SPACIOUS AND CHARMING FIVE-BEDROOM CHARACTER HOME WITH ART STUDIO AND FLATLET
Steeped in old-world charm and set amid the leafy boughs of the upmarket suburb of Woodside, this large family home is the perfect convergence of character and convenience. Encompassing five well-sized bedrooms, three neat bathrooms, an open plan lounge and bar, stylish dining room, built-in study, generous kitchen, two outdoor entertainment areas and an upstairs Tv lounge, the property - which includes a lovely one-bedroom self-contained flatlet - also offers potential home office facilities thanks to a spacious art studio.
Located down a boomed access-controlled road on a rise overlooking the tree-lined suburb of Cowies Hill, the house comes with just the right character accents - decorative pitched gables, white-framed cottage pane windows and a delightful stoep which bids you welcome to the front of the home and invites you to rest awhile under its cool eaves. From here, the front door opens into a foyer accessing the different sections of the residence. The living areas are harmonised by stylish blue-tinted wall colour, white-washed wood-panelled ceilings, arched entryways and tiled flooring that runs throughout.
To the left is the modern open plan lounge and bar. Highlights include the freestanding hexagonal fireplace, impressive built-in bar and double French doors which open onto the outdoor entertainment area. Every inch of which has been beautifully configured for hosting outside in ease and style: from the covered patio to the brick-paved alfresco dining spot which leads up to an inviting pool festooned by swaying palm trees, landscaped flower beds and bordered by a sundeck. This covered deck has a built-in brick braai and can accommodate an exterior lounge and dining suite. Back inside, stairs lead up from the lounge to a Tv room with gorgeous hardwood floors, air-conditioning and views over the entertainment area.
Also enjoying direct access to the outdoor entertainment space via French doors is a charming dining room complete with pendant light presiding over an eight-seater table and a built-in sideboard with handy storage units. Conveniently located down a passageway is the generous kitchen. Pleasingly light and bright, thanks to its white-washed solid wood cabinetry and countertops, the kitchen comes equipped with a two-burner gas stove, sleek double eye-level oven, place for a double fridge/freezer and separate scullery. The kitchen boasts ample natural light from its windows and a back door leading to a courtyard. The final room at the end of the passage is reserved for a sizable built-in study.
To the right of the foyer a passage leads to the master suite: a spacious room that features a bay window seat framing a sunny garden view, a wall of built-in closets, ceiling fan and a well-kept ensuite bathroom - installed with double vanity, bath and shower. The master also has access to what is currently an art studio. Flooded with ambient light from a striking floor-to-ceiling picture window and double French doors opening onto a covered patio, the place also displays a heightened sense of drama from exposed ceiling trusses. Although currently an indoor studio, this space with its plumbed prep bowl, air-conditioning and access to the outdoors could easily be used as a third entertainment area or large home office facilities.
There are an additional three well-sized family bedrooms, each replete with built-in closets, carpeted flooring and garden views, while two are fitted with ceiling fans. These bedrooms are serviced by the modern family bathroom which is equipped with a sleek vanity, shower and, tucked within an arched niche, a beautiful ball and claw bathtub. The final air-conditioned ensuite bedroom is on the upper floor located off the Tv lounge. As an open plan concept, this space features hardwood flooring in the bedroom and tiling in the Victorian-inspired bathroom - which is installed with a single vanity and ball and claw bathtub.
Protected by a gated intercom system, fenced perimeter and burglar guards, the property also includes an automatic double garage, storeroom and loads of parking. There's the potential for rental income or extended family living from a flatlet which encompasses a bedroom, bathroom, open plan lounge/dining and kitchen as well as a raised private sundeck.
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