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HISTORIC MALMESBURY LANDMARK ON THE MARKET

One of Malmesbury’s best-known historic homes has come onto the market through Pam Golding Properties, priced at R4.7 million.  The Swartland town is renowned for its fine examples of Victorian architecture, and “Von Ellg House” is regarded as one of the very best, dating back over 100 years.  During that time it has had just three owners – a testament to its charm and beauty.  The home was declared a national monument in 1983.
 
Von Ellg House was built between 1890 and 1900, and was based on an unusual Y-shaped home which the builder had identified while travelling overseas.  The first owner was a Swiss lawyer, Baron Frederik Wetmüller von Ellg, who lived and worked there from 1907 until his death in 1946.  The home then stood empty for seven years and was on the verge of demolition when it was bought by Gerrit Thiart, who went on to live in it with his family for over 40 years.  A Dutch visitor became interested in the home while visiting South Africa to participate in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and purchased it in 1997.  He set about meticulously restoring the building, and has now put it up for sale.
 
The double-storey mansion has numerous classic Victorian features including sash and bay windows, wooden shutters and intricate wrought iron work around its extensive balcony and verandah.  It boasts six original Victorian fireplaces, all in working order, as well as pressed ceilings in several rooms, which still have the original charming coloured paintwork preserved.  There are superb examples of stained glass windows in the spacious reception rooms.  The home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, plus an eat-in kitchen with its own sheltered patio for casual outdoor dining.  The extensive garden is watered by computerized irrigation using borehole water, and has numerous established trees.  The property encompasses two erven, measuring in total over 1700sqm.
 
PGP’s area manager for Malmesbury, Gail Friedlander, says this unique property will appeal to those who are passionate about Victorian architecture, but could also be suitable as a corporate headquarters or large family home.  “This is a simply outstanding home, one of the finest in the whole town of Malmesbury,” she says, “and it offers a cool, gracious retreat in the heart of this bustling agricultural community.  The price represents extremely good value for money for those who are used to big city prices, and this would be a sound investment for any buyer.”
 
PGP’s MD for the Boland and Overberg regions, Annien Borg, says Malmesbury now boasts a population of over 70 000, and has excellent private and government schools as well as extensive amenities including major shopping outlets, dental and medical practices, a country hospital and the major banks.  It is also home to the Bokomo head office and numerous other agricultural businesses.  “Malmesbury lies just 65km from Cape Town,” she says, “so one can drive here from the city in under an hour, and relax into the beautiful landscape of rolling wheatfields.  This makes it an ideal weekend retreat for city-dwellers as well as an excellent permanent base for those involved in the farming industry and its associated businesses.”
 
Released on behalf of Pam Golding Properties by Philippa Hudson 


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