At the end of a meandering private drive in the lush green of the Embassy Belt of upper Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa, a marvelous colonial-style villa awaits new owners. Set amid meticulously tended gardens in the shadow of Capetown’s famous Table Mountain, the 2-plus acre estate is on the market for 49,000,000 South African rand ($3.13 million).
Built back in the mid-1960s for a famous department store heir, this glorious manor was recently refitted and customized by the renowned Stellenbosch architects Dennis Moss and Partners, and a team led by Martina le Roux. The 1,395-square-meter (15,016-square-foot) residence is built on two levels and features five luxurious bedrooms and five and a half baths. The immaculate interiors are highlighted by bespoke finishes, such as finely crafted carpentry accents, surround sound in many areas, American oak floors, and high ceilings.
The mansion has eight reception rooms in all. On the lower floor, there’s also an open-plan gourmet kitchen, two bars, an extensive wine cellar, vast storage spaces, and a seven-car garage. There’s a large pantry, a wonderful conservatory, a study, a laundry room, a strong room, and a staff apartment as well. Upstairs, there are five bedroom suites, each with its own en-suite bath. The bedrooms all have uncompromising panoramic views of the grounds and the verdant nature that surrounds the house.
Cradling the main house are two acres of natural paradise that have been sculpted into the hillside. There you’ll find numerous verandas, a large pool, finely trimmed flower gardens, and a new water-wise garden. There’s also a garden sunroom with a pond, a separate gym, and additional parking for up to eight vehicles.
Situated about 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) south of Capetown’s vibrant center, Constantia is one of the region’s oldest townships. Renowned for its wines, this affluent suburb of the Western Cape is a haven for those seeking the country lifestyle with some space to go along with it. The wine region is the oldest in the Southern Hemisphere, and many of the homes there are part of the famous wine route that passes through the region. The new owners will also enjoy the charming rustic outdoor markets in town, limitless fine dining experiences, amazing mountain hiking trails nearby, and a laundry list of sporting and outdoor adventures year-round.
Constantia, Western Cape, South Africa
49 million ZAR ($3,121,000)
● 5 bedrooms
● 5 1/2 baths
● 2-plus acres sculpted/natural gardens
● Panoramic views
● Exclusive location
● Great entertaining spaces
● In ground pool
Greeff Christie’s International Real Estate
Aimee Campbell, franchise owner
+27 72 693 4052