Cape Town’s Rising Real Estate Might Surprise You
A CAPE DUTCH-STYLE HOME WITH A POOL IN A SUBURB OF DURBAN
(11.95 MILLION RAND)
This gabled Cape Dutch-style home, built in 1921, sits on just over an acre amid verdant rolling hills in the western suburbs of Durban, South Africa. The four-bedroom home, adjoining a swimming pool, fountains and gardens, is flanked by two smaller buildings, together containing three bedrooms, for a total of seven bedrooms and more than 7,500 square feet of interior space.
The entry of the two-story home is a wood-paneled hallway surrounded by several of what the owners call reception rooms, with soaring ceilings and oversize windows. These rooms — among them a spacious formal sitting room with a fireplace, a less formal living room, also with a fireplace, a dining room, a billiard room and a wood-paneled study — have such architectural details as original yellowwood beams, teak sash windows, teak doors and carved wooden door and window frames. The rooms have brass light fittings or chandeliers. Furniture is not included in the asking price, but is negotiable. Also on the home’s first floor is a breakfast room that leads to the kitchen, which has cream-colored cabinets and granite countertops as well as an adjoining pantry, scullery and storage space.