A beautifully restored Cape Town property - first built as a brewery and in 1929 converted into a residence of distinction by the internationally acclaimed South African artist, Robert Gwelo Goodman (1871-1939), is currently being marketed through the exclusive Pam Golding Signature Collection.
Well situated in the sought after, leafy area of Newlands in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs and set on an erf of 5985sqm, this property was formerly the Old Cannon Brewery which then merged into Ohlsson's Cape Breweries in 1882. Over the years distinguished guests of Goodman's who stayed at the residence include George Bernard Shaw, Princess Alice and the Earl of Athlone.
Comments Tara Whiting, sales manager in South Africa for the Pam Golding Signature Collection, an exclusive portfolio of unique properties, both locally and internationally located and hand-picked by PGP group chairman Mrs Pam Golding: "This is truly a magical place. Set in a prime position against a backdrop of nearby Table Mountain, this 1059sqm home has been uniquely and lovingly restored. It includes eight huge en suite bedrooms, spacious living and dining rooms leading onto the spectacular garden, kitchen suite complete with sculleries, breakfast room, laundry and office, as well as a games room with open fireplace and built in bookshelves. Unique features include numerous staircases and vast 48-pane sash windows framed in teak, providing a wonderful sense of light and space.
"This is a grand mansion with unique features such as a sweeping staircase built from hard carved slabs of Table Mountain sandstone, a secret study, impeccable wine cellar, luxurious teak and yellowwood parquet floors, cedar built in cupboards and a large attic. An enormous loft where glass walls discreetly conceal a hidden deck provides a large living area, open plan bedroom, kitchenette, concealed dressing room and bathroom - all lit by huge windows and skylights, framing magnificent views of Table Mountain," says Whiting.
The property incorporates a spacious, manicured garden which includes a massive cork oak tree, picturesque terraces and pergolas, a pond, swimming pool, herb garden, staff quarters and gate house. It is situated close to renowned Kirstenbosch Gardens and just five minutes' drive from upmarket Cavendish Square shopping centre.