus there is more storage under the stairs.
At the front of the house is an attractive guest suite with floor to ceiling windows allowing in light and the greenery of the lush garden. The en-suite bathroom has been designed with guests in mind and includes a generous bath, shower and Italian vanity with Carrara marble. There is also further storage in addition to the built in cupboards.
On the ground floor there are two generous double bedroom suites with French doors to the garden and to a lounge which links the two bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own fireplace and the bathrooms are all fitted with tiled bathrooms and imported Italian vanities with Carrara marble.
Off the rear hall by the rear stable door to the garden, there is an office or further bedroom if required. (not photographed).
Our clients like to cook and entertain. The kitchen is social with 36 sqm of Brazilian marble kitchen counters plus bar and stools wrapping round the cooking island leading onto an everyday dining space under wooden glass skylight and then through to the separate scullery/laundry with stable door to the drive. The laundry scullery has a double sink and ample storage.
The sweeping staircase takes you to the first floor which comprises –
Double bedroom with mezzanine loft room, en-suite bathroom with Victorian bath, shower and Carrara marble vanity. This bedroom has its own terrace.
There is a storage and linen room with built in cupboards off the landing between the two bedrooms.
The master suite is incredibly spacious including a big private terrace with views over the rear garden and one of the most handsome trees in Constantia. The master suite has its own fireplace, dressing room and full Roman style sky lighted bathroom with generous Jacuzzi bath with 12 jets and double shower with 6 jets.
Externally there is a big domestic quarters with 2 rooms, a single bed and the second with a double bed, cupboards, full kitchen, dining and an en-suite.
Separate spacious cottage/office is a flexible space. Currently used as an office by our clients, it has two toilets and could easily be transformed into a generous cottage. Plans were also passed to add a first floor but they have now lapsed.
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Further Key Features:
There are many artistic elements (artisan houte couture) built by artisans especially for the house
Established garden with computerised irrigation system
Electric fence / alarm
Meranti wood doors and windows throughout
10mm hard wearing laminate flooring in the main house plus tiles
Brand new 10mm hard wearing laminate in the cottage
Brand new roof on the cottage
Incredibly thick walls throughout the house which keeps the home cool in summer
The main staircase is solid concrete
Further external storage room
Gated areas ideal for keeping pets and young children in specific areas
ERF Size: 1828m2
Quiet Constantia road
Convenient for Constantia Village & Virgin Active
Generous proportions throughout