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Bryanston is home to some of SA’s most sought after real estate

First named as an area in 1949, the affluent Johannesburg suburb of Bryanston is home to some of South Africa’s most sought-after real estate. 

The area was established as a suburb of Sandton in 1969, however now forms a part of the Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. While property used to consist of large plots and smallholdings, today the area is divided equally among security estates, free-standing homes and sectional title units.


 
According to Lightstone, a property statistics and information provider, there have been 336 property transfers in Bryanston over the past 12 months, with the average property value sitting at just over R3,1 million.


Dieter Harck, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX One Hundred, which services Fourways and surrounding suburbs in northern Johannesburg, points out that the area appeals to many due to its location close to excellent schools, shopping centres and amenities.  “Bryanston is also conveniently situated to the freeway and Sandton with easy access via many back roads.”

He says that there have been a number of upgrades to shopping centres in the vicinity, including the Hobart Shopping Centre, the development of Nicolway Shopping Centre and the upgrading of BryanPark Shopping Centre. “There are also two Virgin Active gyms in the neighbourhood as well as the Bryanston Golf Club and a number of medical facilities.” 

Beverley Short, the RE/MAX One Hundred agent who is currently marketing a Bryanston home for R9,85 million, points out that buyers who are looking at homes in Bryanston and similar suburbs are discerning and have a number of properties to choose from. “Properties which are selling in the higher price ranges in Bryanston sell for approximately 10% lower than asking price.”

She says a trend in the area is that the large rambling homes are either being upgraded to suit requirements of people who enjoy the space and style of the older homes, while many original owners are now downsizing. “They are either moving to smaller properties or subdividing and staying in their family homes.” 



Short points out that homes similar to the one she has on her books, which are in need of renovation and are located in the section of Bryanston that lies above the Bryanston Golf Club, sell for anywhere between R5 million and R7,5 million. 

The home which Short is marketing has recently undergone renovation, with the kitchen alone costing a cool R1million to refurbish. The kitchen overhaul includes soft touch cupboards and foldaway glass doors that lead onto a tropical garden with a koi pond and waterfall.

The home, which has undergone a post-renovation inspection, is situated on a stand measuring just over 4 100m2. Short points out that the average stand size in Bryanston is between 3 000m2 and 4 000m2, which in some instances have been developed into complexes. This home does not border any complexes

With three garages and two separate staff accommodation units as well as a granny flat with a bathroom and kitchen leading onto private patio, this spacious Bryanston home is equipped with a full generator capable of powering the entire house, which Short believes is a big selling point considering the unstable supply of electricity South Africa is currently experiencing.

Spread over two floors, the lower level includes the kitchen as well as a lounge, dining room, family room and pub, all of which open out onto an Atrium and patio overlooking the swimming pool and expansive garden. There is also an enormous study, which could be used as snooker room, a guest toilet and a guest suite that opens onto a private patio. 

The main bedroom is located upstairs and includes an en-suite bathroom and a ‘his and hers’ dressing room that leads onto a balcony.  On other side of stairwell is a pyjama lounge that leads onto a patio overlooking the Atrium and pool. There are two additional bedrooms which share a bathroom as well as another en-suite bedroom.

This home includes all of the additional features one would expect such as under floor heating, air conditioning and top-of-the-range security systems. 

Harck concludes by saying that Bryanston has remained a sought after area for many years, and buyers here can expect to realise a solid return on investment over the long term.


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