R107 million for house in Constantia


House Zai, the most expensive house in Cape Town’s southern suburbs, is currently on the market for the first time at R107 million. It is located in the Bel Ombre estate, one of the most sought after addresses in South Africa. Property values ​​have doubled here in the past 10 years, according to Lightstone data.

Francois Venter, luxury market specialist for Seeff Constantia, says properties more expensive than R100 million are exceptional and few can hold a candle to House Zai.

This ultra-modern house is the first in the southern suburbs to be designed by the world-renowned Cape Town architect, Stefan Antoni van Saota. He has gained fame for his designs of the most exclusive homes on Cape Town’s Atlantic coast and around the world.

The house offers spectacular contemporary architecture – built with imported materials by a master Belgian builder to European standards in terms of finishing, insulation, energy efficiency and eco-friendliness.

The house occupies 1,407 m² and is situated on two acres (8,094 m²) of land with a magnificent northern view over Constantiaberg. It has clean lines and a seamless flow to the outdoor recreation areas, a swimming pool and large garden that has been specially laid out.

There are six bedrooms, including a luxurious master bedroom suite of 140 m² and two guest bedroom suites with an additional guest apartment with a lounge, kitchen, private entrance and garden.

Inside, there is a fully imported Bulthaup kitchen, Schüco windows and sliding doors with double-glazed windows from Belgium. The furniture and decor is from Roche Bobois Ltd Edition Hero Collection and is also offered for sale – usually the case with buyers of luxury homes, says Venter.

He says House Zai is a house of the future, fully self-sustaining and offers the perfect climate-controlled Cape Town lifestyle. The house is also independent of the water and electricity network (a complete solar power installation is included). Security is of the highest quality and technology and intuitive infrastructure ensure uninterrupted convenience and connectivity.

According to Venter, these exclusive Cape Town locations attract a mix of local and international buyers who are willing to invest in a quality lifestyle. The area attracts entrepreneurs and CEOs and also lies in the ambassadorial belt.

International buyers from Germany, the United Kingdom and recently also from the USA are very interested in Cape Town. The quality of homes, weather and lifestyle, value for money and access to top schools are some of the reasons why these buyers are attracted.

The market in Constantia has been very active for the past three years and as a result there is a shortage of luxury properties to meet the demand for the local and international market.

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, almost R2 billion worth of sales of houses more expensive than R20 million have been recorded in Constantia alone. It is higher than Clifton in terms of overall value and is surpassed only by Kampsbaai.

Venter believes many of the buyers prefer the leafy neighborhoods of Constantia with its larger lots and spacious homes, location to wine farms, some of the best restaurants in Cape Town, top schools and access roads.

Residents also enjoy the green surroundings, as there are numerous green belts and forests in the area that offer opportunities for hiking, cycling and even horse riding. Constantia is an oasis, and yet it is located in one of the top cities in the country.

Another advantage is the close location to the airport with direct flights to major centers in the country, regional flights and direct flights to Europe in less than 12 hours.

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