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ARTIST’S COTTAGE GUEST COTTAGE, AND CONTEMPORARY KAROO HOUSE SALLY + GARDEN: 15/15A Nuwe Straat, Bodorp, Prince Albert, W Cape
Owner price 3.5m non-negotiable – includes basic guest house furniture and main house Miele kitchen appliances
Erf size: 1630 m2
Erf number: 1680
Cottage: 65 m2 interior, outside terraces 30m2
House: 212.43 m2 interior, upper living terrace 63 m2
In total: 2 fully furnished kitchens, 2 living/dining areas, 3 bedrooms, 2 en suite bathrooms, 2 storage rooms, 1 outdoor toilet with washbasin, courtyard swimming pool, exterior fountain pool, 1 garage, 1 garden shed
Additional: valid (3 yrs) extension plans for additional 2 en suite bedroom block and new laundry for guest house
Target market: Architects, designers, writers, artists, creative professionals, alternative thinkers, families
The building complex took its architectural and stylistic cue from the existing flat-roofed (brakdak) labourer’s cottage at No. 15 (first title deed dating to 1908). This small building is oriented topographically (like the contour of the water furrow running at an angle across the property and along the street frontage) for maximum sun exposure during the cool winter months. Originally consisting of 2 cells (kitchen and living room), it was later extended to include a bedroom, then bathroom and outdoor terrace on the west façade. This building received a Merit Award from the W Cape Heritage Committee for sensitive restoration in 2000, and is now an income generating 4 star guest cottage.
The street façade shows the typical, flat band mouldings around doors, windows and along the parapet. Wooden shutters feature an unusual circular hole pattern created by the former owner. Both these features, the “crooked” geographic orientation plus the dimensions of the original cottage were incorporated by award-winning, Pretoria-based architect Derick de Bruyn in the plan for the new house adjacent.
Thus the modern complex (completed 2001) faithfully honours the old Karoo style flat-roofed labourers’ cottages.Yet, on entering from the street, one suddenly stands in a soaring volume reaching 7 metres with large windows framing the “koppie“, and encompassing the open plan kitchen and living area. Finishes are simple but solid: cement floors with under floor heating (lounge/bathroom), cement work surfaces, wooden shuttered windows and doors, no skirting or other profiles. An open fireplace spanning the entire 7m double volume height completes the laid back, elegant interior. The main house has solar water heating.
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Prince Albert has the following point of interest, these include Central Karoo DC (128.1km), Calitzdorp (86.2km), Cape Town (382.3km), De Rust (77km), Dysselsdorp (89.6km), George (131.5km), Hartenbos (150.7km), Ladismith (134.7km), Leeu Gamka (55.1km) and Oudtshoorn (72km)
This house is situated in a Residential Suburb with 24 hour Patrol
This single storey house floor area was measured at 340m2 and erf size was measured at 1630m2.
This house has monthly rates or ground taxes payable to the amount of R 2,000.
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