Welcome to a warm world of carefully curated spaces. This landmark homestead, on the market for the first time since the 1990s, is rich in history and displays the Blue Plaque 'Shirley' from The Joburg Heritage Foundation (previously 'Digby House'). Prominently located atop Parkview, it is a large family home built in 1907 on a double stand (1850sqm) and includes a multi-level cottage or functional home-office (converted from the original stables).
The double-volume entrance acts as an elegant centrepiece that flows to the receptions and kitchen. Brimming with sunshine and energy, an inspired blend of timber flooring, wall paneling (wainscoting), original light fittings and vaulted ceilings complete the story. A free-flowing space from kitchen, study, dining, lounge and family room to covered terrace all allow for effortless entertaining. The sun-filled kitchen with adjacent breakfast area (and scullery) balances top-end finishes with function.
Gleaming timber windows and French doors open this home to light, air, and garden views. You will love the Jan Blok-designed water feature so aptly named 'Red Square' and the attractive outlook from the elevated entertainment area beyond the towering Horse Chestnut tree. Upstairs, there are four generously proportioned bedrooms (spacious master and second en suite) plus a 3rd bathroom.
A myriad of other features include:
- Two-bedroom cottage with kitchen and bathroom or four-room home office
- Fibre internet
- Irrigation system linked to borehole with filtration
- 2500 litre water storage tank
- 13 KVA Egoli Gas with generator
- 5 gas fireplaces and partial underfloor heating
- Solar geysers in main house
- Gas/electric geyser with battery backup in outbuildings
- The garden has 3 water features
- Double automated garage and carport
- Additional off-street parking for 2 cars
- Staff accommodation of bedroom/living, kitchen and bathroom
- Main entrance guardhouse (with separate toilet)
- 3 lower ground storerooms/cellars, suitable for garden storage,
workshop or wine cellar
Typical of the era, the property's excellent balance, proportions along and splendid original architectural features make it a rare treat for the select few. We look forward to taking you on a tour of it!