Located in Franschhoek, in one of the most beautiful wine producing valleys in the world.
Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001South Africa
R 69 500 000ZAR
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About Located in Franschhoek, in one of the most beautiful wine producing valleys in the world.
Located in Franschhoek, in one of the most beautiful wine producing valleys in the world, this exceptional property overlooks a beautiful dam and enjoys unparalleled views of the Franschhoek valley surrounded by wine producing vineyards. It was designed by award winning architects Stefan Antoni. It is chic, comfortable and luxurious. Setting the tone upon arrival, a porte-cochere leads through a double height solid mahogany door into a majestic double-volume entrance hall. This leads to a striking 20-metre-long, double-volume formal lounge and entertaining area with a wood-burning fireplace and 20-seater dining area which flows outwards onto an expansive covered living and dining terrace which surrounds the pool. The views from these areas are simply stunning. The 16-metre swimming pool is surrounded by a series of impressive cantilevered terraces which allow the outside to be enjoyed out of the direct sun. The first houses an outdoor living and dining area ; the second includes a full braai area with a dedicated marble bar top, while the third features an outside log-burning fireplace for those cool autumnal evenings. Thoughtful design and application by the architect has ensured that this house boasts an elegant flow. On the west side of the entrance, to a generously proportioned, beautiful open-front kitchen with an island counter. Behind this is a full catering kitchen, which includes a useful, large, walk-in fridge. A separate laundry, linen room staff room, pantry and staff kitchen provide additional amenities.Beautiful water features with Japanese design references define both the perimeters of this home as well as sections of the interior, creating a tranquil ambience. A 14-seater breakfast room opens onto a morning lounge terrace overlooking a reflection pond courtyard with floating island deck. On the east side of the entrance there is a large, private study with glass-front fireplace which stands opposite a six-metre long, glass-fronted, dry-stone-walled wine cellar. Sleeping accommodation is ample for 16 persons sharing large luxurious comfortable rooms – all with 3.5-metre ceilings heights and floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors to covered terraces. These allow exceptional valley and mountain views. Each of the en-suite bathrooms is a picture of elegance. The master bedroom comprises a king-size bedroom with fireplace, dressing area, en-suite with courtyard shower and separate lounge/study, all leading onto private covered lounge terraces.A further three bedrooms are arranged around the central area providing each with privacy and space. They comprise four king-size bedrooms with fireplaces, dressing areas and en-suites – all with private covered terraces or courtyard showers. There are two queen-size double bedrooms with open-plan wet room en-suites, which have been designed to allow for two single beds per room should the need arise. All the bathrooms offer under-floor heating and the entire home is air-conditioned. A separate family/TV room with fireplace opens onto the pool terraces.The house boasts a self-contained guest/staff cottage with open-plan, king-size bedroom, en-suite, living and dining area with fireplace, and has its own secluded garden.There is a double garage and double shaded carport which caters for four vehicles while additional driveway space accommodates up to eight cars.Utility areas include: garden store, drying yard, wood store, pool pump room, HVAC and gas stores, plus refuse and recycling stores. The property is for sale with all furniture, fittings, beds, art, cutlery, crockery and ornaments. The owner even promises to leave the wine cellar full with some of South Africa's finest wines! A Christie's International Real Estate Signature Program property.