Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Farm and Ranch Properties
Property on Bitou River, Plettenberg Bay. A beautifully designed, north-facing, eco-friendly property with magnificent views of the Indian Ocean, Tsitsikamma mountains and extensive river frontage.
The main house comprises spacious, open-plan living areas leading from the entrance hall with feature walls of exposed brick, solid timber flooring and double-volume ceilings with exposed wooden beams creating an ambiance of both luxury whilst maintaining country charm. Open-plan lounge, dining room and kitchen (with laundry and scullery), TV lounge, reading/library room, study, 4 en suite bedrooms, guest toilet, carports and garage space for 6 vehicles. The living areas lead to extensive decks (both covered and open) and a sparkling swimming pool surrounded by rolling lawns overlooking the rivers, ocean and mountains.
There is a self-contained apartment with 1 bedroom and a full bathroom above the garage with a separate, private entrance. Two cottages accommodate a further 5 bedrooms. One cottage has 2 bedrooms en suite, the other has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Windows and doors throughout all the buildings have double-glazing.
The stable block accommodates 4 stables, tack room, feed room, toilet, storage area surrounded by paddocks and a lunge ring.
Designed by Ian van der Westhuizen (a leading Eco architect) to function off-grid. Power is via a grid-tied solar panel system with storage batteries with surplus fed back to the grid. 40kVA generator for backup. Borehole and rain-water harvesting (with full desalination plant). Septic and conservancy tanks for sewerage. The property is zoned as agricultural property - 3.8670 hectares in extent.
Fenced on 3 sides with electric gate access, cameras, and motion detection on the river front.
A unique property that must be seen to be believed.
The Cape Winelands of South Africa consists of a chain of affluent and historic towns northeast of Cape Town.