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The Houghton: You can see forever from this penthouse

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More than luxurious, this penthouse offers 360-degree views

In a world where luxury has become a byword, it’s hard to find an instance where the word really fits. However, the brand ‘A Penthouse’ at The Houghton is certainly deserving of the title. 

Of course, given that The Houghton Development has set new standards for urban living in Johnnesburg, it is only fitting that this, its second R80m penthouse, redefines premium living. Following on from its predecessor, this magnificent unit includes several stand-out features. 

It has a floating floor-to-ceiling staircase which leads to the generous master bedroom, neighbouring four en-suite double bedrooms and a two-bedroomed butler’s annexe, with bathroom and kitchenette, accessed via a separate private elevator. The living area takes up one floor. The remaining two storeys within the 1 300m² space are given over to amenities which would impress even the most exacting entertainer. 

They include a 14-seater formal dining room and an informal eating area. There is a state-of-the-art kitchen, while an entertainment kitchen has been added for a touch of theatre. 

For more theatre, take a seat in the Hollywood-style cinema. Other features include a Bulgari-inspired library/study, a pyjama lounge, a teppanyaki bar and a ladies’ bar and snooker or games room. Private areas extend to a private lounge and Zen dining experience, and there’s a gym and spa with wine cellar. The wooden deck offers a sun lounging area with an infinity pool and a rim-flow Jacuzzi with skyline views. 

These facilities complement those already on offer at The Houghton and its 5-star hotel being built. Top is the Jack Nicklausdesigned golf course, regarded as one of the best in Joburg. This makes a stunning backdrop, with the dense trees of the course belying the development’s central location in the heart of South Africa’s busiest city. 

The Houghton’s views are one of the development’s greatest assets with a 360 degree vista over Joburg. The Houghton’s newly-launched three-bedroom units – priced from R7.9m – offer a perfect vantage point from which to enjoy this spectacular panorama. 

They are an exciting addition to the development’s offerings, which include hotel investment suites and four-bedroomed apartments and, of course, the incomparable penthouses. They broaden The Houghton’s appeal, making it an ideal home for people from busy executives who need a pied-a-terre while visiting the continent’s business capital, to families who require a secure and convenient lock-up-and-go lifestyle, just minutes from Joburg’s best schools, shopping centres and hospitals. 

All apartments are equipped with high-speed fibre optics. To make life at the development even more attractive, The Houghton offers a clubhouse, concierge service, 7.5km of illuminated jogging paths and grounds resembling a verdant forest. 

These amenities will be added to shortly when the 5-star Houghton Hotel is completed on the residents’ doorstep. They will be able to enjoy all the hotel has to offer, including a range of dining options (from private dining rooms to cafes, delis and cocktail bars), a swimming pool and a gym/luxury health spa. The Houghton’s second mansion in the sky represents a top opportunity for the discerning homeowner to luxuriate in an eagle’s eyrie at one of Joburg’s finest addresses.

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For more information: Warren Bekker: 0823023004

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