by In2assets  |   July 31, 2020

Magnificent mansion on a street many want to live

In2assets will host a physical auction on August 20 at 11am at The Durban Country Club and will call for bids on a “magnificent” mansion in La Lucia. The upmarket, enormous house at 19 Burnham Drive is, according to In2assets, in the premier street address in this sought-after Umhlanga suburb.

Luke Hearn, who is handling the auction for In2assets, says the double-storey mansion, on a plot of about 1 403m2, features five spacious bedrooms – all en suite – as well as spectacular sea views and top-class finishes. There is also fully-fitted staff accommodation, a secure guard house, 32 kVA generator, and a 10,000 litres Jojo filtered water storage tank.
Hearn says: “Burnham Drive is undoubtedly one of the most desired addresses in both La Lucia and Umhlanga. The house simply exudes luxury and sophistication with stunning features throughout. The dining room, for example, has a beautiful mirrored ceiling and classic Italian tiles reminiscent of Umhlanga’s Oyster Box Hotel. Then there’s a solid mahogany study designed by the Coppola Brothers to add to the Italian atmosphere, a resort-styled pool surrounded by superb tiling, and a Koi pond in a manicured front garden. The mansion has a large fully-fitted modern kitchen, three reception areas, multiple entertainment areas, as well as a triple garage and fully-equipped staff accommodation.
The guard house at the entrance to the property has its own ablution facilities, secure storage rooms, and bullet-proof glass; and the entire property is protected by electric fencing and fitted with an alarm system.”

Hearn says there is an increasing demand for accommodation in the Umhlanga Rocks area following Durban’s immense commercial growth towards the north in recent years, spurred on by the opening of King Shaka International Airport and establishment of massive shopping centres such as The Gateway Theatre of Shopping.

“La Lucia is an extremely popular lush, green suburb with a wide range of amenities and facilities so we expect strong bidding for this extraordinarily luxurious residence. The time to acquire property in the Umhlanga precinct is right now. The area has been earmarked for future development as the ‘playground of the rich’ with billions of rand in new investments under construction. Crime is reportedly under strict control in what is planned to be Durban premier tourism destination in future, so acquiring a residence near the beach in this area now before prices escalate post-lockdown makes sense,” Hearn adds.

For more details and to view the property, contact Luke on 071 351 8138 or email To register and attend this auction, please email as attendance is strictly by invite. Alternatively, bids can be submitted via our online bidding platform accessible from both your PC or by downloading the In2assets App from the Google Play Store or App Store. | Auctions Writer.