05 Sep
Warmth and grandeur

It’s not often that a house of this calibre comes on the market. We take you inside this exceptional Kirtlington Park property to see what could be your new home

Kirtlington Park is a “little piece of the country in the city”, where a small community of people get to experience a Natal Midlands-style lifestyle, just minutes from all the benefits of Hillcrest. Children here can fish, play tennis, hike, mountain bike, trail run and, of course, ride horses, as well as learn show jumping and dressage. A truly idyllic childhood!

This Cedric Richards designed home is arguably the most exceptional in this exclusive estate, and offers features that confidently hold their own when compared to some of the most luxurious homes in the country. Its character pays homage to the innate style of this award-winning architect, who has designed some of the world’s most prestigious resorts.

Architecturally, it is a symphony of light and space, with earthy stone elements and gleaming wood accents that invite the visitor in with a promise of even more delights to come. A soaring porte-cochère heralds the arrival of guests and sets the tone. The double-volume entrance hall was designed even larger than originally specified to ensure that the dual grand staircases fit comfortably within the space. One’s first impression is of expansive grandeur astutely juxtaposed with a warmth that is rarely found in today’s homes.

In keeping with homes of this calibre, the features on offer have been custom-fitted to ensure absolute comfort and luxury. The entire home has underfloor heating, including the entertainment verandahs surrounding the infinity pool, which presides over private paddock and forest views.

The CBUS Home Automation System ensures that a click of a screen will set the mood you are looking for by offering lighting options, modulating geysers and warming your floors, before you even arrive home. Piped music, built-in warmers in the dining room and a kitchenette in the boardroom are just some of the exquisitely thought out touches this home delivers.

One of the current owners’ favourite aspects of the property is the acre of indigenous garden, meticulously crafted into a self-sustaining paradise for birds and buck alike, and into which they have carved discreet pathways to allow residents and visitors to enjoy this magical space.

The home offers 1 400m² of impeccable living and the options for any family dynamic are easily accommodated across three levels. A lower level invites the option to create a self-contained large cottage or, alternately, as it is now, a great family space, offering a gym, TV room, bathroom and temperature-controlled wine room.

All five bedrooms are en suite and offer multiple aspects, balconies and refined attention to individual decor.

The living space offers a bespoke Bowden kitchen with solid walnut and stainless steel tops that, together with other touches, imbue the space with a trendy yet classic feel.

Each of the three lounges offers a unique ambience, courtesy of large picture windows, mood lighting options and elegant interior decor statements that give this home its signature style.

Overall, the effect is magnificent and can only be truly appreciated by a private appointment that will orientate the prospective buyer with the salient features of this home.


VANESSA COOK at Harcourts – 083 775 1029; vanessa.c@harcourts.co.za

MANDY PANNELL at Wakefields – 082 323 1868; mandy@ledom.co.za


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