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IN PICS | R150m burning a hole in your pocket? Then this might be the solution

Even the garage in this 'no expense spared' mansion is lit by chandeliers

21 November 2021 - 00:04
The view from the front garden of Sandhurst's most expensive property, a mansion on sale for R150m.
The view from the front garden of Sandhurst's most expensive property, a mansion on sale for R150m.
Image: Chas Everitt International Luxury Portfolio Division

What to get for that special person who has everything? How about chandeliers for the garage?

Even better, chandeliers in a garage attached to a R150m house in one of Johannesburg’s priciest hoods, Sandhurst.

The sprawling new mansion was designed and built by Pellerade Design House on a “no expense spared” basis for an unnamed owner.

However, a decision was made to sell the property without the owner moving in, according to agent Rory O’Hagan, head of Chas Everitt International's luxury portfolio division.

Apart from the chandeliers, the garage has parking for 10 cars.
Apart from the chandeliers, the garage has parking for 10 cars.
Image: Chas Everitt International Luxury Portfolio Division

O'Hagan said the property had attracted the attention of “leading financiers and professionals”.

“At this price, it is one of the most expensive properties ever to go on sale in Sandhurst,” said O’Hagan. “But we are confident of its valuation. It more than matches up to the Bantry Bay home that was sold a few years ago for R290m, which as far as we know was a residential record for SA.”  

The three-storey home on the 7,000m² property was inspired by The Manor, a house in Los Angeles’s plush Holmby Hills area that was once the home of film and TV producer Aaron Spelling. It sold in 2019 for $119.75m (then about R1.7bn).

The Johannesburg house of 3,330m² has a cigar lounge, a 24-seat cinema, a 10-car garage with chandeliers, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a billiards room and a library. A spiral staircase from the library leads to a wine cellar.

Its entrance hall has a glass floor and a domed ceiling. There are  four en suite bedrooms, five more bathrooms and a guest wing with another two en suite bedrooms, a kitchen, dining area and lounge.

A bath in the Sandhurst house overlooks the indoor pool.
A bath in the Sandhurst house overlooks the indoor pool.
Image: Chas Everitt International Luxury Portfolio Division

The living rooms in the main house include an eight-seater breakfast room, a 16-seater dining room, a lounge with double-sided fireplace, a children’s lounge⁄study area and a family room that overlooks an indoor pool and hot tub.

“As befits a super home, there are also many special features, including a luxurious spa experience complete with salon, gymnasium, massage and steam rooms, sauna and two bathrooms,” said O’Hagan.

There are three bedrooms in the staff suite.

The library in the Sandhurst house, with a spiral staircase that leads down to a wine cellar.
The library in the Sandhurst house, with a spiral staircase that leads down to a wine cellar.
Image: Chas Everitt International Luxury Portfolio Division
The entrance hall to the Sandhurst house with a glass floor and a domed ceiling.
The entrance hall to the Sandhurst house with a glass floor and a domed ceiling.
Image: Chas Everitt International Luxury Portfolio Division
The main kitchen of the Sandhurst house has a cold room and a pantry as well as a scullery-laundry.
The main kitchen of the Sandhurst house has a cold room and a pantry as well as a scullery-laundry.
Image: Chas Everitt International Luxury Portfolio Division

Other high-priced properties to go on sale in SA include The Enigma mansion in Cape Town, which sold for R100m, and the Casablanca mansion, which at one stage was on the market for R450m but remains unsold. The Gatsby Mansion in Upper Houghton remains on the market for R65m.


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