Sotheby's International Realty - Cape Town, WC

This iconic home was designed by architect Johan Seeliger (a substantial architect in his day) and built by Joseph Rubbi in 1904, purchased by the current owner in 1972 and set on 1132m2 of prime ocean frontage. As you enter the gates of Tamarisk you feel like you leave this world behind, as enter into a magical space where much of yesteryear has been preserved, if you close your eyes you can visualise grand luncheon parties on the expansive lawn, children playing and when the day is done, directly out the sea facing gate you will find a small private enclave to savour the setting sun. A remarkable position where the garden faces North and the 346m2 home is bathed in sunlight and protected from the southeaster, offering 3 en-suite double bedrooms plus a study or 4th bedroom with the master suite enjoying breath taking ocean views. The kitchen is the heart of the home complete with laundry is beautifully appointed and enjoys a dinning space and sitting area with fireplace, the perfect place for the family to gather. A spacious living room with fireplace and hidden cellar leads through to the enclosed sunny porch with bay window overlooking the garden and out to a pretty courtyard. The garden space includes a built in braai area and swimming pool. The property has two sets of outside accommodation one of which is the converted stables from bygone years and would make an incredible second dwelling or holiday let. Special features include the property’s heritage, position, the table mountain sandstone used in the building of this home, high ceilings, preserved original wooden terrace surrounding the garden. Upgrades to the property over years combine a wonderful mix of original features intertwined more modern attributes without detracting from the essence of the home. Enjoys an automated double garage, car port and off street parking. If privacy is important to you this property stands out amongst its peers in this realm. Private space is a rarity with ocean frontage. Watch the boats go out while you sip your early morning coffee or watch the sun slide into the sea at sunset, stroll into the village centre or to Longbeach. This is one home where you can soak up the true essence of Kommetjie. An opportunity to own a symbolic piece of “old Kommetjie”