CHARACTER, BREATHTAKING VIEWS AND 3 INCOME GENERATING FLATLETS
Taking full advantage of the spectacular, uninterrupted views spanning the Paradise Valley Nature Reserve, this large family home comes complete with an additional three flatlets, which offer outstanding potential to generate rental income. The house features four generous bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, two lounges, dining room, chic French country kitchen, breakfast room, enclosed patio for entertaining, double garage, double carport and swimming pool.
Situated in the up-market suburb of Cowies Hill, the property, with its honeycomb face-brick exterior and wooden shutters, is replete with character. The home's eclectic style draws inspiration from Greek Revival architecture, touches of French flair and the quintessential South African approach of blending indoor/outdoor spaces.
A neatly paved pathway leads across the level lawn to the striking set of front doors. With a double volume entryway that soars upward to culminate in an eye-catching wrought iron chandelier - the effect on first crossing the threshold of the home is dramatic. The hall leads into the formal lounge which features a cosy gas fireplace, crown mouldings and built-in wine rack. French doors open out onto the expansive covered patio which has been carefully crafted for effortless entertainment in any weather thanks to its easy access to the open plan living/kitchen area, as well as, its protective storm blinds.
The formal lounge then flows seamlessly into the open plan dining room and on into the large French country style kitchen. This area is a cooking enthusiast's delight and features granite counters, breakfast bar, 5 burner gas stove, double eye-level oven and plenty of cupboard space. The central island contains a prep bowl with an extendable faucet, wine rack and convenient pop-out electrical point. Opening off the kitchen is separate scullery/laundry and the bright breakfast room with a large glass sliding door providing fantastic valley vistas. The space then flows onward into the comfortable family Tv room. With its study nook and its proximity to the kitchen, it is a fabulous room for the family to gather and enjoy time together. This level also hosts a good sized downstairs bedroom. With its separate entrance, built-in closets and nearness to the guest toilet, it makes for an ideal guest suite.
The upper level is accessed from the entrance hall via the staircase featuring the beautifully restored oak balustrade which began its life by gracing the grand old Edward Hotel in Durban. The family sleeping quarters are housed upstairs and are comprised of the master bedroom with ensuite, two additional bedrooms and the family bathroom. The master suite is a sumptuous affair with high ceilings, crown mouldings, wood effect vinyl flooring and air-conditioning. The room also boasts a walk-in dressing room with a wall of decorative built-in wardrobes as well as an opulent ensuite complete with bath, shower, bidet and marble top vanity. The highlight of the room is the private Balu sundeck reached through a set of sliding doors. This covered terrace, enhanced by the beautiful views over the valley, is the perfect sanctuary to soak up the sunrise, meditate or read a good book. The additional two bedrooms on this level are well-sized rooms complete with air-conditioning, built-in closet space, vinyl flooring, high ceilings and access to the spacious family bathroom.
The property also contains an additional three flatlets with a combined rental income of approximately R14 500 per month. The first of which is a one bedroom flatlet encompassing an open plan living space comfortably installed with air-conditioning and downlights. The open plan kitchen features granite counters, a breakfast bar and outlooks from the sliding glass doors over Paradise Valley. The second flatlet, ensconced close to the pool, is a large studio apartment that includes a bathroom and kitchenette. The third flatlet has the potential to function either as domestic quarters or rented out as student accommodation.
The perimeter is fully walled and protected with electric fencing and automatic gates. It includes a double automatic garage, double carport and loads of secure parking for visitors.
An appealing property for the family that enjoys living and entertaining in style. To view this impressive home, schedule your appointment today.
Aluminium windows; Air Conditioning; Electric Fencing; Shed