French Family Villa - set high on the ridge commanding breathtaking, uninterrupted, 180º northern views across the tree tops of the northern suburbs to the Magaliesberg and beyond. A truly distinctive home stylishly refurbished with a sure sense of creative flair. Generous accommodation consisting - Main house: Hallway, 4 reception areas, 5 bedrooms plus a matching adjoining self-contained Guest Wing with spacious open living areas and 2 en-suite bedrooms. From the moment one drives under the imposing ivy clad arbour one is transported to a world reminiscent of the European countryside with lush, seamless formal and informal, terraced gardens. Endearing walkways, magical Japanese inspired water garden, ponds and waterfalls plus a wisteria clad, midsummer night alfresco dining setting, create an adventure garden for children and adults alike. All designed by the owner himself! The house, set under rich clay tiles, has solid French doors opening onto a magnificent covered veranda and elegant lap pool that capture northern panoramic views and glorious western sunsets. Five spacious reception areas with high ceilings, fitted cabinets, book shelving and rich, mahogany floors flow to the stone clad veranda. A large country style kitchen leads to laundry, scullery and pantry areas. The upper level consists of five double bedrooms all with bathrooms. The main bedroom, with a private sitting area, has separate bath and shower room and dressing area. There are inter-leading doors to the guest wing. The latter is self contained, with lofty high ceilinged accommodation consisting spacious, open plan living areas and 2 en-suite bedrooms. Outbuildings consist of double staff accommodation with all amenities, 3 car garaging and ample parking. The property has a borehole with a complete irrigation system. MAIN HOUSE: Reception hall with character staircase, wine cellar for ±1500 bottles and guest cloakroom. The living areas all face north. The Drawing room with a Jetmaster fireplace has fitted units and shelving with three sets of French doors opening onto the veranda. The Library, which is well fitted with floor to ceiling units, book shelving and chandelier, also leads onto the veranda. The Study/TV room is large, has a fireplace and French doors leading to the Pool patio. The Dining room, with a central antique chandelier has a north facing bay window and door to the veranda and an optional door to the Guest Wing. The county-style Kitchen has a central island with marble work surfaces and prep basins. It is equipped with a gas and electric hob and two electric ovens. There is a large scullery with a deep fryer and electric grill. Spacious laundry and pantry areas. UPSTAIRS: 4 of the 5 bedrooms are north-facing and 4 are en-suite. The fifth has an adjacent bathroom. 4 bathrooms have showers. The Main Bedroom has a generous sitting area with a fireplace. The en-suite marble bathroom has a separate toilet and bidet. There is a separate dressing area with a shower room. The bedroom is fitted with ample, decorative, hand painted cupboards. There is an inter-leading door between the landing area and the adjoining west guest wing. GUEST WING: Built in 2006. The entrance leads to the spacious, open plan Dining area / Lounge with a feature solid fuel fireplace and French doors opening to the veranda and private garden area with a shady, ancient Cork Oak tree. The well fitted marble kitchen has a pantry and electric oven. There is a guest cloakroom and fitted Study area. Upstairs there are 2 spacious double volume bedrooms and open plan bathing areas with separate showers and toilets. This accommodation has under floor heating.