This extraordinarily elegant house creates, on a grand scale, the feeling of timelessness romance. Wonderfully located in one of Johannesburg most sought-for outskirts, this outstanding Tudor styled home is a real architectural achievement.
Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa. It is the provincial capital of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest region of the country. The city is among the fifty largest urban agglomerations of the world, and the world’s largest urban area not situated on or in the vicinity of a river, lake, or coastline. The building of this South African city followed the discovery of gold on what used to be a farm, in 1886. In only ten years the population of the city reached 100,000 inhabitants. Johannesburg is nowadays the seat of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. The city is the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills.
Built in 1936, this wonderful house is a very interesting mixture of minute detail, grand proportions and worthy architectural solutions. Good quality wood is the main construction material for the flooring, wall paneling and the staircase. The fireplaces are really impressive with their superb brickwork, whereas the North facing verandah overlooks a beautiful garden.
The seven en suite bedrooms to be found on the first floor together with other guest suites allow for a variety of accommodation possibilities. The four reception rooms, the double garage and ample off street parking should also be mentioned in order to try and complete the image of this stunning property.