Some of the most exclusive properties in the whole of KwaZulu-Natal can be found on the Dolphin Coast, most notably in the upmarket seaside resort of uMhlanga - where property prices often reach upwards of R20 million. And while these luxury homes have been attracting the attention from international and local investors, there is one property that stands out far above the rest.
Take A Peek Inside This Exclusive R 39m Villa
Situated on one of the most sought-after streets in the quiet suburb of uMhlanga Rocks, this magnificent home's grand stature immediately commands attention. Stretching an impressive 1,382 m², this property features seven bedrooms and every luxury you could ever want.
This property was acquired by the owners in the 1970s, who enlisted the expertise of Umberto Josi, an architect and master builder who altered and expanded the home into the elegant structure it is today. Now, more than 30 years later, the high-quality craftsmanship that went into this spectacular space has stood the test of time.
Designed in a Mediterranean Villa style, this home immediately whisks you away to a Tuscan countryside, finding a perfect harmony between opulence and comfort.
"We wanted to create a home where our children could grow up and enjoy the space and facilities the home offers. Our theory was to give our children (and their friends) a home where they had as many facilities as possible to encourage them to spend more time doing activities at home. We were fortunate enough to be able to do this."
A welcoming ante-room invites you into the home and seamlessly flows into the various living areas, a sun-filled atrium, lavish dining room and custom built bar area with a full sized billiard table.
The interior of this home was masterfully decorated by renowned designer Boyd Ferguson (from Cecile & Boyd) in the early 2000s, with his decor and intricate touches still visible throughout this magnificent villa.
Stylish and sophisticated, with an Italian country style, the spacious kitchen is a dream come true for anyone who loves cooking. A large island centres the room, while a delightful breakfast nook can be found against a beautiful mural of rolling hills and open fields. Finished with granite countertops, parquet flooring and ornate details - the kitchen offers a balance of modern convenience with old-world charm.
The lofty undercover entertainment area feels more like a grand hall, with high vaulted ceilings, gold stained glass windows and statement chandelier all adding a touch of grandeur. This is the ideal place to entertain friends and family as it features a wood-burning pizza oven, built-in braai and a pool/ jacuzzi area, surrounded by a rustic Balau deck.
From here, the deck overlooks the private onsite tennis court and offers sprawling views of the ocean.
This magnificent property is currently on the market. If you are interested in owning this piece of architectural art or for more information on this once in a lifetime property, please contact the professional property experts at Engel & Völkers KZN Dolphin Coast today.