A grand mansion fit for a queen or king… or just a millionaire that’s willing to cough up R57 million.
When we think of palatial Cape Town properties, the affluent suburb of Clifton is probably the first neighbourhood that comes to mind. But nestled along the False Bay coastline is a gorgeous four-bedroom property that’s bursting with history, incredible views and opulent living.
Neatly located amongst an array of historical architecture is Graceland, a property built in 1914 and found between the lush hillside beneath Boyes Drive and the False Bay coast. Potential buyers will undoubtedly be mesmerised by the endless views of blue ocean waters that this property offers, but the Cape Mediterranean architecture will certainly leave you feeling as though you’ve been transported to a seaside town such as Majorca or Capri – no need to pay for flights!
The exterior design of the home boasts Italian and Spanish features with pergolas on columns, arched verandas, spiralled chimneys, and those famous clay-tiled roofs.
According to Business Insider, buyers have the chance to live in a little slice of history as the property includes a famous architect – William Grant. The old Barclays building in Salt River (The Royal Albert) and Market House in the CBD are just two examples of Grant’s work. Along with this, the massive home was also built for John Garlick, a department store owner who opened his first store in 1875 on the corner of Bree and Strand Streets.
While the history behind this home may pique your interest, it’s the high ceilings and luxury that will ensure you call your financial advisor and put down an offer. Spend your evenings watching the sunset beyond the horizon in your sprawling dining room which overlooks the spacious front garden or lay in bed and enjoy those incredible views.
“Mindfully curated to invite luxurious, contemporary living,” this property is the perfect space for a family or those looking to dabble in business.
Picture: Pam Golding Properties