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‘Wow, what a lovely feel,’ – words uttered by every person who has walked into this home during the past 14 years. Modest and unassuming as you approach, this wonderfully spacious home envelopes you as you walk in. With a practical layout, and maximum use of space, nothing is wasted here.
Situated in a classic older Johannesburg suburb, with avenues of trees and a variety of beautiful houses - it is conveniently located close to Bedford Centre, Bedford Gardens Hospital, and a number of schools. It also has excellent access to freeways.
The front garden offers maximum privacy, and perfectly emulates the idea of your very own secret garden. The flower beds are littered with colour, and the layout cocoons you in a magical, beautifully manicured space.
As you enter the well-kept house, it becomes very apparent that the character of this home is made for people that enjoy entertaining intimately (and with pizza) – the atmosphere is welcoming, warm and airy. All bedrooms are spacious with high ceilings and generously-sized built-in cupboards.
The passage and bedrooms are clad with highly polished wooden floors, and there is loads of cupboard space for linen.
The kitchen is made for family, friends and partying. Folding doors lead out to covered alfresco dining area. This home is comfortable in both summer and winter, as there is a wonderful gas fireplace in the lounge, as well as a sparkling plunge pool (heated) with ‘cocktail seating’ which was made for those long, lazy summer days.
The outside en-suite flatlet - with vinyl flooring, a walk-in cupboard and folding doors that open on to the pool area - is perfect for an overnight guest or an older child that “wants his/her own space”.
And if you’re an entertainer, the entertainment area is a gem - fully paved in sandstone tiles, with murals that transport you to Italy; this one-of-a-kind space is perfect for intimate family dinners and celebrations alike. There’s a (very social) pizza oven, and a vintage cast-iron fireplace (c. 1850) to keep you warm on those cooler evenings - all under a covered alfresco outdoor dining area.
The revamped vintage kitchen features granite counter tops, and has wonderfully quirky touches like the distressed green pantry cupboard. The classy SMEG stove has a gas hob, with an electric oven, and the economical gas geyser means that you’ll never run out of hot water.
The garage runs beneath the lounge, study and kitchen, and can park 3 normal sized cars. In addition, there is undercover parking for 2 more cars, and even space for a 6th car.
Excellent security with a 3m high wall and electric fencing facing the street. Extra high remote gate, beams and radio-linked alarm.
This meticulously maintained home has a special person in mind as a future owner. With so much packed into a practical and manageable property, this utterly charming home is a must-see.