Discover a perfect blend of Heritage, countryside living and remote working in Paarl
Many South Africans are considering moving to places where they can send their children to excellent schools, spend family time together in the countryside and work remotely from a space that affords them the privacy to do so. Pam Golding Properties Paarl is marketing a number of fine historical family homes in one of the prettiest parts of the Western Cape.
Paarl’s tree-lined Main Road stretches out beneath the granite dome that gives the town its name, and its endless mountain views change colour in breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. The rich architecture of the working farms and residential properties, popular wine and golf estates, the walking, cycling and hiking trails and famously friendly hospitality offer an enviable lifestyle, just 45 minutes from Cape Town. With hybrid working now the norm, more buyers are looking to the historic town as a place to live and raise their family.
Part of the town’s attraction is the architecture – a richly wrought tapestry that tells a tale of the passage of time. A variety of styles give Paarl its unique atmosphere, from Cape Dutch, traditional Vernacular, Neo-gothic and Neo-classic to Cape Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco.
Wandering down Main Road is the best way to appreciate how well the differing heritage styles combine to tell the story of this town. It is considered one of the best-preserved 19th-century streets in South Africa, thanks to the efforts of men like the late Gawie Fagan, who ensured that plans for a four-lane highway through the middle of the town were never realised, and actively supported conservation efforts.
One of the finest examples of Victorian architecture in Paarl is on the market. Generously proportioned on a double plot in Patriot Street, this home dating back almost 120 years has plenty to offer. Heritage features include loft windows, wooden fretwork on the wrap-around verandah and wooden floors. A modernised kitchen adds a contemporary touch.View the 2 Patriot Street property here
Leading schools are a major reason that parents with growing families choose to settle in Paarl, as is the chance of raising those families in a heritage home, such as one of those being marketed by Pam Golding Paarl. This home, on Victoria Street in Central Paarl, is within walking distance of several popular schools. It combines old-world charm with family living. From the high ceilings to the white-washed wooden floors, this grand dame in a prime location is a rare find.View the property on 8 Victoria Street here
A picturesque, double-story Cape Georgian home in the heart of the town is set on land that formed part of the Lusthof farm, which dates back to the early 1800s. The property has residential and commercial rights, making it ideal for a restaurant or small business. It also boasts its own Shiraz and Mourvedre cultivar vineyard.View the property on 109A Main Road here
Nestled in the heart of Paarl these two beautifully preserved buildings, used as offices and with ample parking, offer a glimpse into the splendour of yesteryear. Whether used as a single office or separated into two distinct properties, their rich history is evident throughout. The first property provides breathtaking views of Paarl mountain from the upstairs balcony, while the second property features a covered patio with a built-in braai leading from the boardroom – the perfect space to entertain clients and colleagues while surrounded by the charm of a bygone era.
To view any of the houses mentioned above, contact Pam Golding Properties in Paarl on 021 871 1480 for more information.
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