Age:  86 years (Loft conversion and new roof 6 years old)   Size of ground: Over 900 m2   House size:  Over 230 m2   Rates: R2,600 per month

Unashamedly unpretentious this house is understated, traditional and comfortable and mirrors the intellectual and playful lifestyle of its owners resulting in an expression of creative togetherness and real homemaking.  After over 20 years it’s time to find a new custodian who will also enjoy bringing up their family and a menagerie of pets in this special home.   Featuring original Oregon pine wood strip flooring, teak doors and windows with original lead panes and double glazing, a bay window, fireplace alcove and a loft, designed and built by the owner architect, that blends in naturally with this character home and provides great accommodation and spaces for the children to dream, learn and play.

Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac in Hiddingh Estate within easy reach of Newlands Forest, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and a choice of some of the best schools as well as the University of Cape Town.

Entrance hall with wooden carpeted stairway
Double reception room (lounge and dining room) with attractive bay window and cosy arched fireplace alcove
A large recreation/computer room that opens out to the patio and side garden
A study, also with doors opening to the patio
Pyjama Room with TV on the third floor/loft accessed via a uniquely designed space saving wooden stairway 
An eat in kitchen with a pine ceiling, pendulum lights, a built-in wine rack, a built-in eye-level electric oven and a gas hob 
5 double bedrooms, all with built-in cupboards – master bedroom with air conditioning, en-suite bathroom on the same level as two other bedrooms (one presently used as a home office/consulting room), two more bedrooms in the loft.
3 bathrooms altogether, main-en-suite with shower and bidet, modern family bathroom with shower,  shower room in the loft section
Downstairs cloakroom
Outside utility room with separate toilet and shower
Double garage and carport for two more cars behind electronically operated sliding gate
Alarm system and outdoor perimeter beams
A layered outdoor experience provides a recently installed swimming pool with an attractive water feature; A patio deck next to the pool with a water reservoir underneath;
A newly planted rockery and garden on the other side of the pool with a backdrop of tall perimeter trees;
A paved patio and brick pillar pergola;
An attractive pond in the front garden with paving stones and beautiful trees;
An elevated section with a built-in braai;  and
A chicken coop