“A Home in the Heart of Africa, just a short drive from the city.”
A country manor set on the banks of the Crocodile river, just 25 minutes from Fourways. Watch zebra, impala and waterbuck coming down to drink from the river which winds through the 139 hectare property for over a kilometre. You would never have known, that just 10 minutes from Lanseria Airport, you'll find an 'Out of Africa' home exquisitely designed for luxurious living. Set in a valley amongst the trees and rolling lawns on the banks of the Crocodile River, this welcoming homestead greets you.
Upon entering through the giant solid wooden front doors into the double volume entrance, you are lead through the heart of this magnificent home along Travertine marble and solid Teak inlay floors, past the gentleman’s study with its solid wood furniture and private balcony overlooking the Crocodile River. Further along, the elegant formal lounge, with large sandstone gas fireplace and stackable wooden doors which open directly onto the wooden deck and infinity swimming pool, is cleverly positioned to take in the full view of the trees and the Crocodile river. Large wooden double doors swing open into the dining room, which seats 16 guests around one table. Full size glass and wooden doors open directly from the dining room onto an enclosed courtyard with a water feature and herb garden and provides for a wonderful space to entertain. The family and billiards room with its double volume vaulted ceiling, large patio doors opening onto the covered patio and infinity swimming pool is the heart of this home. With wooden window shutters, large double sided stone fireplace opening onto the kitchen creating a stunning focal point, and a cosy place to gather round on those cool winter evenings. The gourmet and well-appointed kitchen with custom made cabinetry and black granite work surfaces runs along the length of the kitchen. A large gas cooking range, centre preparation island complete with hand forged iron pot hanger and butlers sink with acres of work surfaces, makes for the perfect space for creating fine cuisine. An alfresco dining space perfectly situated by the large patio doors at one end of the kitchen cleverly brings family dining and living spaces together. Undercounter fridges, separate scullery with dishwasher and washing up areas complete the space. Situated off the kitchen is another study with views of the countryside one can only dream about. A solid teak staircase leads upstairs and opens onto a landing which has been designed into a library with floor to ceiling bookshelves, and a Juliette balcony which opens out over the family room below. Across a wooden bridge are 2 bedrooms, which share a Jack and Jill full bathroom. Both rooms have private balconies, wooden shutters and ample floor to ceiling cupboards. There is a guest room situated off the library, complete with private breakfast balcony and private en suite bathroom with free standing ball and claw bathtub. The master suite is pure sophistication and elegance – with lounge area, large private balcony, underfloor heating, gas fireplace and huge walk in dressing room. The master bathroom includes a large jacuzzi bath set to one side overlooking the river and the mountains, a perfect place to lie back and relax to wind down the day. Double vanities, extra-large glass shower stall with rain shower head, private toilet and an outside shower complete the bathroom.
A totally private and detached fully serviced 2 bedroomed cottage is set away from the main home. Other outbuildings include a private studio with it’s own bathroom and uninterrupted views, a pottery studio, gymnasium, laundry room, storerooms, workshops and staff accommodation. Ample parking is available in the driveway entrance as well as a triple-automated garage and two additional car ports. Convenient luxurious living at its best, t this home also has a conveniently installed central vacuum system and integrated surround sound is installed through the home. State of the art security system with electric fencing, alarm system, security cameras and a server room and wireless internet. Two boreholes, storage water tanks, water purifying system and UPS system, underfloor heating and fully integrated power generator.
This is truly a spectacular home, set in the rolling hills of the Magaliesberg and along the Crocodile River
Property has a generator.