BELL HOUSE – SOLD JOINTLY BY US
Bell House was built on the edge of a hill to take advantage of the everlasting mountain views with Groot and Klein Constantia farms nestling below. Imagine sipping wines as you gaze at the various vines they originated from. On a clear day you can even see the False Bay sea from the top balcony which also provides excellent stargazing at night.
Following an extensive and sensitive renovation of a bougainvillea clad Spanish influenced hacienda, traditional and modern elements now blend harmoniously to inspirational effect and celebrate family connectedness as well as entertaining por excelencia.
The glory of this terraced garden is its mature Oak trees and a beautiful wooded area that borders onto a greenbelt, often frequented by owls, goshawks and other predatory birds. A safe haven for children and pets with secret places, magnificent jungle gym, built-in trampoline and Wendy House included, not to mention the heated pool, jacuzzi and built in pizza oven. A fully integrated borehole is not only linked to the house, but also the irrigation system.
Cul-de-sac living at its best with no visible or audible neighbours, Bell House benefits from the Duckitt Road pocket creating a secure dead end system which is further protected by Constantia Watch with its dedicated patrol vehicle. Full security system including perimeter electric fencing, flood lights and cameras.
Paved driveway entrance through automatically controlled sliding gate
Tiled covered entrance walkway
Skylit entrance hall with pivot front door, traditional black and white floor tiles and designer wallpaper
Guest cloakroom featuring old exposed brick work.
The formal living room was originally a barn on the farm, has a sunny north facing aspect, fireplace and sliding doors that open out onto the long covered terrace and garden. It also interleads to both the informal living room and a
Beautiful summer lounge with hand painted Moroccan floor tiles and glass stack-back doors leading to
a private tiled patio overlooking the pool.
An informal lounge or family room (interleading to the main lounge) opens to a
Long covered terrace which has drop down roller weather blinds with windows
Separate dining room with skylight and room for 12-14 seater table (interleads to the family room and summer house)
Play/TV room with skylight and wooden floors opens via stackback doors onto deck and children’s play area with artificial lawn and pizza oven
A contemporary “chat room” kitchen is more than just a place to prepare food – eat, entertain friends, oversee homework and so on. It also overlooks the garden and leads out to the verandah, has an open plan breakfast room, a central island with pendulum lights, cooking section and separate scullery with built-in bar fridge. Featuring hand painted Mexican tiles and Morso fireplace, including an electric oven with 5 plate gas hob and extractor fan, plus a Siemens electric oven.
A total of 7 bedrooms:-
Master suite with a Morso fireplace, 3 sets sliding doors, sunny north aspect, a fabulous walk through fitted dressing room, a bathroom in an open plan layout with his and her Victorian basins, slipper bath, glassed in shower featuring hand painted Moroccan tiles, separate private toilet and heated towel rail
2 doubles and 1 single bedroom plus a ‘night nurse’ room
Family bathroom with Victorian bath, glassed in shower in coated aluminium
1 guest bedroom upstairs with en-suite shower room and huge balcony
1 separate outside guest suite with sliding door to deck and white tiled shower room
Separate outside office/work from home
Double servant’s quarters
Double garage with electronically controlled door and secure parking for at least 5 cars
Outside laundry room
Built in super braai and professional grade pizza oven
Built in veggie boxes outside kitchen
Multi terraced established garden on over an open acre with numerous Oak trees and a Magnificent palm tree over 100 years old.
Recently installed R80,000 wooden developmental jungle gym
Built in extra size trampoline
Kids Wendy house
Hidden Wendy house used for garden shed
Good automated irrigation system linked to borehole
Solar heated salt water swimming pool with retractable insulated cover/leaf catcher and child safety fencing.
Fully functioning 3 year old Jacuzzi with magnificent views of the garden and Constantia Valley.
Borehole (52m deep) water supplies the whole garden and runs through a thorough filtration system for the house usage making the property totally off the Council water grid.
The original big old brass bell has been replaced with wire replica made by local artisans
Alarm system with both inside and outside beams, night security gate for family bedroom wing, perimeter electric fencing, flood lights at bottom of garden, cameras both inside and out. The alarm system including cameras can also be operated via apps on mobile devices.
Wall mounted air conditioners in bedrooms for hot and cold air
Windows and doors in coated aluminum with shutters providing extra security and light
Brand new roof
2 Water tanks with pumps