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Milnerton’s oldest property comes on the market

Situated in the heart of Milnerton, on the corner at 10 Marais Road, the oldest home in the area has come on to the market. Circa 1904, this historical, Cape Dutch masterpiece is immaculate and exudes an atmosphere from a different time, yet remains timeless.

Jawitz Properties has secured the mandate for the property, with 10 Marais Road featuring in their Luxury Portfolio, with a price tag of  R6.95 million.

“With an erf just shy of 7000m2, there is such a glorious use of space in this home, and despite its age, it’s completely updated, and fits beautifully into the modern era,” says David Adler of Jawitz Properties Milnerton.

The striking home blends colonial features with luxurious, modern fittings and is perfectly laid out offering both a spacious feel and a cosy, warm environment. From the writing-desk nooks in each bedroom, to the generous cupboard space and high-ceilings, the home feels comfortable and lived in, but fresh, and well-maintained. One can almost picture a family living here in the early 1900s writing letters to friends, and enjoying a sing-along in the drawing room.  Almost like stepping into a time machine, you can get lost in thoughts of who occupied its rooms in the past, but this property is up-to-date while ensuring that the years gone by are not forgotten.

Comprising three bedrooms, each with an en suite, dressing area and ample closet-space, the property also offers an entertainer’s dream kitchen, with a scullery that provides enough space to dance the waltz while waiting for the washing machine to finish its cycle. Additionally, the property enjoys a sun room, morning room, study, and library with an open Victorian-fireplace, as well as a self-contained apartment, swimming pool, large garden with a well point and irrigation system, hosting a variety of trees and plant life, and a large, sheltered patio that calls for a grand family feast in the summer months.

The flooring sees a mix of genuine wood, tiling and soft, lush carpeting, with the walls painted to perfection, each contributing to a refined sense of living.

“The property has recently been used as a bed and breakfast, but is not being sold as such. Some of the furniture is available on request, but is not included in the asking price,” adds Adler.
Further, the property is completely walled with a double garage and paved off-street parking, offering a secure space for future residents and their friends and family.

“We are proud to be marketing this vintage gem, and feel that while the property may be old, it offers a living space that one could never hope to find in a new-build, with features that don’t exist in modern architecture. It’s a real find and will make for a wonderful, elegant residence that each day, continues to make history in Milnerton,” says Francois Venter, Director of Jawitz Properties.


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