Previously a European Embassy and set on an acre of ground, this spacious family home excels itself in its design for relaxation and entertaining.
The property was formerly the 'Hungarian Consulate' and was designed for entertaining - with a large formal sitting and dining room, with high ceilings, polished wood floors and fireplaces, which are in contrast to the relaxed style of the family, games and TV rooms and small bar to the rear of house.
The style for the whole property is Colonial African. The sitting room with large sliding doors opens up onto the South side of the property and is an ideal place for adults to relax, and watch the tennis players on the flood lit court. Double doors lead to the comfortable bar area. The dining room has a long table and chairs to comfortably seat ten, a curved glass bay window, with window seat, looks out over the gardens and tennis court. To the rear of the property are located the open plan kitchen-breakfast and family rooms as well as the TV room.
The kitchen is hand made with a wide expanse of solid wood work surfaces and plenty of storage space, a large breakfast table with benches and arm chairs is within easy reach. The family room adjoining the kitchen is the hub of the house, its wide sliding doors open into the large garden and down to the pool area. The TV room also has sliding doors that onto the garden and is equipped with a TV, DVD player and Satellite box.
The five bedrooms and 3 bathrooms take up the entire spacious top floor and have views over the garden or over the mountains. The house itself sits in an acre of mature gardens, surrounded by a high wall. The entrance to the property is through two large iron gates which open automatically onto a sweeping in-out drive.
There is secure parking for several vehicles in the drive as well as a garage under the property for two cars. In the South of the garden is a tennis court, with floodlights. To the North side of the property lies the pool and outside entertainment areas. The large swimming pool (at least 30 feet long) is kept to a minimum temperature of around 27 degrees by an automatic heating system throughout the months of October until April. There is an area under a pergola with a table for outside dining, plenty of space around the pool and garden to sunbath as well as a large patio area to the back of the property for relaxing in the evening. Most areas of the garden and several rooms in the house have fantastic unspoilt views of Table Mountain.
Located in Newlands, 10 minutes from the centre of Cape Town, the property has uninterrupted views over Table Mountain and is located a short walk from South Africa's International Cricket and Rugby stadiums, the famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and the University of Cape Town. The house is centrally located for easy access to all of Cape Town's main attractions. It is within easy reach of the airport (20 minutes), the waterfront and golf courses. It is a short drive to the beaches of the Atlantic or Indian Oceans.
Ideal for two families or three couples, the property is available for rental throughout the year.
Main Bedroom: King bed, en-suite bathroom with free standing bath & shower, u/f heating, ceiling fan, mountain views
Bedroom 2: Double bed, en-suite with bath
Bedroom 3: Twin beds, share family bathroom
Bedroom 4: Twin beds, share family bathroom
Bedroom 5: 3/4 bed
Three huge lounge areas from formal to relaxed family and TV room (with Satellite)
Games room: Pool table, table-football table, private bar and terrace
Dining room: Formal room, can seat up to 10, magnificent bay window overlooking garden and tennis court
Kitchen: Large hand crafted, fully equipped with all mod cons, separate laundry area with washing machine & tumble dryer, informal dining bench style table
Superb flow from all main living areas to garden, pool and entertainment terrace
Heated swimming pool - large (15m x 6m)
Flood-lit tennis court
Wonderful large grounds with lovely mountain views
Security: Electric fencing, alarm system with armed response
Housekeeping: Serviced 5 days a week, additional cleaning on request and at additional cost
Additional services such as chef, nanny, driver, etc. can be arranged at extra cost