MID-CENTURY MODERN ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE WITH LARGE OUTDOOR LIVING
Designed by renowned architect, Danie Theron, who studied under Frank Lloyd Wright himself, this extraordinary home stands as a vivid illustration of the iconic Mid-Century Modern architectural movement. The fascinating geometric and organic shapes of the building encompass four generous bedrooms, three bathrooms, an open plan lounge and dining room, circular Tv room, galley-style kitchen and an extensive outdoor entertaining area. Located within the secure Cowies Hill Estate, this truly unique property - which has only ever had two owners since it was constructed in the 1970s - offers a prime opportunity for those who dream of living in a work of art.
The residence is situated in the upmarket suburb of Cowies Hill and benefits from easy access to the N3 and M13. A five-minute drive is all it takes to enjoy the numerous amenities of central Westville, including its sought-after schools, high-end retail outlets and an array of restaurants.
The home itself, which once graced the pages of the Home and Garden Magazine, is a striking combination of raw, exposed materials and asymmetrical profiles, which are - in the true spirit of Mid-Century Modern - not only functional but also beautiful. This style is perfectly realised at the entrance which is formed by circular stonework, angular face-brick and spans of glass. The front door opens into the open plan living space which is fitted with vibrant brick floor tiles underfoot, face-brick walls and natural wooden ceilings punctuated by dazzling skylights overhead. To the right is the dining room replete with chandelier and awash in natural light from the opening above. Flowing uninterrupted from the dining space is the formal lounge, which boasts a free-standing hexagonal fireplace, skylight, glass sliding door to the rear patio and views of the indoor garden atrium - a beautiful feature that marries indoor and outdoor spaces.
Running the length of the living space, and separated by a partial wall, is the newly-fitted galley kitchen. Highlighted by quirky window openings and rich mosaic wall tiles, the kitchen comes installed with granite counters, plenty of solid wood cabinetry, a five-burner gas range and space for a double fridge/freezer. Finally, in a unique round room just off of the lounge, is the distinctive circular Tv room with a glass sliding door leading out to the marvellous front patio and entertainment area.
The private front garden has been carefully designed for large outdoor living and entertaining. Comprised of three distinct areas, this outdoor space is an entertainer's dream. Firstly, there is the partially covered patio which runs the length of the house and can comfortably accommodate an outdoor lounge and dining area. With views overlooking the garden and pool, this sheltered haven can be enjoyed regardless of the weather. Leading down from the patio towards the pool is the sunken fire pit surrounded by circular rows of cascading tiered seating. On the opposite side of the pool resides the thatched Lapa with its built-in granite-topped bar and space enough to set up an outdoor lounge and dining table.
The four bedrooms in the home each exhibit the distinctive Mid-Century Modern aesthetic in the wall and ceiling treatments while retaining their individual characters in layout. The large master suite is a sleek affair with laminate flooring, ample built-in closet space, installed dressing table and cavity glass sliding door which glides away to reveal the private patio beyond. This stylish room has access to the contemporary ensuite bathroom which comes fitted with a shower, bath and generous vanity. The second ensuite bedroom at the front of the house is another generous space that presents with tiled flooring, skylight, a glass sliding door accessing the front patio and a neat ensuite with corner vanity and capsule shower. The final two bedrooms are both well-proportioned spaces finished with earth-toned tiles and boasting access via cavity glass sliding doors to the patio. These final two rooms share the family bathroom which contains a double vanity, shower and separate toilet.
Additionally, the home includes a private one-bedroom flatlet containing a lounge, kitchenette and bathroom. An automatic double garage which does double duty as a squash court, two storerooms, a garden water feature and two solar geysers round off this beautiful property.
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Storeroom; Squash Court; Water Feature; Fire Pit; Avery; 2 x Solar Geysers; Pergola; Bar Counter