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Property Description

Elegant,  yet functional Hacienda-style fully furnished bungalow in a great location, close to Karen Club, on 1.15 acres of mature gardens.

  • Up to five bedrooms.
  • Landscaped gardens.
  • Pergola with pizza.
    oven and barbecue.
  • Electric fence and gates.
  • Quiet, secure location.

Main features of the property

  • Secure bedroom wing with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, one en-suite.
  • Open plan lounge/dining room with fireplace, high ceilings and feature arc.
  • TV room with made-to-measure bookshelves.
  • Fourth bedroom used as an office/home gym.
  • Fully fitted kitchen.
  • Larder.
  • Utility room.
  • Double enclosed carport.
  • Self-contained room en-suite with its own entrance and feature stained glass window.
  • Expansive outdoor-living verandas front and back.
  • East-west orientation catches sunrise and sunset.

Description:

LIVING AREAS:

The arched front veranda opens through a solid wood door to a tiled entrance hall, in turn opening via a step down into the sunken lounge with its characterful cedar wood mantel shelf and feature framed mirror. The lounge gives through double sliding doors onto a rear veranda. Through an arch lies the dining room, also with a sliding door onto the rear veranda.
Alternative access is from the carport through a utility space with fitted cupboard into the kitchen with fully fitted granite slab units. Adjacent are two larder spaces with shelves.
Leading from the front hallway is an alcove with decorative wrought iron display unit and an adjacent guest toilet. This leads into a cozy TV room/library with impressive ‘made-to-fit’ hardwood bookshelf units and a big open fireplace with a polished cedarwood mantel. Beyond this room lies a multi-purpose room which has been used variously as a home gym, an office and an extra
bedroom.

THE BEDROOM WING:

This is accessed through a secure grill gate from the main hallway which leads to bedrooms 1 and 2, both doubles with spacious fitted wardrobes. There is a shared bathroom with basin, bath and shower, as well as WC and bidet. The hall is lined with ample fitted cupboards which also houses separate hot water tanks for each bathroom. The master bedroom lies at the rear, with an en-suite bathroom of similar specification and two sets of fitted wardrobes and shelf units. There is a secure solid door giving onto the rear veranda.

GUEST SUITE:

A self-contained double bedroom is accessed from the rear veranda. It has a feature stained glass window, while the en-suite bathroom has a feature cedar wood vanity unit and stone basin, in addition to a shower cubicle and WC.

ACCESS:

The property is accessed through a set of electric double gates and is set back some 40m from the road. A separate set of gates provides access to the two guest cottages. There is a carport for two vehicles, secured by two wrought iron gates, and ample parking for more.

OUTSIDE:

Accessed from the carport is an ample utility room with fittings for a washing machine, a double sink unit and space for ironing. A workshop-cum-storeroom also opens off the
carport, fitted with practical workbenches and a vice. Two staff quarters, with toilets and a shared kitchen, are also adjacent and can be accessed from within the carport or discretely from
outside.

The open plan design and high ceilings give a sense of spaciousness, while the woodblock flooring and step-down arch instill character and elegance. Both lounge and dining room open onto
the rear veranda and gardens. Further character is provided by the open fireplace with its spectacular feature cedar-framed mirror over a polished cedar wood mantel shelf. Both rooms feature
hanging wrought iron candelabra light fittings.

AND MORE:

The cozy TV room-cum-library features an open fireplace with a polished cedarwood mantel. The custom-made hardwood shelf units can be retained in the event of a sale. The office has been recently used as a home gym and could be used as an additional bedroom.

The kitchen:

The kitchen is fitted with custom-made granite-topped units with cupboards above and below. There is a high spec double mixer sink unit, space for a double door fridge and a microwave
alcove. Immediately adjacent is a larder and storeroom opening from a hallway with a fitted cupboard. In turn, this opens into the double carport. An ample utility room also opens from the carport.

The bedroom wing:

Accessed through a lockable grill door are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, all with spacious ‘his and hers’ built-in louver door wardrobes and shelves. The master bedroom is en-suite and can open onto the rear garden. The bathrooms are similarly equipped and fully tiled.

The Guest Suite:

A bright and cozy self-contained double room accessed from the rear veranda, with feature stained glass window and en-suite bathroom with cedarwood and stone fittings. The hallway is provided with spacious storage cupboards.

Also on the property:

  • Rondavel style outhouse/yoga studio.
  • Spacious standalone building used as an office.
  • Staff quarters for two.
  • Workshop/store.
  • Feature pergola with a stone floor inset with coloured glass ‘dal de verre’, a
    built-in barbecue and pizza oven.

Landscaped gardens with many feature trees, shrubs and other plants.

The gardens:

The grounds have been landscaped into sections offering scope for different use patterns. The driveway is lined with flowering shrubs. The rear
part of the garden can be screen off for privacy and security. A major feature of the property is the row of mature flowering jacaranda trees, although these are on the neighbouring plot.
Kei apple and bamboo screens the property from the road, while Cape jasmine and bougainvillea screen other boundaries. There are many feature trees including mature flame trees and crotons, paperbark acacias and Indian ash.

Extras:

Carefully constructed in a quiet corner where it catches the last rays of the sun is a delightful pergola with a built-in pizza oven and barbecue. Decorative glass slabs have been set into the stone floor, complemented by hanging glass ‘garden jewellery’ crafted by the Kitengela glass studio. A wooden rondavel can be used as a studio or exercise room, or as a playroom.
Wildlife lovers will be delighted by the great number of birds, butterflies and small mammals such as bushbabies, tree hyrax and the occasional Sykes’ monkey.

Utilities and security

  • Multiple water sources and storage, including provision for rain water harvesting.
  • Mains electricity with 1.5kVA backup inverter.
  • Emergency generator.
  • Good 4G and wifi signal.
  • Fibre connection to Zuku and JTL.
  • DSTV satellite dish.
  • Electric fence.
  • Electric gates.
  • Nightguard shelter.
  • Solid concrete tiled roof.
  • Sliding frame windows with grills.
  • Intruder alarm system.

 

 

Property Id : 23904
Price: 300,000

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