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Tamboerskloof House For Sale

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R5,900,000 - Tamboerskloof
4 Beds, 2 Baths
Ref #: 15985757
Added: 73 Days Ago
Type: House
Suburb:Tamboerskloof  (in City Bowl)
Price:R 5,900,000 (For Sale)
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House For Sale in Tamboerskloof

{SoleM} Enchanting Special Original Exclusive Heritage Stone Cottage Located In Most Sought After Trendy Historical Suburb

Special Features:

*A historical sandstone house which is squat and solid from outside, bright and breezy inside.

*Built like Fort Knox. You could not feel more secure.

*Enchanting exclusive original Victorian stone cottage, few left today, let desirable unique history be yours for the taking.

*Stone structure allows for warm in Winter, ambience enhanced by exquisite built-in Victorian fireplaces- cool in Summer.

*In pristine condition.

*Home lends itself allowing to decorate antiquity with contemporary. Further enhanced by abnormally high ceilings and original Oregon wooden floors which

create a very special character and ambience.

*Its location to schools, hospitals, shopping centres, trendy eateries and bars all close by such as in Kloof Street and Kloof Nek Road. Close proximity to mountain walking trails, special attractions such as Lionís Head, Table Mountain and its Aerial Cableway, the Company's Garden which encompasses both a public park and botanical garden, with adjoining art museums etc. The home located in a quiet tree-lined street.

*Two front bedrooms with beautiful style original Victorian bay windows.

*Ornate original ironwork on top of street entrance Cape Dutch style wall.

*Classic front stoep leading to lovely small characterful pretty era garden.

History:

?Built in 1869, being one of very few original stone cottages built in Tamboerskloof, is located in historical Military Road erf 69, the latter number depicting it having been the 69th home registered in Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa. Military Road, at the turn of the nineteenth century was used as an ammunition base by the British Soldiers, thus its name. The home is a classified heritage one and to become so listed it has to have the following qualifications: Be unique, historically important or have architecture worth preserving. It most certainly conforms and abides with all three stipulations.

The name ''Tamboerskloof'' is derived from the Afrikaans words for drum ''tamboer'' and valley ''kloof.'' When the Dutch settlers arrived and set up farms in the 1650s, they established the first of a series of lookout points at the site where Tamboerskloof lies today. From these lookout points, watchmen would beat drums to alert farmers in the area to the approach of a ship. Thanks to this, farmers would know that it was time to make their way

to Cape Town harbour for their crops.

Description:

?All inside rooms on ground floor and original part of home, including entrance hall, all have great height ceilings of some 3.5metres, normal design during Victorian period allowing for atmosphere, character and ambience together with brightness and breeziness.

The entrance hall leading into a beneficent lounge/dining room with an original Victorian built-in fireplace together with an eat-in kitchen, as was the norm during this era.

The three bedrooms are of very good size, the two front ones with bay windows also have original Victorian built-in fireplaces. Modernised full bathroom, next to the kitchen, consisting of shower, bathtub, toilet and basin.

New addition to original home was the downstairs very spacious flatlet which has access from the main house via a metal spiral staircase, as well as its very own private entrance leading to an outside alley. The flatlet consists of a large open plan bedroom, lounge, dressing room, kitchenette and bathroom consisting of toilet, basin and shower. Additionally, it has a storeroom and separate laundry. All the foregoing is situated below the original

main house. Outside a very small garden together with a plunge pool.

Options:

*Downstairs flatlet has been used most successfully as an Airbnb prior to Corona pandemic. When normality prevails, continue with such option.

*Use flatlet for short or long term rental.

*Use as an office for working from home.

*Use as an entertainment area.

Summary:

A delightful historical beautiful and most charming home with boundless character, truly unique, still retaining its absolute charm of a bygone era but allowing for the comforts demanded/ wanted in modern times. An absolute gem.

Call to arrange your private viewing now!

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Keller Williams Eden

» Jorica Jin

074 344...074 344 6631Show numbers
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Please quote the following reference(s) when enquiring about the property

Ref: 15985757
Agency Ref(s):ENT0188103

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