ABSOLUTE PERFECTION... HIGGOVALE
Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain this property is all about location. It started out as part of the historic Leeuwenhof Estate, now home to the Premier of Cape Town in the late 1800s (First surveys in 1884). From humble beginnings it has evolved to 931m² dual ERF properties, with amazing views of Table Mountain, Devils Peak, Lion’s Head and Table Bay. In prime location, a short drive offers the beaches along the Atlantic Seaboard such as Camps Bay & Clifton, shopping at the V&A Waterfront, and attending your best loved games at the iconic Cape Town stadium. A few minutes’ walk and you can enjoy the host of restaurants, parks, museums, art galleries on offer and the vibrant city bowl with outdoor markets and so much more. Higgovale an affluent area on the rise; is family orientated with good primary and high schools, 10 minutes’ drive to UCT (University of Cape Town), and 20 minutes’ drive to Cape Town International Airport.
The ~230 m² of living space offers traditional architecture and modern day technology. It has been lovingly restored to experience the feeling of yesteryear with today’s modern comforts . Upon entering the property you are greeted by a lush, well established indigenous garden, with treasures such as a majestic Palm and Rubber tree, Proteas and aloe, hibiscus, bird of paradise and roses. As you climb the steps you are greeted by traditional gables and arches of the Cape Dutch period, mock sash window, French patio doors with solid brass fixtures. An 80m² wrap around veranda with black porcelain and deco tiles offers various private areas to sit and listen to birds sing, read a book, watch squirrels play or dine alfresco while having a braai in the outdoor fireplace.
Inside the home you are greeted with open plan living; beautiful Zambezi Teak solid hardwood floors making a striking statement against the soft neutral hues of the home. Wrought-iron chandeliers, rosewood mantle and cast iron wood burning fireplace finish off the old. LED downlights, fibre optic high speed internet 100/100 MB, and concealed wire 6 speaker home theater give you the convenience of today’s technology.
The recently renovated contemporary kitchen and scullery has loads of soft closing cabinet space, walk-in pantry, linen closet, broom closet, and wine-rack with newly laid porcelain tiles. The hand-painted American Shaker cabinets set the perfect backdrop to the Aspen White Granite tops and Shaw clay fired butler sinks with Insinkerator garbage disposal. Breakfast takes place at the 2.7m solid oak island top which matches the solid oak mantle above the free-standing Victorian SMEG 5 burner gas stove with electric oven and concealed extractor. LED lights have been installed for counter lighting as well as in the walk-in pantry and overhead downlights in the kitchen and scullery. All luxury appliances include Siemens dishwasher, Bosch Washing machine and Tumble dryer, Siemens side-by-side fridge and freezer with water & ice dispensers, Samsung microwave, and Liebherr beverage cooler have their own space, all with stainless steel finishes matching the hardware of the cabinets.
The home has 3 bedrooms all en-suite, LED dimmable lights and television points.
The master bedroom located entirely on the second level opens onto a private 10m2 balcony where you can take in the stunning views of the mountain and far off waterfront harbor view. Luxurious carpet and space for a king sized bed offer a wonderful nights rest. New wardrobes and Zambezi Teak solid hardwood finish off the dressing area and staircase. The master bedroom comes with a new cooling and heating air condition system to ensure that you are always comfortable. The master bathroom is a haven and has been fully renovated to the highest standard; it offers a drop-in Duravit AirJet Soak tub, floating double sink vanity with his/hers above sink hidden medicine cabinets for extra storage which match the dressing wardrobes. The shower is the piece de resistance and has been designed to relax and restore. Behind a wall of glass, take a seat and relax in your private 3.8m2 steam room powered by a 9kW Tylo steam generator hidden in the attic space, cool off with the sensation of rain drops on your skin with rainwater shower head. The clean lines of porcelain wood tiles and engineered stone enhance the relaxed feeling.
The house is fitted with a new 300L Solar Geyser providing hot water throughout summer with no electricity. The second level also provides loads of floored attic storage space through concealed doorways of the master bedroom and access to the steam generator and solar geyser.
The second bedroom with its renovated Victorian bathroom is a step back in time. A crystal chandelier to set the mood, black and white mosaic floor, with a 1920’s Satin wood wash stand and black marble counter top, free-standing Victoria & Albert Cheshire Bath and Victorian style overhead shower and shower rails complete the look. A large bedroom with double patio doors and newly laid carpet is a good place to take off your shoes and relax.
The third bedroom, offers another large room that has a built in wardrobe, new carpet and smaller bathroom. Its en-suite has a shower with space for two, pedestal sink, toilet and new tiles for a fresh look.
This home also offers a self-contained 23m2 studio, which can be a 4th bedroom, office, playroom or gym. Recently restored, a large space with outlets for telephone and television make the potential of this room endless. With its own en-suite it has a large corner shower, pedestal sink and toilet and its own new 100L solar geyser.
Continue into the garden, 421m² of plants, herbs, lawn with fully automatic concealed irrigation system and kidney shaped swimming pool to cool off on a hot summer’s day. The property backs on to a large ravine/green space that is lush with natural trees and vegetation which offers a good hike up to the cable car entrance on Table Mountain.
The property has a large double car garage with loft rafter storage and electric garage door openers.
Excellent multi-layer security includes motion sensors both inside and out, armed response, CCTV cameras and alarm that can be accessed from your smartphone or laptop when not at home or viewed on screens at the entrance and in the master bedroom. Brick walls and steel fencing surround the entire property with electric fencing on top completes the safety and security of this home.
Offered on exclusive sole mandate - View by appointment. (Show house 13 January 2019).