The magical and whimsical house located in Hout Bay, renowned for its unique charm and woodland backdrop is still on the market six months later.

Situated in the Constantia Nek area of Hout Bay across a three quarters of an acre – the structured property extends to nearly 1600 meter squared. The home bathes in the Cape sunshine as it is a north facing property.

The house is considered one of the national treasure homes of South Africa, due to its features having input from some of South Africa’s most brilliant creative and commercial minds. The house echoes both grandeur, quirkiness and a modern touch on the traditional ‘bush’ and thatched roof setting.

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The home provides comfort, security, an abundance of recreational activities with a cosy appeal. The property can be compared to a palatial rainforest lodge as it is embedded within lush greenery.

It boasts five generous bedroom suites and staff accommodation, numerous decks and terraces along with multiple entertainment areas. The outdoor space and external features of the home establish it as a one of a kind property.

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There are two garages with one of them large enough to accommodate a basketball court. For the wine lovers, there is an onsite cellar that features numerous fish tanks to set the mood and temperature ideal for your collection.

A Koi pond is situated on the premises and serves the impression of a miniature canal system along with a 2500 litre tropical fish tank that serves as a divider for one of the rooms.

The large pool hosts its own waterslide along with ropes, swings and zip wire to enjoy an adrenalin rush of water-themed activities. Outdoor showers are in abundance with a nine seater jacuzzi and if that wasn’t enough, the gym has its very own steam room.

The interior design pieces are mostly hand built by local craftsmen, from the 16 seater main dining table to the large shell hand basins, the home is decked out in artistic luxury.

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A mosaic tiled bathroom offers small details of design and represents a love of nature through its green colour scheme.

Furnishing details in the home are something to witness up close and personal.

The house is currently on sale for R45-million and inquiries can be made with Knight Frank South Africa.

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Article written by

Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about social issues, the environment and current affairs.