This bespoke, Owner designed and decorated, home is beautifully located on a Boutique Vineyard Stand of 4,141 square meters. The unparalleled views of the surrounding Franschhoek mountains and the rolling vineyards of L’Avenue de Franschhoek Estate mandated the design and décor.
What makes this world class home distinctive is the symphony of modern finishes and floor to ceiling glass windows in every room, which create a sense of safe Estate living. The tall trees alongside the property’s own vineyard are lit at night, creating a unique sensory delight. The micro-gallery entrance lobby provides an unconventional palette for a Homeowners art collection. The granite tiles in the passages and lobbies combine with the wide plank engineered oak floors and off shutter concrete ceilings to render a contemporary finish and tonal colours.
The inter-leading living areas flow onto patios, the cerulean lap pool and a large manicured lawn. The home’s centrepiece is the bespoke high spec’d supreme kitchen space with two centre islands, one for guests to gather around whilst drinking the Owner’s own cultivars of wine and olives. Spacious accommodation includes the master suite with North orientated windows and doors opening onto an al fresco courtyard. The full en-suite bathroom has an additional private outside shower. There are Hans Grohe fittings throughout and all the en-suite bathrooms are five-star luxury with underfloor heating. Two additional spacious bedrooms open onto private courtyards. A fourth en-suited loft-like room is located up a picturesque wooden staircase and can be used as a fourth bedroom or a double study/workspace.
Additional features include a formal lounge with a built in Morso combustion stove, a TV/library informal lounge with custom designed bookshelves and feature braai facilities on the patios. The home has a direct access double garage, a storeroom and an external service toilet.
The home is one of the few on L’Avenue de Franschhoek Estate that was built with the prevailing winds in mind. It is North facing and the outside patios are all protected from the wind, allowing for entertaining in every season. The Estate L’Avenue de Franschhoek only has 18 residential homes. 8 of these are along the signature avenue and the other 10 are large gentleman’s erven all in excess of 4,000 square meters and set within vines. It is within easy walking distance to the Franschhoek Village.
The gentleman’s erven in turn has a building zone of 1200m² which is domesticated with the balance remaining under fine agricultural use. The vines and olives are overseen and farmed by the estate but not as a commercial entity. Owners are encouraged to use their own harvest for private “garagiste winemaking”.
Only a handful of owners reside at L’Avenue permanently, with the others using it as second homes. This creates a very private atmosphere similar to owning a boutique farm but without the accompanying cost and maintenance. The estate has its own borehole with a strong supply of crystal clear potable water. It is of such high quality that the Home owners considered bottling it commercially. Due to the estate's own borehole, the estate has no water restrictions.
Property Features Include: Vineyard Winery Property, Fireplace, Gated Entry, access gate, security post, security patrol, full title ownership, pool, Separate Guest Quarters, attached double garage, air con, underfloor heating, combustion stove, estate water supply
Interior Features Include: modern finishes, floor-to-ceiling windows
Views Include: Mountain
Additional Information: integrated Siemens appliances; combination gas and induction stove, electric ovens, formal lounge with Morso combustion stove
Home Owners Assoc. Fee: $5500
Architectural Style: Contemporary
Lot Dimensions: 4141 m2
Guest Bedroom 1- Main
Guest Bedroom 2- Main
Studio or Guest Bedroom 3- Main
Dining room- Main
TV nook / Library- Main
Formal Lounge- Main
Master Bedroom- Main- Carpeting