Sprawling historic home invites graceful living
For those who envisage living in refined splendour, surrounded by modern-day comforts wrapped in stylish splendour, the historic Van Rheede homestead, currently on the market, could be the answer to a graceful and serene lifestyle living in leafy Wynberg Upper.
This majestic heritage home is set on a distinguished 3,412 m² of lush rolling lawns, in a private and elevated position.
Originally bought from property doyenne Pam Golding
Pam Golding Properties is proud to exclusively bring this landmark property to market, one that has its own sense of history within South Africa’s award-winning real estate company.
Originally sold by Pam Golding herself, before she established Pam Golding Properties in 1976; this transaction has resulted in the current owners being able to enjoy calling the Van Rheede House property home for nearly 50 years.
This distinguished and much-loved property is now ready for the next chapter in warmly welcoming a new family into the home.
An historic masterpiece of exquisite proportions
Steeped in history and rich in heritage, the Van Rheede property was sub-divided in 1880 from the original homestead belonging to Lord John de Villiers. Original wooden flooring, high ceilings and large rooms are some of the exceptionally well curated features of this graceful masterpiece.
On entering the manor house, two elegantly curved bay windows flank the grand staircase and deep verandah, leading to the statement front doors. From here the impressive entrance hall leads through to a central “Voorkamer” (Front Room) and the courtyard. This warm and welcoming space forms the social hub of the home and is ideal for entertaining friends and family.
In keeping with the traditional Cape Dutch aesthetic, the “Great Room” adjacent to the “Voorkamer” comprises the kitchen, dining and sitting areas. Hallmarks include exposed beams and a wood-burning fireplace. A defining feature is the covered verandah overlooking the established East-facing lawns and garden, creating a seamless indoor/outdoor flow. Further living options include a cosy TV room with a wood-burning stove and double French doors leading to the garden.
Remaining on the East side of the residence, the splendid main bedroom with its generous bay window invites expansive views of the garden, tree-lined driveway and distant views as far as Muizenberg. A heritage piece in this haven of peace and tranquillity is the original Victorian fireplace. The West wing is home to 3 additional bedrooms, 2 of which have en-suite bathrooms.
Superbly renovated and curated COACH HOUSE
Separate from the home is the original Coach House, beautifully renovated to incorporate a guest suite in the loft with its own separate staircase. Downstairs, the second bedroom en-suite has direct access to the back of the Coach House through expansive double French doors.
A rare and seldom found investment opportunity
Close to prestigious schools and world-renowned wine farms of the picturesque Constantia Valley area, the Van Rheede homestead is a rare opportunity for the discerning buyer to invest in a lifestyle par excellence.
We invite interested parties to get in touch with us for further information, or to arrange a private viewing.
VAN RHEEDE HOUSE
WYNBERG UPPER, WESTERN CAPE
Gabriel Da Matta
082 552 5798
Federico De Lorenzo
079 736 6343
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