Greenside property has the added bonus of a glass conservatory
This pristine home in the north of Joburg is in the pretty suburb of Greenside, which is bordered on one side by Emmarentia Dam and the adjoining Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, and on the other by Parkview Golf Club.
The area was once part of a farm owned by the Geldenhuys family, which was sold in the 1930s to property developers who planted hundreds of trees that now line the peaceful suburban streets.
A large granite-topped kitchen with separate scullery, open-plan dining room leading to a pool and a lovely outdoor area and sprawling garden await the owner.
There are three bedrooms (master with bay window and shutters), two bathrooms and a children’s lounge leading to a separate wing with two further bedrooms (easy conversion for home office or cottage) plus full staff room.
There is also a double garage and visitors’ parking, and all is secured with an alarm, beams and an electric fence. In this friendly neighbourhood you’ll find attractions to suit all tastes, from sports clubs to café culture and family picnics at the dam, to late-night bar crawls at Greenside’s busy bars.
The Johannesburg Botanical Gardens are among the most beautiful green spaces in the city, with about 10 000 trees and 4 500 rose bushes. Long lawns slope down towards the dam, while in the opposite direction, rolling parkland is framed by a view of the Melville Koppies and lush wetlands.