13 Hof Street is an exceptional period Victorian villa designed by John Parker in 1891 establishing the home as 125 years old and a fine example of a heritage building.
The villa has classic features whilst having been decorated with a luxurious blend of a bygone era of sumptuous indulgence combined with eastern culture and juxtaposed with a blend of contemporary art.
Designed by John Parker who immigrated from Scotland in 1866, an architect by profession who designed Hof Street amongst others before going on to twice becoming the Mayor of Cape Town.
Hof Street has been featured in House & Leisure 2014 as well as art house magazines.
This 371 sqm villa sits upon an 826 sqm erf, and comprises four large bedrooms, two en suite bathrooms, a family bathroom, family kitchen with high quality gas cooker and doors out to a small patio, a new extension to the property provides a large family room with double volume height and architecturally designed curved timber rafter roof. In addition, there is a formal lounge and drawing room with a mezzanine library. Features include original fireplaces, wooden floors, shutters, original Victorian features, tongue & groove ceilings, mouldings, exquisite antique light fittings and chandeliers.
Access to the roof terrace provides views of Table Mountain, a classic wrap around veranda as well as a garden and pond feature at ground level. The gardens create a barrier to the surrounding roads and the property has off-street parking.
The property is zoned GR2 and represents a historic part of Cape Town.
Approved plans are available for inspection and there is a possibility to further expand into the roof.