One of Johannesburg's most exclusive residential properties brought to market

One of Johannesburg’s most sophisticated homes, situated in the heart of the exclusive northern suburb of Bryanston, has been placed on the local residential property market for R55 million through Pam Golding Properties.

“This extraordinary and spacious family home, which is set in park-like gardens on a substantial 10 538 sqm stand, offers a plethora of features, as well as every possible amenity,” says Rupert Finnemore, who heads up Pam Golding Properties’ Gauteng region.
“Leafy, luxurious, secure and convenient, the home offers the discerning resident access to one of the most outstanding suburban lifestyles to be found anywhere within the greater Johannesburg region.
“The tasteful property, which is affectionately known as ‘The Tree House’ due to its verdant gardens, has been developed to perfection by its meticulous owners,” notes Finnemore. “They have paid attention to every aspect of the property and developed a most unforgettable garden. While it is situated near the heart of the city, the property has a distinctly country atmosphere and provides a peaceful haven from the bustle of urban life,” notes Finnemore.
“This spacious, classic Bryanston home with its five bedroom suites, cottage and guest flat and two swimming pools, offers the investor a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and Pam Golding Properties is most honoured to have been asked to market the property.”
Finnemore says that residential property within the suburb represents a solid investment, from entry-level properties through to the higher end of the local market. Although there is a particularly strong demand for more affordable and mid-level properties within the popular suburb, he says that there has also been an increasing degree of interest in homes within the luxury market in recent months.
“According to residential property research company Lightstone, the median price for a freehold residential property in Bryanston has remained steady since 2015, although it has grown some 16 percent over the last five years, since 2013. We believe that this highlights a pleasing stability in the local residential property market.”
Commonly regarded as upmarket and highly aspirational, Bryanston is particularly renowned for its traditional large freehold family residences situated on substantial properties. These are home to successful well-to-do professionals and business people with families who tend to conduct their business within the greater Sandton region. Residential properties in the area fetch from R1.2 million for an entry-level sectional title unit, up to R60 million and beyond for one of the large luxury homes.
Richard Smith, Manager of the Pam Golding Properties Hyde Park office, says that while Bryanston is home to some of Johannesburg’s most magnificent residential properties, he agrees that The Tree House, which has a total of some 2 150 sqm under roof, is “a particularly rare treasure”.
“On arrival at the property towering double gates give way to a long, winding driveway leading to a brick courtyard with an impressive water feature, which provides guests with a memorable and stately welcome,” he observes. “It’s an impressive introduction to a most imposing and inviting home.”
A homely, wood-burning fireplace immediately catches the eye when stepping into the grand entrance hall, from which a spiral staircase leads to a study complete with wooden flooring, lounge area and inter-leading doors to the ample patio.
“Moving into the formal lounge your eyes are drawn to the lofty ceilings with exposed trusses, which give the space an expansive, airy feel. Fitted out with sandstone flooring and beautifully recessed display shelves, elegant French doors open out onto the garden,” notes Smith.
“A large feature light fitting dominates the adjacent superbly appointed dining room, and the stacking windows make it the perfect place to host dinner parties no matter the season,” he enthuses.
The spacious modern main kitchen area offers easy access to the dining room and family room and contains a centre island and a dining area for informal meals. A number of built-in appliances and a built-in music system make it both practical and convenient. A separate scullery with stacking windows also opens out onto the central courtyard.
“The discerning wine connoisseur and collector will delight in the impressive temperature-controlled 5000-bottle capacity downstairs wine cellar. The wrought-iron balustrade, spiral staircase and elegant fittings give this wood-decked space a distinctly old-world feel. With ample space for wine tasting gatherings, it also contains a custom-made sliding ladder for those not-so-easy to reach bottles,” says Smith.
The downstairs area in the main house also contains a glamorous guest cloakroom, and a well-designed study nook, as well as a spacious family room that spills out onto an expansive covered patio, equipped with every amenity you may possibly need when entertaining.
“In close proximity, is a truly magical over-sized heated indoor pool area with a distinct water jet display feature, automated pool cover, and, hidden behind an eye-catching mosaic wall, is a sauna, shower and guest cloakroom. An additional children’s playroom or homework room is situated nearby with stacking windows opening out onto the central courtyard.”
The master suite contains a private lounge, large dressing room with ample cupboard space provided by a number of custom made wooden units and a feature centre island. In addition to the master bedroom suite, the upstairs area contains four large bedroom suites with modern bathrooms and fine views of the garden.
The majestic main house is flanked by a lush classically landscaped garden, teeming with a variety of plants, trees, manicured hedges and pathways. Fragrant lavender hedges surround the picturesque central gazebo with a number of intricate herringbone walkways which lead to various breakaway areas where you can pause and enjoy the diverse bird life and uninterrupted easterly views.
“The quaint, well-conceived central courtyard features a slate-tiled koi pond complete with a number of impressive water features, and because it is accessible from a number of downstairs areas it provides the perfect place to relax and enjoy a book with the soothing lull of trickling water in the background.
“The property also contains an outdoor pool with a conveniently situated summerhouse adjacent to it where guests can be entertained. The upstairs balcony provides wonderful views of the floodlit tennis court,” he points out.
The home’s state-of-the-art security system includes 16 CCTV cameras spread throughout the entrance, house and garden all of which can be viewed remotely on mobile devices.
“People are attracted to Bryanston for a number of reasons, not least of which is the strong sense of community that exists in the area. There are, in addition, many excellent schools in close proximity and fine shopping to be had at a number of nearby centres.  Bryanston is an area that will likely continue to deliver strong returns on investment in the foreseeable future,” concludes Finnemore.

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