13 Feb 2013
A new Stefan Antoni designed flagship villa in the country’s most expensive street, Nettleton Road, has set a new benchmark in contemporary seaside living.
This is according to Seeff’s luxury market specialist, Lance Cohen. Aptly named, Pentagon, the villa delivers on five key aspects; a highly desirable location and address, unparalleled sea views, ground breaking designs and luxurious, yet understated finishes and superior privacy and security.
Only a few homes can compare to the design, space, and end-to-end views. This home is secluded and quiet, with nothing other than mountain and sea in sight.
Cohen says the villa is set on a plot of 940 square metres, with a Stefan Antoni hallmark arch that appears almost suspended on the front of the remarkable home as it stands as a beacon of bespoke design.
With just under 1 800 square metres under roof, the home is built over four levels with a newline state-of-the-art elevator serving all floors.
Essentially glass-encased, it offers spacious, double volume living spaces with broad terraces that stretch across the front of each floor level and it appears to be suspended above the ocean.
Stacking doors open up the living areas to the terraces and this, along with massive glass windows allow for 360 degree views; Lion’s Head at the back and the ocean at the front.
At street level, the home opens into a double-storey entrance hall that leads to the elevator. The home also offers a house manager/butler’s apartment and an additional two bedroom staff suite on the first level.
The master suite covers the entire first floor and includes a massive bedroom with a dressing room, a luxurious en suite bathroom and a private office. Also on this level, is a high-tech 10-seater cinema and gymnasium.
The second level comprises of the family living areas and includes a family lounge and three bedrooms with en suite bathrooms that open to the outdoor terrace. There is also an internal store room as well as a multi-media and electronics control room.
The main living and entertainment rooms are on the third level. These include three lounge areas and a dining room, an Italian marble bar and state-of-the-art kitchen finished in Italian marble with ceramic slate tops and the latest Siemens appliances.
A stone fireplace serves as an ambient feature and massive glass stacking doors open to the terrace where a heated, rim flow swimming pool that stretches across the front of the terrace appears suspended in mid-air. To the rear of this area is a Zen garden and waterfall feature against the back wall.
Above this, is a fourth, mezzanine level that offers a beautiful bedroom suite with a dressing room. The bedroom has stacking doors and an en suite bathroom. American Walnut louvres that overlook the living areas of the third level below can be counted as another special feature. Cohen says this suite could serve as the master or a guest suite.
The lower level comprises a five car garage that could also accommodate a boat and additional storage.
Finishes include the understated use of American Walnut, natural granite stone, Brazilian Oak and imported Italian marble and a broad, floating staircase that serves all the floors. The unobtrusive wardrobes and cabinetry introduces the latest contemporary sliding doors and the home is fully automated with remote controlled blinds, LED lighting, multi-media and satellite television throughout.
It also features the latest under-floor heating and cooling technology and the state-of-the-art security includes infrared and iSmart linked camera technology.
The villa offers lavish, yet understated living comparable to a 7-star private boutique hotel, adds Cohen. It is luxuriously furnished and is on the market for R105 million (excl. VAT) inclusive of furnishings.
That Nettleton Road, with its sweeping views across the beautiful Clifton beaches all the way to the Twelve Apostle Mountain range is the country’s most expensive street and commands average rates of R100 000 per square metre.
Owners and investors in the area include property developer, Stuart Chait, Vijay Mallya of United Breweries, Basil Lishansky of Meltz success, Peter du Toit of Laduma Magazine and Claas Daun.
While the public has been caught up in down market talk, high net worth buyers and investors have over the last three years bought up property in Clifton and have quietly gone about creating homes valued at well over R120 million each, significantly more than the highest price of R65 million, paid for 34 Nettleton Road in 2010, says Cohen.
An indication of the growth in value is the recent sale of a 1 242 square metre vacant plot for R35 million.
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