It is my privilege to present this artistic beauty set high up in the amphitheatre of the Tierboskloof gated suburb.
Situated on just over half an acre of a landscaped and mature, indigenous garden this prime property is crowned by this innovative, original home that is filled with endless artistic touches.
Custom designed by architects Steven Lennard and Mike Rudolph it is a masterpiece of fine workmanship creating a truly charming and relaxed lifestyle that is so different, so special and so African.
Rare woods including indigenous yellowwood doors and floors, ironwood, Jarrah, teak, Balau and blue gum are featured throughout as well as vibrant colours, antique-glazed to soften the look. Skirtings and step uppers are hand-painted friezes and stained-glass windows are featured and add to the fine attention to detail throughout the house.
The property, nestled in its exceptional position, was designed by the original owners as a wild indigenous landscape featuring rustic pathways meandering away from the house and through the garden to the estate stream. The garden is irrigated by its own 72m deep borehole (which also tops up the pool) and computerised sprinkler system covers the whole garden - front and back.
Views beckon from virtually every window as one gaze across the indigenous setting with a stunning outlook across Hout Bay harbour and up-close mountains forming a natural backdrop to this fine home.
Outdoors, the main deck overlooking the pool runs across the front of the house with a built-in bench positioned to enjoy the absolute peace and serenity of the surrounds. The master suite has its own exclusive deck overlooking the garden and there is a charmingly positioned, private, north-facing courtyard off the dining room, filled with a variety of colourful plants and capturing gorgeous northern light.
A spacious living area includes a magnificent fireplace supplemented by a highly efficient Morsø wood-burning stove.
The house boasts living spaces virtually all on one level downstairs flowing to the outdoors with 3 separate bedroom suites privately situated and each with their own individual charm and style; a separate, spacious study is a later addition to the house and is a versatile space for TV watching/informal lounge or as a private study as it was intended. The kitchen is divided into 3 separate spaces - main kitchen fitted with Gaggenau and Miele fixtures offering both gas and electric hob options plus industrial-sized extractor fan; pantry/scullery and laundry room.
This is a place where the meaning of its name Hakuna Matata comes into its own – it is a place of such absolute peace and serenity that any worries or qualms do appear to just float away …..
The house is offered complete with all the furniture and fittings (excepting some personal items that the sellers will remove - an inventory list will be provided). Security is top-notch. The house has a sophisticated alarm system with wireless links to the guardhouse and an additional landline link to ADT. Several user control panels cover mixed wired and wireless PIRs plus external beams. The Telkom landline and internet is fully operational and could be upgraded to high-speed fibre.
The Tierboskloof gated suburb is totally private with 24-hour gate-controlled security on duty. Systems include an electrified perimeter fence with night vision cameras, TV monitoring, biometric access for staff and vehicle logging at the main entrance gate. It comprises 38 hectares of nature reserve featuring protea, fynbos and riverine forests. It is considered one of Hout Bay's finest gated communities and enjoys magnificent views of Hout Bay Harbour and the ocean, protected by sensitive environmental controls. This is real countryside featuring nature trails into the mountain, winding lanes, streams, stone walls, vistas for Africa and no traffic!!
Estate facilities include a clubhouse, fresh spring water plunge pool, private squash and all-weather tennis court for residents.
Tierboskloof is 2 minutes by car to Hout Bay village and 30 minutes to the City of Cape Town.