Amazing quality of life in private coastal nature reserve, Western Cape

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Address:
24 L'Agulhas Nature Reserve
Ocean View Drive
Struisbaai, Western Cape 7285
South Africa

Price: 450,000.00 USD
Square Area: 3,918 Sq. Ft (364 Sq. M)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Half Bathrooms: 1
Amenities:
Community
» Gated Community
General Features
» Controlled Access
» Security System
Home Features
» Deck/Patio
» Spa/Hot Tub
Water
» Waterview
Yard and Outdoors
» Barn
» Gardens
» Mountain View
» Stables
» Terrace/Outdoor Space
Description
This north-facing unique Agulhas stone clad double storey house with its magnificent panoramic sea, mountain and lake views is situated in L’Agulhas Nature Reserve (as described in its own website – search “lagulhas”) with controlled gated access. A well maintained lock-up-and-go house with plenty of natural light with quality finishes, has been designed by a renowned architect. Completed in 2007, it is characterized by a very large open plan double volume living area, mezzanine family/study area and 3 spacious double bedrooms each with built in cupboards and bathrooms ensuite. Key features include:
• imposing position on the fynbos covered hillside – in winter it is sometimes reminiscent of a Scottish castle emerging from the mist. Watch the winter sun rising over the sea from your bed in the main bedroom that has sliding door to patio
• spectacular east view from the living room towards the Indian Ocean near Spookdraai with its ever-changing seascape and the surf breaking on the rocks, enthralling visitors from all over the world
• bolted, exposed (architectural) triple trusses (each like a piece of furniture whilst providing a very sturdy structure) making a strong statement as one enters this house with its breathtaking views. These architectural trusses create the feeling of openness which increases the comfort level of the rooms also enabling the use of roof space in the upstairs living areas
• stylishly fitted, professionally designed, efficient kitchen has very spacious granite working surfaces and Bosch integrated appliances
• large tandem garage for 2 vehicles (with extra height) also having space for a workshop and gymnasium with its north and west facing views. Non slip tiles have been laid in the copiously wall-mounted shelved garage and north-facing patio
• a 300 litre Sunstor solar geyser (sufficient for 6 persons) connected to ±4 sq m collector area of Solardome solar panels and a 4 kW electrical booster element and timer (used for occasional extended overcast periods in mid-winter months only)
• aesthetic Isoboard ceilings (over truss design) with additional Isotherm insulation under the Zincalume roof sheeting. Together with the extra thick Agulhas stone clad cavity brick walls, this provides good thermal control and rain noise reduction
• under tile heating in all bathrooms and living room with under carpet heating in all 3 double bedrooms
• Oregon pine staircase to the mezzanine level (with its balustrades) being a very attractive feature in the living area, with very large storage cupboard underneath. Solid wooden doors throughout house with stainless steel handles on doors and cupboards
• shaver sockets in all ensuite bathrooms. DStv satellite dish installed
• guest toilet with basin and extractor fan off living room. This has a magnificent eagle rock mosaic from Jordan
• good security, including Paradox alarm system (with 2 remotes) connected by radio to armed response company, Trellidors and bars on all opening windows
• enclosed Agulhas stone walled laundry yard (17 sq m) with stainless steel washing line and outside sink
• situated in a ±290 hectare Nature Reserve with its peaceful, pristine natural limestone fynbos environment. Enjoy mountain biking, walking, trail running and observing the bird life in an environment known for its utterly amazing quality of life, including spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Horse stabling on the Reserve is also available at a nominal fee
• Reserve has 2 private boreholes (with liners) and 2 reservoirs supplying residents only
• house has its own Point of Entry (POE) filter as well as a Reverse Osmosis (RO) water system in the kitchen

Open Plan lounge, dining room and kitchen
Accessed via a solid extra wide slatted wooden front door, this is characterized by a very large open plan, double volume living area leading through sliding glass/aluminium door (with Trellidor) to private north facing patio (with non-slip tiles) with built in gas barbeque and spectacular views. Living room has ceramic tiled floor with under tile heating, Roman blinds, lined curtains with curtain rods, light fittings, and DStv connection.
There is an efficient Masport gas fire with an aesthetically designed Agulhas stone fireplace.
The kitchen has been professionally designed with granite working surfaces, granite splashbacks and integrated appliances. These include:
• Bosch fridge/freezer, Bosch microwave oven, Bosch dishwasher, and Bosch washer/drier
• Bosch under-counter electric oven, Bosch glass 4 plate hob, cooker hood and extractor fans
• Cutlery and deep pot drawers all with soft closing feature and an efficient Blum grocery cupboard with sturdy metal soft closing drawers. There is a double Stonebuilt granite sink, wall tiles and bamboo blind.
A glass door (with Trellidor and Roman blind) leads from the kitchen to the Agulhas stone paved laundry yard which has a stainless steel washing line, sink and solid wooden slatted door leading to the front terrace and driveway.

Main Bedroom
This is on the ground floor with dressing room and built-in cupboards and glass/aluminium sliding door (with Trellidor) leading to the patio, fitted carpet with under carpet heating, solid wooden paneled doors, Roman blinds, DStv connection, light fittings, 2 mirrors. The main ensuite bathroom has ceramic floor tiles with under tile heating and neutral wall tiles and a spectacular imported peacock rock mosaic from Jordan. It also has a Libra corner double spa bath with Hans Grohe hand shower, vanity basin unit with storage, 3 mode shower console in a 1 metre glass cubicle, toilet, bidet, 2 mirrors, light fittings, ladder heated towel rail, extractor fan and fitted bamboo blind.
Whilst in bed, it is a magnificent sight to see the winter sun rising over the sea at Arniston - a feature built in by the architect at the design stage.

North and West Bedrooms
Upstairs are 2 spacious double bedrooms with magnificent panoramic views each with built in cupboards, fitted carpets with under carpet heating and solid wooden paneled doors. Both have bathrooms ensuite, 3 mode shower consoles, marble vanity units with storage, toilet, ceramic floor tiles and under tile heating, wall tiles, heated ladder towel rails, mirrors, light fittings and extractor fans.

Mezzanine Area
This area is reached via an Oregon pine staircase and leads to the upstairs bedrooms. There are magnificent views via the east facing clear storey window of the sea and rocks in the Indian Ocean and it is thus a favourite working area (eg for a study). The double glazed skylight helps to keep the area well illuminated and there is a laminated wooden floor.

Garage
Tandem garage has:
• Space for 2 vehicles in garage
• Space for workshop and gymnasium (with wonderful view), non-slip tiled floor, cornices, bamboo blinds on windows
• Extensive wall-mounted shelving
• Extra height
• Workbench (3,5 m x 0,6 m) with wooden door cupboards and shelves
• 2 remotes for the motor for the horizontally slatted sectionalized wooden garage door
An Agulhas stone driveway and turning shunt provides parking for 5 vehicles.

Environment
• Enjoy tranquility of pristine indigenous limestone bush (fynbos) (proteas, ericas, restios, mimetes, leucadendrons, leucospernums, etc), bulbs and flowers
• Birding enthusiasts can view prolific bird life (eagles, owls, kestrels, bulbuls, francolins, sunbirds, sugarbirds, thick knees, bokmakieries, prinias, robins, etc)
• Mountain biking, walking and trail running are frequently undertaken by enthusiasts in the fresh air and tranquility of the Nature Reserve
• Spectacular, sea mountain and lake views are food for the soul
• Southern Right Wales can be seen from house in winter season
• Enjoy nearby rock, surf or deep sea angling and kite surfing. Struisbaai has a fishing harbour
• Year round temperate climate
• Horse stabling (at nominal fee) and horse riding available
• 5 minutes’ drive to Struisbaai’s Blue Flag status long, white sandy beach lapped by warm Indian Ocean
• 5 minutes’ drive to L’Agulhas with its tidal pools and historic lighthouse. Pool water temperatures can reach 25 deg C (77 deg F) in summer (eg the warm January and February months)
• easy access to shops and other essential services within 3.5 km
• enjoy fresh seafood from several shops and restaurants
• In vicinity are Agulhas National Park, de Mond Nature Reserve and de Hoop Nature Reserve which is well known as an excellent whale watching venue
• Neighbouring Bredasdorp (35 km) has a most interesting Shipwreck Museum and there is a Cape Agulhas Lighthouse Museum (5 minutes’ drive). Shipwrecks have greatly influenced development in the area
• 207 km to Cape Town International Airport on good tarred roads.

Utilities
• Nature Reserve has 2 private boreholes plus 2 reservoirs for water supply to residents
• house has 300 litre solar water heating system sufficient for 6 persons with booster element for occasional cloudy winter periods
• house has Reverse Osmosis drinking water filter and Point of Entry filter
• L’Agulhas Nature Reserve Home Owners’ Association (HOA) gets bulk electricity supplied by Cape Agulhas Municipality. HOA then reticulates electricity to residents.

Construction
The owner took much care to have:
• the house designed by a well-known architect
• civil work designed and supervised by a structural engineer (including thick suspended concrete slab and ground floor slabs). Foundations have much steel reinforcing, as do the concrete slabs
• roofing designed by a roofing engineer
• kitchen professionally designed by a kitchen designer
• numerous other specialist contractors undertaking work. These included skilled stone masons to clad the house with Agulhas stone after dressing each stone
• deep scupper drain constructed in front of garage to divert storm water
• all building work properly supervised.
He thus spared no expense, and gave much attention to detail in the house construction.

Rates, levies and Home Owners’ Association
• Rates due to Cape Agulhas Municipality: ZAR 778 per month
• Levies due to Home Owners’ Association (via Managing Agent): ZAR 970 per month
• On registration of transfer of property, owner will automatically become a member of the L’Agulhas Nature Reserve Home Owners’ Association

Sale of house includes:
• All fixtures
• All light fittings
• Electric front door bell
• Integrated appliances
• DStv satellite dish and points
• Curtain rails and lined curtains
• Roman blinds
• Bamboo blinds
• Modern Paradox alarm system (with 2 remotes) available for connection to armed response
• 2 remotes for garage door
• Remote for L’Agulhas Nature Reserve main gate
• Wooden workbench in garage
• Large plant pot outside front door

Sale of house excludes:
• 3 framed Iranian mounted tiles on front walls
• Wooden carved name board outside front door
• Vice on workbench

This prestigious freehold property makes an outstanding investment along the sunny and much sought after Western Cape coast in a pristine environment close to the Southern Tip of the African Continent.

GPS Coordinates for house: 34⁰ 48’ 50.3” S, 20⁰ 01’ 23.0” E.

Should you require any additional information please contact us - International dialing call +27 76 819 7586 or +27 82 959 1594

There is a recommended video tour of the property via the website link below.

See the attached link for further details:

Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMQaLfrRRY4&feature=youtu.be

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