Seeff Newsletter May 2012


The landmark, Tarrystone House, situated off Southern Cross Drive in Upper Constantia is on the market, exclusively with Seeff, priced at R80 million. This estate was owned by the Earl Spencer and was often visited by the late Princess Diana. The new owners of this remarkable property have fully renovated it with grand and luxurious rooms and finishes. The 4,750sqm estate includes a grandiose double storey thatch home, five guest and two staff cottages, two vineyards, a tennis court, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and a swimming pool.

The estate overlooks False Bay and includes sprawling lawns and a landscaped garden that can accommodate a marquee for outdoor events and banquets.

The main house includes a multitude of living rooms with double volume ceilings, imported chandeliers and fire places. In addition to living and dining rooms, these include a fully fitted media room with a plasma television and solid oak floors, a library with fitted bookcases, wine cellar, bar room, and the Great Room for large-scale entertainment. This rooms leads to a lawn area that can accommodate a marquee.

The home has two kitchens. The main kitchen is finished in solid Oak and has integrated Gaggenau appliances. There is also a separate laundry with Whirlpool appliances.

The main bedroom suite is wood panelled and includes a dressing room, reading area, steam shower in the bathroom, French cupboards and an adjacent Mahogany and leather furnished private study. There is an additional three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and dressing rooms. There are fire places and televisions in all of the bedrooms.

Also located on the upper level is the 'Diana' guest suite with an en-suite bathroom, kitchenette and a living room with a dining area.

Finishes include imported fabrics for curtains and blinds and chandeliers from Venice as well as a central Krestron system that controls automation including the Clipsal lighting system. Other luxurious finishes include underfloor heating, air-conditioning, heated towel rails and more. The windows are all double glazed. Floors are finished in travertine tiles and quality carpeting. The home also includes solid wooden doors throughout as well as Mahogany cabinetry.

The property includes five cottages as well as two staff cottages. These all include en-suite bathrooms, living and dining room areas and fully equipped kitchens. The tennis cottage has a veranda that stretches across the length of the cottage that looks out over the vineyards. The estate manager's cottage includes an office.

The garden includes a river with a water feature as well as a Koi pond and jungle gym. The property has a borehole and automated irrigation for the garden. The estate has three metre perimeter walling with electric fencing as well as state-of-the-art security and CCTV.

For more information contact Seeff Southern Suburbs, Shelley Kruger on 083 700 9001, Jenny Williams on 083 656 6811, Lana Redman on 082 396 6822 or Marie Durr on 083 269 8608. View the property at, Web Ref. 256571.