This large and secure 4-bedroom home enjoys a central location within the heart of La Lucia, Umhlanga and boasts multiple entertainment areas, an extended double garage and a self-contained garden cottage. The property is 2 minutes’ drive from La Lucia Mall, 10 minutes’ drive from Gateway Shopping Centre, and is very near other amenities and popular beaches in the area. The area offers tranquillity, safety and security among some of KZN’s most desirable residential properties.
The entrance to the property is impressive and imposing, offering an abundance of secure parking amidst large, manicured gardens. The home is double storey, face brick, with a flat concrete roof (capable of landing a helicopter on) and well-sized main bedroom with ensuite, a family bathroom and kitchen with an open-plan dining area. The upstairs area via a large spiral staircase houses a personal library and a combined large study and lounge area, with easy access roof and an expansive balcony overlooking a stunning sea view and the Trinity Methodist Church across the road.
The property boasts a large and secluded swimming pool area complete with natural rock water feature and large undercover entertainment area which is perfect for entertaining guests regardless of whether it rains or not. A separate undercover entertainment area is also available at the front of the property with a large bird aviary.
An additional attraction to the property is the recently renovated garden cottage with its own well-kept garden and sea view. Garden cottages have become increasingly popular as they provide extended family members a place to stay and also offer an opportunity to earn passive income from short or long-stay tenants. The cottage bedroom enjoys an en-suite bathroom while the open plan living space comprises of a lounge and kitchen. The cottage also enjoys its own wrap-around outside covered veranda and braai area as well as private access through a pedestrian gate.
The property also offers a separate outdoor face-brick servants’ quarters at the rear complete with bedroom and en-suite.
The property has been the temporary home of embassies before with its high walls encircling the property, electric fencing along the full front and rear of the property and an electric sliding main entrance gate. The home also boasts a solid concrete roof, thick steel burglar bars on the windows and security gates on all entrances, earning it its local nickname of “Fort Knox”.