Listing of the Day
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Price: ZAR31.999 million (US$2.46 million)
The heart of South Africa, Johannesburg is a vibrant city connected integrally to the country, the African continent and, increasingly more and more, the international community. For those looking to both enjoy the city’s many benefits, but also have a bit of peace and quiet, this five-bedroom residence may be the answer.
“This architecturally delicious home is located at the very core of the Sandton ‘Golden circle’,” listing agent Wayne Brownhill of Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty said, “yet so well hidden and quiet, that it belies its Rolls-Royce position.”
Surrounded by a large garden with rolling green lawns, aged trees and putting greens in a location just minutes away from the city’s financial center, the modern home offers respite from the hustle and bustle of the city with an open layout that incorporates the surrounding landscape.
Large windows, glass walls and sliding doors open up the space to the scenic garden, while the large pool and open entertainment gazebo in the backyard hide secluded behind tall, verdant foliage. Noting this unusual combination of openness, seclusion and luxury, Mr. Brownhill added, “Impenetrable security and incredible entertainment facilities make it perfect for celebrities and politicians alike.”
Resting on a nearly one-acre property, the 16,145-square-foot residence has five-bedrooms, five full-bathrooms and one partial bathroom.
The house’s amenities prove Mr. Brownhill’s point about security, privacy and entertainment: there’s a basement-level 10-car garage, state-of-the-art security system with fingerprint recognition, a pool that’s well concealed by greenery and an underground cinema. There’s also a gym and an elevator.
The home was designed by Nico Van Der Muelen Architects, a South African architectural firm that specializes in luxury homes tailored to homeowner’s needs and taste. Featured in numerous home, architectural and design publications and books, the firm’s projects range from contemporary modernist homes with striking angles and wide-open spaces to more classical estates with villa-like layouts and Greco-Roman columns.
Located in the neighborhood of Morningside, the residence is just a short drive from Sandton, the richest area on the entire African continent. As the epicenter of finance and tourism in the city, Sandton offers a variety of hotels, restaurants and shopping for visitors. In particular, the combination of the Sandton City Mall and Nelson Mandela Square create one of the continent’s largest shopping complexes.
Agent: Wayne Brownhill, Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty
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