In2assets will host a physical auction, coupled with online bidding, on August 20 at 11am at The Durban Country Club, to sell a “magnificent” mansion in La Lucia.
The upmarket, enormous house at 19 Burnham Drive is, according to In2assets, in the premier street in this sought-after Umhlanga suburb.
Luke Hearn, who is handling the auction, says the double-storey, on a plot of about 1 4000m² , features five spacious bedrooms – all en suite – as well as spectacular sea views and top-class finishes. There is also fully-fitted staff accommodation, a secure guard house, 32 kVA generator and a 10 000 litre Jojo filtered water storage tank.
Hearn says: “Burnham Drive is one of the most desired addresses in both La Lucia and Umhlanga. “The house exudes luxury and sophistication with stunning features throughout. The dining room, for example, has a beautiful mirrored ceiling and classic Italian tiles reminiscent of Umhlanga’s Oyster Box Hotel.
“Then there’s a solid mahogany study designed by the Coppola Brothers to add to the Italian atmosphere, a resort-styled pool surrounded by superb tiling, and a Koi pond in a manicured front garden.
“The mansion has a large fully-fitted modern kitchen, three reception areas, multiple entertainment areas, as well as a triple garage and fullyequipped staff accommodation.
“The guard house at the entrance to the property has its own ablution facilities, secure storage rooms and bullet-proof glass. The entire property is protected by electric fencing and fitted with an alarm system.”
Hearn says there is an increasing demand for the Umhlanga Rocks area following Durban’s commercial growth towards the north in recent years, spurred on by the opening of King Shaka International Airport and establishment of massive shopping centres.