A sweeping driveway bordered by beautifully tended hedges and gardens leads one up to an elegant colonial-style private villa nestled in an elevated position. Situated in the prestigious Embassy Belt of Constantia Upper and surrounded by stunning scenery the property enjoys spectacular views of valley, mountain and sea and is a glorious retreat. The residence, originally built by the heir to an iconic South African department store in 1966, has been renovated to a custom design by the current owners in collaboration with renowned Stellenbosch architects Dennis Moss and Partners, with Martina le Roux as team leader. The extensive home includes 1395m2 of living space, grandly scaled reception rooms and a sleek, bespoke open-plan gourmet kitchen, two separate built-in bars, study and magnificent conservatory. Upstairs are five lavishly large en-suite bedrooms with panoramic views. The vast lower level is dedicated to an extensive wine cellar, storage rooms as well as access to 7-car garaging. Bespoke finishes include; exquisitely crafted carpentry throughout, waterborne underfloor heating, air conditioners with separate units to draw in fresh air, surround sound in selected areas, high ceilings and solid American Oak flooring.Set on over two acres, the property enjoys huge verandas, large pool, manicured gardens and a newly landscaped water-wise garden. Extra features are an outdoor garden sunroom with pond feature, separate gym and parking for eight additional cars. Other practical amenities include a separate pantry, laundry room, strong room and an upmarket staff flat to name just a few. The home offers the perfect combination of efficiency and luxury.The home is very conveniently close to international schools, boutique shopping, world-class restaurants, golf courses and some of the country's most celebrated wine estates.