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A Lavish Constantia Villa Hits the Market

Freshly renovated, this Capetown estate is ideal for large families and entertaining
BY Phil Butler TIMEMay 7, 2022 PRINT

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).

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Inside, the villa is all about warmth, luxury, and uncompromising craftsmanship. The interiors were re-envisioned by the current owners during the recent upgrading of the famous home. (Greef Christie’s International Real Estate)

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.

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Designed with easy living and entertaining in mind, the home has vast greeting spaces decked out in warm, comfortable furnishings. (Greef Christie’s International Real Estate)

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.

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Throughout the spacious gourmet kitchen can be seen meticulous attention to craftsmanship melded into efficiency. There are also two wine bars in the main house. (Greef Christie’s International Real Estate)

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.

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One of several formal dining/entertaining areas with terrace access. Outside, the owners and their guests have a remarkable view of the valley and the sea in the distance. (Greef Christie’s International Real Estate)

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.

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Each of the bedroom suites features its own en-suite amenities and unique views of the spellbinding surroundings. (Greef Christie’s International Real Estate)

Constantia Estate
Constantia, Western Cape, South Africa
49 million ZAR ($3,121,000)

● 5 bedrooms
● 5 1/2 baths
● 2-plus acres sculpted/natural gardens

Key Features:
● Panoramic views
● Exclusive location
● Great entertaining spaces
● In ground pool

Agent
Greeff Christie’s International Real Estate
Aimee Campbell, franchise owner
+27 72 693 4052

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All 5 bedrooms has its own bath, which as you can see, continues on the theme of luxury mixed with practicality, carried out with meticulous craftsmanship. (Greef Christie’s International Real Estate)
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The villa has eight distinctly different social/living rooms designed for intimate relaxation or to be used for larger entertaining events. (Greef Christie’s International Real Estate)
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As magnificent as the villa’s interiors are, there’s no denying that the selling feature of this home is the location on a big plot overlooking a legendary winemaking region. (Greef Christie’s International Real Estate)
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Tucked in between Table Mountain National Park, and the Constantiaberg Range, Constantia is the oldest winemaking region in the Southern Hemisphere. This extraordinary traditional estate is close to the mother city of South Africa, and away from it all at the same time. (Greef Christie’s International Real Estate)
Phil Butler
Phil Butler is a publisher, editor, author, and analyst who is a widely cited expert on subjects from digital and social media to travel technology. He's covered the spectrum of writing assignments for The Epoch Times, The Huffington Post, Travel Daily News, HospitalityNet, and many others worldwide.
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