If heaven was a place on earth…
Experience a glimpse of paradise when you drive into the gates of this tranquil white haven. Nestled into the mountain, in one of the highest-lying suburbs in Cape Town, this grand and gracious property borders with Steenberg golf & wine estate enjoying unrivalled views over the vineyards, False Bay and beyond. Wake up each morning to see the most spectacular sun rise over the ocean and fall asleep to the twinkling fairy lights of the mother city at your feet.
A serene courtyard with two water features welcomes you before entering the abode’s reception hall. Neutral tones with hues of white, exposed brick walls, solid wood flooring and natural textures set the tone for the calm and sophisticated interior, carefully curated by Gregory Mellor Design.
The reception area seamlessly flows into the living area, comprising of an open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen, featuring exposed trusses and double-volume ceilings. Both the dining room and lounge have wood burning fireplaces. A guest bathroom can also be found in this area.
The entire living area spills over into the most amazing French style sun room with an aged brick floor, enclosed by an abundance of windows and glass pane doors drawing in natural light and welcoming nature as part of the overall design. The doors open onto beautiful steps, leading down to the stunning lap pool area while the entire space towards the left becomes an extension of the covered outside entertainment area. This area with the over hanging passion fruit vines, features a built in braai, dining area and level lawn with a lush, landscaped garden. The serenity and feeling would be compared to dining out at a chateau in Provence.
The generous farm-style kitchen, fitted with state-of-the-art integrated appliances, forms part of the modular living space and can be closed off from the dining area should one wish. There is a separate butlers pantry and scullery. This side of the home leads out onto a beautiful courtyard. Here, an expansive outside entertainment area with an integrated stone pizza oven and braai are set around a delightful lily pond, which forms part of the most magnificent fairytale tiered garden. An old fashioned farm water pump surrounded by an organic veggie garden with citrus, apricot, guava, plum and apple orchards leads you up a rock paved mountain climb to a fantastic children’s play park, featuring a zip line, mud kitchen, slides, tree house and even a yoga deck platform to take in more of the breath-taking views.
From the kitchen, passing the family TV room, you enter a double storey bedroom wing, completely secured by a safety door. This secluded haven hosts 3 generous en-suite bedrooms and a playroom. Both the master bedroom and children’s bedroom can be found on the top floor, while the 3rd guest bedroom, a play-room, a spacious walk in linen cupboard and store-room are situated down below. The playroom can easily be converted into an additional en suite bedroom. Both the kids bedroom as well as the master bedroom lead out onto their own terraces with the most magnificent views across Constantia Valley and False Bay. The master bedroom flaunts a separate dressing room, fireplace and charming window seat.
A wine cellar, pool room and gym can be found at the bottom of the house. The pool room leads out towards a 25m lap pool (with an automated solar pool cover) surrounded by a deck for sunbathing. Stroll down from here to your own olive grove fire pit and beehive.
The property also offers an elevated office looking out onto the citrus orchard and two self-contained cottages, one of which is a double storey with a loft style, en-suite bedroom and a lounge and kitchenette at the bottom leading out to the covered terrace and level garden. Both cottages offer their own separate access and the smaller cottage can be used as a domestic suite should one wish. An additional outside bathroom with a separate store-room is currently being used for the staff.
Furthermore, there is a guard house as you enter the premises with its own bathroom. The entire house features security shutters, biometric fingerprint access, electric fencing, solar panels, inverters with battery back-up, a borehole and state of the art water purification systems as well as 3 garages with direct access into the house and ample off street parking.
This home is conveniently situated close to many fine restaurants, bars, two leading golf courses, one of Cape Town’s finest private schools and modern shopping facilities. The M3 is just a few minutes drive away for easy access to the city or international airport.