The home incorporates 1.5 first and second class SA Railways train carriages which aroused considerable interest when they were transported from Franschhoek through Gordon’s Bay and along scenic Clarence Drive in 1976 to be installed in a prime elevated site close to the beach in Pringle Bay.
The seller of this unusual character home is acclaimed actress Trix Pienaar, who starred in numerous successful productions across theatre, film and media. She acquired the carriages which had been used as the set for a TV production, and with the help of architect Chris De Hart, designed her dream home.
Pienaar said that she would be sad to leave the unique three-bedroomed home but is delighted that it will be appreciated and cared for in years to come. The home, which includes two reception rooms, wood kitchen, and a built-on sun room which acts as a lounge and dining area, has been bought by a Western Cape buyer for leisure use.
Nicola Lloyd, selling agent for Pam Golding Properties in Pringle Bay, says the area is attracting considerable buyer interest. According to Lloyd, this increasing popularity of Pringle Bay is due to not only the good value for money the area offers, but also its location; situated in the Overberg region on the famous Whale Route and only 85km from Cape Town, Pringle Bay is north-facing, sheltered and appealing. “It is a satellite village where you can still kick back and relax or head off to larger towns as and when needed.”
Lloyd added that there is a variety of properties on the market in Pringle Bay at the moment to suit all pockets.