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GRAND HOME WITH DIRECT VINEYARD ACCESS FOR SALE IN CONSTANTIA

One of the grandest residential homes in the whole Constantia Valley has come onto the market exclusively through Pam Golding Properties, priced at R28.5 million.  Set on over 4500sqm, the modern mansion is located in Ou Wingerd Pad, one of the most sought-after addresses in the suburb, located in the very heart of the historic vineyards.  The property has direct access into the Groot Constantia estate - one of only four properties to enjoy this unique privilege.  This allows the owners to enjoy magnificent scenic walks through the vines as well as giving them easy access to the estate’s restaurants and wine-tasting facilities.  The expansive home also enjoys scenic views of the Vlakkenberg mountains.

PGP’s area manager for Constantia, Howard Markham, says the property would suit a high-level businessperson with an older family, as its layout lends itself to gracious family living with ample private space for teens, guests and extended family.  “It would also be the ideal home for celebrities or diplomats,” he says, “as the property is extremely private and has hi-tech security, including a camera on the main entrance with three monitors, an intercom system, electrified perimeter fencing and electronic beams and lighting covering the extensive gardens.  This means that the owners can enjoy this magnificent space and the beautiful views with peace of mind.  The fittings and finishes are of the highest quality, and the rooms are all large with high ceilings, creating a sense of space and light throughout the home.  No detail has been overlooked in creating the ideal modern home, complete with every possible convenience and technological aid one can imagine, from wireless internet to a central vacuum system and full home automation programme.”

The home has over 1000sqm of living space, with a total of five bedrooms.  These include an expansive master suite with its own lounge area, focused around a cosy indoor fireplace.  There is a private dressing room as well as a huge bathroom including a double shower and a free-standing stone bathtub.  All the bedrooms have heated towel rails and built-in cupboards, and two have their own private entrances, making them ideal for guests or older children.  There is air-conditioning in all of the bedrooms and main living areas, and under-floor heating in all bedrooms and tiled areas.  A guest flatlet on the ground floor has its own separate entrance, and offers an en suite bedroom, open-plan living room and a fully-fitted kitchen, plus a Jacuzzi located just outside.

There are six spacious reception rooms, including a dining room with fitted in-ceiling sound system.  This lies adjacent to a wine cellar which is climate-controlled and has magnificent feature glass-carved windows.  The home’s formal lounge has its own fireplace, solid wooden floors, and French doors leading out onto a patio overlooking the gardens.  A more informal lounge space is provided in the home theatre room, which has fitted couches, a massive drop-down television screen, a surround sound system and retractable projector speakers.  Other living rooms include a cosy library with fitted wooden shelves, a work-from-home office with its own separate entrance, and a gym with fitted mirrors and an adjoining bathroom.  A large gourmet kitchen finished in Caesarstone has every possible convenience for cooks, including two built-in eye-level ovens, a freestanding gas hob with a further two ovens, and modern stainless steel appliances.  A separate scullery has an additional baking oven and extra refrigeration, while the laundry is plumbed for multiple appliances and has a built-in laundry cupboard.
The home’s outdoor entertaining space is equally impressive.  There is excellent flow from the indoor reception rooms out onto the pool area, which includes a sizeable swimming pool and the home’s second Jacuzzi.  Alongside the pool is a large gazebo with Balau decking and retractable blinds, which can be lowered to fully enclose the space in inclement weather.  The gazebo has a pizza oven and two built-in braai’s – one wood-burning, one gas – as well as its own oven, dishwasher, prep fridge and sink.  It provides an ideal space for undercover al fresco dining in all weather.  The expansive gardens lead off from this space, and include terraced lawns, a French-style herb garden, an olive grove and rose garden, as well as a man-made garden stream which channels recycled borehole water along a bed constructed from natural rock.  There are four water features and a Koi pond, all maintained by programmed pumps and filtration systems.  The garden is fully irrigated via a computerised system.

PGP’s MD for the Western Cape metro region, Laurie Wener, says the home is one of the finest in the suburb.  “The Constantia Valley is steeped in the winemaking tradition, and this property is literally placed at the very heart of that proud history.  It offers a gracious, tranquil way of life in an ultra-secure setting, with magnificent views and semi-rural surroundings.  Yet at the same time the home offers every possible modern convenience and hi-tech system, making it easy to manage despite its ample size.”

Garaging is provided for four vehicles, with additional space for a further six vehicles to park off-street.
To view the home, or for more information, call PGP agents Ana-Paul Cole (083 626 8777), Anthony Snyman (083 621 1279) and Lesley Payne ((082 455 4808), or contact the Constantia office on 021 673 4200 or constantia@pamgolding.co.za.  You can also visit www.pamgolding.co.za/constantia.


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