27 Jun 2013
Seeff agent, Ryno Beck, says Plattekloof offers a number of luxurious homes ranging from R2.75 million and upwards, but the suburb has yet to see a home as extravagant as this modern eight bedroom house that stretches across four levels known as Tolbos.
He says Tolbos is on the market for R26.99 million and offers a 2 082 square metre stand and 1 500 square metre building.
It was designed as an entertainment environment with intended usage as a high-end guest house or an embassy and has every luxury that the seasoned host and privileged guest can dream of. All the rooms have underfloor heating, as well as full air conditioning and all lights are controlled to allow for dimming and mood scene setting, changing the vibe from a palace of light to a cosy and romantic castle in an instant. Eight built-in fireplaces also add to the ambience.
The main bedroom, with built-in fireplace, spans one entire wing of the upper floor with stunning views across the Cape from its private balcony as well as the extra-large king-sized bed. The main en suite bathroom includes a sunken spa bath with picturesque views as well as a skylight, double shower, toilet and bidet, double basins and double dressing tables.
Four of the guest rooms offer breathtaking views, each with its own balcony and fireplace. The other two bedrooms are situated on the basement level and open up to a private garden. All the rooms are equipped with queen-sized beds and TV points and have full en suite bathrooms with showers, oval baths and heated towel rails.
The entertainment area is lavish and consists of a cocktail lounge including a formal lounge, wine cellar and bar. The family room next door consists of TV, braai and big screen areas with a three metre big screen and a 12-speaker system to ensure a realistic movie experience.
A heated martini pool with water feature and rim flow provides comfortable seating for 12 people with a full bar adjacent to it. The pool is covered by an automated glass cover and is directly underneath an automated skylight. Both pool cover and skylight can retract automatically at the push of a button.
A full TV room/lounge is provided in the basement that can be used either as part of the main entertainment facilities or in isolation if the basement area is to be used as a self-contained guest area. A built-in braai and a full bar is provided. A big room in the basement can be used either as a games room or a gym as it has a large, authentic wooden sauna and changeroom next to it.
An 11 metre by 8 metre heated pool provides the central setting for outdoor entertaining. There is a pool house with its own kitchenette, toilet and electric spit-braai plus an outside shower.
The main kitchen on the ground floor comes with scullery, pantry, store room and laundry. Two ovens, a hob, microwave and gas facilities are built-in and a central island focuses the kitchen with sliding doors to the dining room and a serving deck to the cocktail lounge.
Direct indoor access to the garage area is provided via separate stairs and the basement kitchen can be used either as part of the general entertainment areas or as a self-contained kitchen if the basement is used as a stand-alone guest area.
There are two triple garages and six additional parking bays in front of the garages and store rooms on the ground floor, lower basement and next to the pool. The lower basement has a large garage area and can be used as a workshop.
Security has been given top priority with a 192-zone security system installed. All the elements of the house are controlled via a central control system including all the lights, power points, audio, video and security systems. These controls are accessed via various wall-mounted touch screens, strategically placed around the house as well as via portable touch screens.
The touch screens also double as additional TV screens and in addition to the touch panels, full control is available via any computer or cellular phone, even across the Internet. This provides the ability to monitor and control the house from anywhere in the world.
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