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RE/MAX Elite closes on historic home at close to asking price

De Villiers (1)After just fourteen weeks on the market the historic Cape Villa built by the well-known De Villiers family in 1860, sold for R22m.

Marketed and sold by Ann Broderick of RE/MAX Elite, the home has had several owners since it was built in the Victorian era, including the Portuguese embassy. Tony Bredenkamp from Upton Properties, who brought the new owners to see the property, said that they fell in love with it instantly.

“The new owners of the home are local buyers from the Atlantic Seaboard who knew that the home was their forever home where they wanted to retire. Given the fact that is a beautiful home in an ideal setting, it is easy to see why,” explained Bredenkamp.

Initially listed for R24,9m, the property is a true home of distinction with its high ceilings and generously proportioned rooms. “It is not uncommon to find Victorian era homes still standing today. However, you rarely find them fully restored and even more unusual for them to be available on the market,” said Charles Haigh, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Elite.

According to Broderick, the home has been meticulously restored to a high standard with sensitivity to the original features. “While the home has been brought into the twenty-first century, homage has been paid to its heritage,” she said. “The five-bedroom home, situated on a 3,077m² stand, has been fully modernised but still keeps its traditional feel. It is a truly magnificent home.”

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