QUIRKY, LOW-MAINTENANCE STARTER HOME WITH AN INCOME GENERATING COTTAGE
Forget forgettable: this unique starter home is not one to blend into boxy blandness. It is rich in striking and quirky architectural features that make it a true original. Encircled by sheltering trees within a landscaped garden, the main home is comprised of four sunny bedrooms, two neat bathrooms, an open-plan lounge and dining area, modern kitchen, study and great outdoor entertainment area that includes a compact bar and sun-drenched pool. To add to its appeal, there is even an 86 sqm flatlet on the property which is ideal for potential rental income or extended family living.
Situated down a quiet cul-de-sac that hugs the bends of the Palmiet River, this home makes the most of its peaceful positioning. The prime location above the road provides an additional level of privacy and ensures the property enjoys river and valley views. Well-respected schools such as Atholl Heights and Deutsche Schule are within a 2-minute drive, while the upmarket amenities of Westville Central are a mere 4km away.
With its interesting asymmetrical profile, swathes of level lawn and low maintenance face brick construction, this home hits the mark as an ideal starter home. A covered front porch with valley and river views provides entrance to the home's foyer.
Flooded with natural light from the transom window and eye-catching atrium, this inviting entry opens into the various sections of the house. From here, a spiral staircase ascends to a loft study with built-in shelves and desk and a wide opening that overlooks the lounge below. To the left of the foyer resides the lounge, featuring original architectural elements in the interior slit windows, lofty semi-vaulted wooden ceiling and quirky wall niche. There's a cosy fireplace, spans of windows and a double glass door leading out to the front porch. An opening from the lounge allows space to flow uninterrupted into the dining room. Bright and airy thanks to the multiple interior wall openings, high ceilings and stackable glass doors, this dining room opens out onto the lovely outdoor entertainment area.
Partially covered and enclosed, the patio can be enjoyed in any weather and boasts a conveniently compact bar and space to accommodate an exterior lounge suite. From this comfortable spot, it is only a few steps to take a dip in the pool with its fountain water feature or perhaps opt to dine alfresco on the bricked terrace surrounded by the beautifully landscaped garden.
Handily located across the passageway from the dining room is the well-kept kitchen. Sleek grey granite countertops provide ample workspace in this U-shaped kitchen, which comes equipped with a ceran stove, under-counter oven, place for a single fridge/freezer and a neat breakfast bar. A stable door opens onto a paved courtyard and a tidy pathway leading to the garage.
The family sleeping quarters are located down a passageway off the foyer and up a brief set of stairs. The master bedroom is spacious and light boasting plenty of built-in closet space with a built-in dressing table, air-conditioning and a glass-panelled door leading out to a private paved patio for a peaceful garden-side retreat. The additional three family bedrooms are all cheerfully sunlit and come finished with built-in closets, ceiling fans and tiled flooring. The bedrooms are serviced by two neat bathrooms each with single vanities: one fitted with a shower and the other a bathtub.
Aside from the main house, there is also an 86sqm self-contained cottage at the back of the property. Encompassing two spacious bedrooms, a bathroom, open plan lounge and dining and a private covered patio, this flatlet is perfect for extended family living or potential rental income. Finally, the property comes with a double garage, plenty of additional parking space and the protection of a gated intercom, perimeter fencing and alarm system.
To view this stand-out starter property, be sure to book your appointment today.