Erf size: 1628 m2
House size: 750 m2
Key features: An iconic Cape Dutch home that exudes ageless charm and authenticity
Right in the heart of the alluring, voguish village of Franschhoek, less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town, sits an iconic Cape Dutch home that exudes ageless charm and authenticity. Set on a generous double plot of over 1600m2, with uninterrupted views of the neighbouring fruit and wine farms, the Franschhoek mountain range and its valley below, Sixteen Cabrière is a one-of-a-kind find, in arguably the most beautiful region of the Cape.
As you enter the courtyard gates, beneath the mature poplar tree and through the double fronted wooden doors, a nurturing sense of nostalgia engulfs with the sentiment of immediate familiarity. The thatch roofing, wooden floors and white-washed walls tell a tale or two about their history – reminding you of the home you’ve always dreamt of living in. A capacious open-plan living and dining space welcomes you in to the home on the ground floor, with its farm-style kitchen and separate scullery sitting beneath the hardwood beams that steer you in the direction of the magnificent views that can be enjoyed from every angle.
A drawing room meets a yoga room, that meets two of the four beautifully appointed suites that overlook the solar heated swimming pool and large patio area. Upstairs to the additional two suites that nestle beneath the thatch, looking out to the lush country garden. All the bedrooms are ensuite, and fitted with fine cabinetry and a luxury Morso fireplace in each. The property is nothing short of hi-tech with its four solar systems that generate electricity throughout, supply hot water, light the garden and heat the swimming pool. Originally two separate houses that have been adjoined, the homestead earnestly boasts an abundance of space, light and character, yet equally with an element of opulence and grandeur that’s synonymous with its surroundings.
This unique property lends itself to those looking to invest in a burgeoning bolthole where historical homes are hard to come by – especially given its proximity to the town. Less than a 5-minute amble down the gravel village roads, a radiant stretch of fine-dining, internationally acclaimed restaurants, world class art galleries and museums, antiquated cafés, artisanal stores and delicatessens, vintage boutiques and craft markets, all await your occupation. Lest we forget the wine. The grapes of Franschhoek are highly regarded as some of the very best in the world.
Sixteen Cabrière is the perfect property for families to plant some permanent roots, in the most fertile of soils, where you’ll reap the rewards of a fabulously fruitful life in Franschhoek, for generations to come.
- Erf size: 1628 m2
- Buildings: 750 m2
- Six bedrooms
- Six bathrooms
- Two garages