Gem in an ambassador’s lane with infinite views over Pretoria
This pristine “golden oldie”, with Waterkloof’s best Victoria Street address high up on a hill, rubbing shoulders with ambassadorial residences representing the US, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy and others, is all about address and views.
A character-filled and well-maintained manor house, it is well positioned on a 2 552m² erf, easily sub-divisible without negatively impacting on the main house.
The property is also perfect for a developer to demolish and create an upmarket security estate development. An elegant entrance hall leads to a north-facing study and inter-linking living room areas with wooden floors, extra high ceilings and antique crystal chandeliers.
French doors lead to an entertainment patio and garden full of trees and water features. The dining room exits to a veranda. A spacious, older kitchen is wellplaced next to the dining room and can easily be refurbished. Next to is a double lock-up garage.
The wide hallway leads to three double-sized, sunny bedrooms and two bathrooms, with built-in cupboards and enough space for, or to become, a TV area. The main-en-suite features a huge walk-in closet. A large full bathroom has a door providing access to the garden.
The two staff accommodations, with own facilities and storerooms, private guard yard and water features, could easily be converted into guest cottages or additional, safe accommodation. The garden with its trees is a children’s paradise.
Thanks to its gradual slope, an infinity pool could easily be built to further enhance the charming feel of this gem of a property. Security is sound, not least because of the many ambassadorial residences which surround the home and the additional diplomatic street patrols.