select
|

SPECTACULAR PROPERTY FOR SALE IN ACCLAIMED NOORDHOEK ESTATE

A unique Roman-style villa, set amidst 15 acres of indigenous gardens, and surrounded by magnificent fynbos, has come onto the market in Noordhoek on the Cape South Peninsula.  “Noordhoek Villa” occupies one of three adjacent, consolidated erven at the top of the acclaimed De Goede Hoop Estate, located on Noordhoek’s forested mountain slopes.  Pam Golding Properties has the exclusive mandate to market the three erven, which include a number of other buildings in addition to the main homestead.  The property, totalling over 12 000sqm, is priced at R55 million, with an option to buy its bespoke furnishings and extensive gardening equipment at additional cost.

De Goede Hoop Estate occupies a magnificent mountain amphitheatre on the back reaches of Chapman’s Peak, and is regarded as one of the finest secure residential estates in the Cape.  Its extensive security offering includes 24-hour security patrols, electrified perimeter fencing and a 24-hour manned guardhouse.  The discreet entrance is located just outside the Noordhoek Farm Village, with its acclaimed restaurants, tackle shops and boutique hotel.  The estate is particularly popular with equestrians, and each of its 43 five-acre erven is allocated permission for a stable or other outbuilding.  There is an extensive bridle path for residents to enjoy, as well as an access path for beach riding on nearby Long Beach.  The estate enjoys glorious views over False Bay, and is surrounded by a 300ha private Fynbos Reserve.  All residents have access to the extensive network of footpaths running through this reserve, while further magnificent hiking is available on nearby Chapman’s Peak, Noordhoek Ridge and Silvermine.

Noordhoek Villa is in pristine condition, having only been built over the past decade.  The current owner initially purchased two adjacent erven in 1999, cleared the site of extensive trees and vegetation, and designed both the main villa and a separate manager’s house.  The garden was then laid out using exclusively indigenous plants, under the guidance of experts associated with the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.  In 2005, the owner purchased a third adjacent erf, so as to secure the privacy of the villa and its grounds.  The result is a spacious, private and tranquil residence set among a rambling natural garden which is fully irrigated by automatic sprinklers.  Butterflies and wildflowers compete with abundant birdlife in this unspoiled environment, which blends seamlessly into the neighbouring fynbos reserve.  The garden contains a 10m x 30m swimming pool and a natural pond, while the Goede Hoop River runs down the mountain through part of the property. 

The main villa is built in a neo-Roman style with a flat roof, pillared front veranda and open-air central courtyard.  Many of the architectural details have been copied from the original Noordhoek Manor House, located on the next door property, which was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.  The home offers four double-bedrooms, all of them en suite, with their own dressing rooms.  Spacious entertainment areas include a large drawing room with an open fireplace, as well as a dining room with barrel ceiling, connecting to the kitchen.  All floors throughout the home are made of solid oak, except for the marble bathrooms.  A deep veranda surrounds the house, paved in sandstone, and enclosed by classical double columns.  A staircase from the kitchen leads to an extensive basement area, including a laundry room, additional catering space, and accommodation for three staff or guests.  All of the home’s furnishings and fittings were designed and commissioned by the owner, and made bespoke by local craftsmen.

Also on the property is a manager’s house, a long cottage-style building with a large reception room, kitchen and double en suite bedroom, as well as an additional bedsit room with its own small kitchenette and separate bathroom.  The building also includes a garage/workshop and has plenty of loft space for storage.  PGP’s area manager for the South Peninsula, Sandi Gildenhuys, says this structure could easily be converted into a second major home, by adding on residential wings to provide more accommodation.  “In fact, drawings have already been compiled with this in mind,” she says, “and in addition to this, there is space for a further two additional buildings to be built on this erf.”

Other buildings on the property include two gatehouse cottages, built in the Cape Dutch style.  One contains a double en suite bedroom, a large living room with open plan kitchen, and a charming courtyard with pergola covering.  The second mirrors the layout of the first, and is currently fitted as a workshop and propagating nursery.  “Again, this could easily be converted into a guest cottage,” says Gildenhuys.

In fact, potential for further development is one of the major selling points of the property, says PGP’s MD for the Western Cape metro region, Laurie Wener.  “Besides the possible additions to or refurbishment of the manager’s house and gatehouse cottages, there is also potential to expand the main residence substantially.  Plans have already been drawn up to increase the accommodation, either by enclosing the stoep (veranda) area and/or adding on extra wings to create a further two en suite bedrooms.  There is also a superb site to the north of one of the erven where there is a perfect location for an additional major residence to be built – in fact, outline drawings have already been approved by the estate for a Cape Dutch style home to be built here.  Alternatively, this erf could be developed as an equestrian centre, as it has access to the Estate’s bridle paths via a private fire servitude.  This is an absolutely prime site in the Noordhoek Valley, so the potential for adding further elements to the property, without over-capitalising, is huge.”

The property is linked to the municipal water supply, but only for back-up purposes, as it contains two boreholes which easily service both domestic and gardening needs.  A standby generator provides the villa and manager’s house with backup electricity, and could also be linked to additional buildings on the property. 

Released on behalf of Pam Golding Properties


  Comment on this Article

  Please login to post comments

Post to my facebook wall
  
2000
Characters remaining


    Latest Property News
    • 20 Jun 2018
      With interest rates remaining at historic lows and banks continuing to compete for mortgage finance business, first-time buyers with funds at their disposal are currently well-placed to gain that initial foothold on the property ladder, particularly in the light of the slightly lower growth rates currently experienced in residential property values.
    • 20 Jun 2018
      The average size of bond granted in SA has grown 7,7% in the past 12 months to R934 000, according to BetterBond, the country’s biggest bond originator.
    • 19 Jun 2018
      In the current market, letting out a property can be a good option as rental demand remains strong, especially in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. This is according to Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop. However he says that before homeowners let their property out, there are five key points they should make sure are covered before they market the property for rent and sign any lease agreements.
    • 19 Jun 2018
      The Capetonian dream is to live by the ocean with the iconic mountain making an appearance somewhere in the horizon. But, that dream comes with a hefty price tag that many simply cannot afford. But, should you venture some kilometres out of the city centre, entirely new realms of beachside bliss await you …
    • 19 Jun 2018
      Douw Steyn, one of the richest men in the country, recently allowed a rare glimpse into his Fourways Palazzo when it was featured on the SABC lifestyle programme Top Billing - and it is beyond your wildest dreams!
    • 18 Jun 2018
      Many home sellers are motivated to appoint estate agents because they know that the agency will carry the costs of advertising and marketing their property.
    • 18 Jun 2018
      When a property is sold when it has a tenant in occupation, the questions often raised are: “What happens to the tenant if the landlord sells the property?”, and what rights the tenant will have with regards to cancelling the lease or enforcing it, says Sunell Afrika, rentals manager for SAProperty.com.
    • 18 Jun 2018
      Sellers are often caught off-guard by the expenses incurred in the selling of a property. Just like there is no such thing as a free lunch, there is also no such thing as selling your property without incurring at least some costs.
        
    X
    Subscribe to the MyProperty Newsletter

    Name  
    Last Name  
    Email Address  
    Email Frequency
    select
    X
    Share this Page

       
    For Sale Property
    Rental Property
    More Options
    About
    Connect with us
    FEEDBACK