Ground Size 470 m² Floor Size 290 m²
This extraordinary Newlands house resonates with the environment, is glamourous yet fun and that’s before you’ve seen the view. An inspirational yet completely livable house in shades of green and blue, with exotic treasures and paintings set against tall white walls with backdrops in orange, yellow, black and green, but the views through the glass doors and windows of the leafy trees and the mountain tops are the best pictures you can have. Set on the banks of the Liesbeek River, this house, one of the last Arthur Quinton designs, is enhanced by contemporary interiors yet has a grounded feel and is within walking distance of The Vineyard Hotel, Newlands Village magic and sophisticated Cavendish Square in Claremont.
Solid double gates open to a magical covered entrance with koi pond and
A dramatic double volume entrance hall in white with charcoal slate tiled floors, pendulum lights and a glass covered wine cellar beneath a floating staircase.
Formal living room with a wood burning combustion fireplace in an open plan layout with
A cosy room for morning coffee or sundowners pour deux with fireplace and floor to ceiling glass stack back doors opening to a delightful patio and views.
Within the open plan design, the triple aspect dining, family and sun rooms still with charcoal slate floor tiles also benefit from floor to ceiling glass fold away doors on two sides providing seamless flow to the wooden deck surrounding the swimming pool creating entertainment spaces to be envied.
Included in the sun room is a built-in gas braai with a drinks fridge.
The kitchen with bespoke cabinetry and fine detailing provides a wonderful chat/homework counter with a gas hob, under counter electric oven, separate warming drawer, extractor fan, prep bowl and hidden scullery/laundry room with double stainless steel sink and space for dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer.
The generously sized study has a built-in cupboard and overlooks the garden with the koi pond. It also has a separate entrance making it an ideal work-from-home.
Guest cloakroom downstairs.
The three double bedroom suites work well for both a family home as well as guest rooms as they each have their own refreshment stations as well as en-suite bathrooms.
Two of the bedrooms open onto the river side with sunny north facing balconies.
The master bedroom suite has a dressing room and a cupboard kitchenette as well as a free standing bath, walk-in shower and separate toilet with bidet. The balcony with its clipped green hedging provides ultimate privacy and is large enough for romantic dining outdoors with the mountain backdrop.
The second bedroom has sliding doors to the balcony and stack back white shutters, dressing room with skylight, free-standing bath, walk in shower, double vanity and heated towel rail.
Third double bedroom has a separate entrance down an outside stairway to the carport. En-suite shower room with heated towel rail, built-in desk/vanity unit and floating shelves for TV paraphernalia.
Double garage with automatic opener and direct access to the entrance hall
Double carport behind solid door with automatic opening mechanisms.
A pathway leads down below the swimming pool to a meditation area overlooking the fenced off Liesbeek River.
Extra features and benefits include:-
A sophisticated security camera system plus an alarm system that can be remote controlled as well as perimeter electric fencing
Salt water chlorinator for the swimming pool
Underfloor heating throughout