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A piece of history for sale in Wynberg

de-villiersAn historic Victorian era cape villa has come on the market in Wynberg. The five-bedroom home on a 3,077m² stand is being marketed by RE/MAX Elite.

According to Charles Haigh, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Elite, the Victorian era from 1837 to 1901 produced some beautiful homes of distinction all with high ceilings and generously proportioned rooms. “Many of the homes built during this period still stand today, however, it is rare to find them fully restored and even more unusual for them to be on the market,” says Haigh.


Beautifully restored Cape Oregon pine floors. Do you know the requirements for altering a heritage home? Click the pic

The property that RE/MAX currently has on offer was built by the De Villiers family in 1860. The De Villiers family was the first pioneers to arrive in South Africa with first-hand knowledge and experience in the art of winemaking and continue to produce wine to this day.

Ann Broderick and Caro Hodges, the RE/MAX Elite sales associates who have an exclusive mandate to market and sell the property, say that since the home was built it has had several owners and for some time was owned by the Portuguese embassy. “The home has a rich history and is a monument to a bygone era. On the market for R28m, this truly unique home has been meticulously restored to an extremely high standard with sensitivity to the original features, such as the high ceilings, cornices and Cape Oregon pine floors. The home has been fully modernised but still keeps its traditional feel,” says Broderick.

The home, which is conveniently positioned with easy access to top amenities, will appeal to discerning buyers due to, in part, its adaptability.


Mariette Steynberg is a qualified economist with a post-graduate diploma in financial planning. She has enjoyed working on holistic financial plans for clients in various stages of life, as well as a development economist assessing the socioeconomic impacts of new developments. When she is not working, Mariette enjoys parenting her quirky, delightful toddler girl. Cloth diapering, Eskimo kisses and the importance of reading to your child are all causes close to her heart. Mariette is passionate about financial education and hopes to use the experience she has gained to share knowledge with HomeTimes’ readership. Her goal is to provide information that is implementable by everyone.

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