It is seldom that such a unique property become available to prospective purchasers. This well maintained home with extended gardens and swimming pool has been fitted with every conceivable modern comfort. It contains a stylish hall with marble pilars, a huge living room, a large dining room also with pilars, two pleasant studies or entertainment areas, a spacious kitchen with a separate scullery and outside toilet for the staff, two covered terraces, five well proportioned bedrooms, four spacious bathrooms and a huge garage, that easily accommadates four cars. The property exudes an authentic and good living because of its design, garden architecture and the great attraction created by the beautiful authentic details. The plot size is 1.465 m2 and the size of the house, including the patio, is 789 m2.
The overall ambience of the property is luxurious and comfortable. This stately house is well-positioned and north facing, making full use of the South African sunshine. It has an impressive and colourful front garden, a romantic rose garden and a spacious private backyard with a saline swimming pool, fruit trees and two big covered and heated terraces, which provide adequate protection from the sun and wind. The beautifully tended gardens are spread out over the plot and offer several sheltered spots on the two spacious patios and under the guava tree in the rose garden.
The use of space in the design was well planned and artistically applied. Every room is proportioned to suit its specific purpose. Exceptionally high ceilings with authentic designs add to the sense of living spaces well thought through. The wooden flooring throughout the property is made of original antique Oregon pine, and fitted with bronze screens to ensure proper ventilation. The living and dining rooms both has huge classic fireplaces made of antique marble. The two studies or entertainment areas are stylishly finished with impressive Jarrahwood bookshelves .
The huge kitchen has been extensively modernized, but still retains the aura of the origanal building and has a comfortable and homely feeling. It offers all necessary conveniences. With the enormous marble kitchen sink, modern cooking stove with eight ceramic plates and a built in oven, plus enough space for a family table, it forms the heart of the home. The beautiful clay tile floor has under-floor heating, which adds to the cozy and homely feeling.
The sweeping, broad wooden staircase leads from the hall via a landing to the five elegant bedrooms and four bathrooms on the second floor. A sheltered balcony at the front of the house, overrlooking the garden and the jacaranda trees in the lane, is a special feature of the house. The windows in the big master bedroom and the other large bedroom , both en-suite, have nice antique shutters, and complement the style of the home. The bathrooms have old fashioned replica baths, spacious showers and under-floor heating. All the bathrooms have been done in travertine. The one smaller bathroom has the same Oregon pine wooden floor as the downstairs areas.
The property is well fenced with solid iron work . There are two electric front gates and an intercom system. The doors of the garages also open electrically; there is a modern well maintained alarm system as well as a brand new beam security system, connected to ADT Security. The garden has its own modern sprinkling system with automatic switchboard. The owner has recently given the house the last affectionate finishing touches and fitted security locks and door sets in authentic copper or bronze.
A few years ago, this sophisticated mansion was fully renovated, but the style and integrity of the original property was protected and skillfully enhanced by the changes(Architect Tim Ziehl). According to the modern architect the house was built in the "Jannasch Style" - a contemporary blending of some of the most striking and eye-catching features of two of the best known historical buildings in Stellenbosch - the Theological Seminary in Dorp Street and the Old Music Conservatory in Van Riebeeck Street.
Prof. F.W. Jannasch was the Director of the Conservatory from 1905 until 1920 and also drew up the plans for that building, which was built basically in the Renaissance Style with its arched windows and a porch - features which clearly perceptible in this property.
Unique area in a unique town.
Stellenbosch, founded in 1678, is one of the oldest towns in South Africa. It is situated in a magnificent mountain valley, boasts a mild Mediteranian climate and has a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. It offers culture, historical buildings and sporting activities. It is famous for its seven well situated golf courses in and around the town. Stellenbosch is the heartbeat of the Cape Winelands and has also a tradition of international high level top restaurants.
Mostertsdrift, where this lovely home is situated, has historically been the most exclusive and sought-after residential area in Stellenbosch. Huge trees surround well established homes , while the "leiwatervore " ( irrigation canals as per title deed) , complete this serene picture of stately and stylish living. Mostertertsdrift is situated on the Eastern side of Stellenbosch, at the foot of the Stellenbosch mountain and the Jonkershoek Valley. Numerous walking and jogging trail leads to the valley, Coetzenburg sporting grounds, and into the surrounding mountains. The campuses of the University of Stellenbosch and Boland College as well as various supermarkets and exclusive shops are only a stone throw away. Stellenbosch lies near Cape Town Airport (about 20 minutes) and is only half an hour from the exciting and dazzling Cape Town.
It is seldom that such a historical gem as this house is being released onto the market. The property can be viewed and visited by appointment and with all respect due to such a stately beauty!
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Mostertsdrift is Stellenbosch's most prestigious suburb, boasting some of the town's finest and most exclusive real estate. Nestled in the Jonkershoek Valley with exquisite views over the Stellenbosch Mountains and bordering on the Jan S Marais Park, this area offers a tree-lined retreat unsurpassed in town life. This suburb is near to the ever-popular Stellenbosch High and Stellenbosch Primary Schools. It is also within walking distance of the Jonkershoek Valley and hiking and biking trails.
Stellenbosch offers some of the best schools in South Africa, including the Paul Roos Gymnasium, Eikestad Primary, Bloemhof Girls' High, Rhenish Girls' High, Rhenish Primary School, Stellenbosch High and Primary Schools, as well as the University of Stellenbosch, Boland College and a wide range of private educational institutions such as the Institute of Culinary Art, Elizabeth Galloway Fashion Academy and the Stellenbosch Academy of Graphic Design and Photography.
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