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Own a mountaintop Cape Dutch mansion in Pretoria for R27m

21 Jul 2017

A stunning master-built Cape Dutch mansion on 2.2ha of land, located at the top of the Magaliesberg Mountains in Wonderboom, Pretoria, is on the market for R27 million.

Lynne de Vos, Licensee for Seeff Jakaranda, says that this is one of the rarest finds in Pretoria and it enjoys magnificent views across the city as far as the eye can see.

It is ideal for ambassadorial use, but is also an immediate option for a wedding venue and boutique hotel or for a luxury family homestead, she says. Application for a helicopter landing can be considered.

De Vos says the beautiful Cape Dutch heritage architecture is complemented by superior craftsmanship reflected in aspects such as the magnificent woodwork seen throughout, from the carved frame on the front door to the sash windows and French doors, ceiling rafters, solid wooden doors, wall panelling, cupboards in the bedrooms, study, living rooms, kitchen and more.

The first level consists of a reception area, lounge and banquet hall that is ideal for formal functions including weddings. There is a separate dining room adjacent to the kitchen that ensures private family dining can be accommodated, as well as serving as a connection when formal dining takes place. The kitchen boasts a separate scullery and wine cellar.

The lower level has a verandah on the northern side with spectacular views. Also on this level is an indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi.

The second level comprises of a billiard and entertainment hall, huge study that opens to a terrace with a spiral staircase that leads to the garden, a second full kitchen, family/TV room and two bedrooms.

The outbuilding consist of a laundry, separate toilet with shower, storeroom, four garages and three carports, as well as staff accommodation.

De Vos says that Wonderboom is a pretty suburb that lies at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountains in the northern suburbs of Pretoria. It is on the main route to the Kruger National Park and lies next to the 200ha Wonderboom Nature Reserve with its incredible wild fig trees, including a 1 000-year-old specimen after which the reserve and suburb is named. Wonderboom also has its own airport, mostly used for light aircraft and the Pretoria Flying Club.

Neighbouring suburbs include Wonderboom South, Magalieskruin, Montana and Annlin. There are excellent facilities, including schools. The suburb offers excellent access into and out of the city with major arterials such as the M1 and M5 close by. Hoërskool Wonderboom is also one of the top-ranked schools in the city.

“Wonderboom property remains very sought after given that it offers a broad range of options, most of which is very affordable,” says De Vos.

Property values have continued to rise and the area is quite stable. Despite the weaker economic climate, the average selling price is still up year-on-year by 18% for sectional title and 6% for full title, now standing at around R1 million and R1.7 million respectively.

About 20% of recent buyers are young, first-time buyers, and a further 40% are families and older buyers under 50 years of age. It is also a very stable area with about half of all property in the same hands for over 10 years.

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