Designer home sets bar for exclusive luxury properties

An impressive fully furnished designer home with luxury finishes, high-end commissioned art and décor pieces in a private estate in Pretoria East has come onto the market with an asking price of R29.5 million.

Located at the exclusive Zwavelskloof Private Estate in Pretoria East, Goodwood Manor is an impressive designer residence that has come onto the market for R29.5 million through Pam Golding Properties.

The estate which will have only 68 homes once fully built, is six years old with a very low turnover, and so designer homes such as the Goodwood Manor residence celebrate classic splendour, and set the bar high for luxury homes in secure country lifestyle estates, says Retha Schutte, Pam Golding Properties Pretoria regional executive.

“We are privileged to bring to market this exceptional architectural masterpiece curated by the owner in a classic, colonial style, and with statement African décor. The property with designer furniture from Bakos Brothers is to be sold fully furnished, with other designer art and décor pieces to be sold separately,” she says.

Schutte explains that no cent was spared when designing this double storey home which features luxury finishes throughout, with most of these finishes including chandeliers, lighting and tiles imported from Europe, with a touch of African décor to complete the look and feel of the home. 

Most of the commissioned wildlife artworks are by renowned Zimbabwean artist, Larry Norton who specialises in African subjects, including wildlife, landscape and people of the continent. There are also a number of prized art and bronze plated décor pieces commissioned and handpicked by the owner.

The five bedrooms home sit on a 5 000sqm stand, and measures 1 500sqm with 3 500sqm of garden, three garages, double staff accommodation, solar panels, air conditioning system, 32 kva generator, 9 x 5 000l water tanks, two boreholes, back-up battery system as well as a computerised irrigation system.

Although still on the grid, the household consumption levels are low as only aircons, heaters and electric oven use electricity, while the rest of the house runs on solar generated power.

She says the manicured and landscaped garden has been designed with multiple entertainment spaces, including a circular fire-pit and outside dining area. The rolling lawns, a beautiful rose garden and some fruit trees and vegetable garden patch are just some of the tranquil aspects of Goodwood Manor.

“From the moment you arrive at this truly spectacular residence, you are transported to a world of impressive grandeur and iconic design with its imposing marble pillars and double mahogany entrance doors.”

Schutte points out that every tile, artwork, décor piece and wallpaper featured in all bedrooms were carefully selected giving each room a luxury character of its own, yet all these characters when combined create a marvellous home for the discerning buyer.

On the ground floor level is the open plan lounge and dining area both which open onto the outside patio with a fireplace, and another lounge and outside dining area, as well as the rose garden.

The open plan and high volume ceilings and imported chandeliers create a sense of space and light which seamlessly flows into the Blue_Line designer kitchen area. Fitted with Siemens appliance with imported Caesarstone tops, the kitchen offers gas and electric stoves, four ovens including a slow cooker oven, a spacious pantry, scullery, and laundry room.

Other impressive features on this level include the guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a cigar room with a built-in bar complete with an intimate lounging area and a fireplace. There is also an intimate study complete with state-of-the-art teleconferencing facility.

“In addition, the buyer can choose to turn the 160sqm basement area into a private conference room or use this space as a cinema room, snooker room or wine cellar. The possibilities for this space are endless - and this is what makes this home even more impressive,” says Schutte.

The focal point of the entrance hall is the winding staircase to the top floor. Which houses the four luxury bedrooms all en-suite, with three of the bedrooms offering spectacular views, while the other bedroom overlooks the serene garden on the other wing of the house. Each bathroom has a completely different look from tiles to finishes, however, they all have underfloor heating and heated towel rails.

“Zwavelskloof Private Estate is a sought after home location in Pretoria East because it is conveniently located off Atterbury Road, it is exclusive with 68 homes, and it offers a country lifestyle on large stands,” notes Schutte.

According to Lightstone data, the estate attracts 65% of buyers aged between 36 and 49 years, mostly young families looking for a secure environment to raise their children.

Buyers include business owners in the medical, building sector and security services, with a number of executives and young professionals.

The estate is located close to the highways and main roads, Woodlands Boulevard shopping centre, Netcare Pretoria East hospital, a number of worship areas, schools, and other amenities.

“The Goodwood Manor residence is an example of the best in luxury and comfortable living in an exclusive country setting without living the city,” she adds.

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