Stately Mintaka is an approximately 25 000 m2 property that exudes elegance and grace. This expansive estate which comprises three sub-divided erven offers varied optional benefits for prospective purchasers. The imposing double-storey main house and distinctly themed guest-house cottages with manicured lawns and gardens will delight at every turn There are wooded enclaves, a Zen garden, a vineyard, a rose garden, an orchard, a kitchen garden, a vegetable patch, cascading ponds and even a putting green, on the estate. The main entrance is monogrammed with river pebbles, setting the tone for a magnificent home with sweeping views, expansive grounds, additional luxury accommodation and inviting living spaces ideal for entertaining. There is teak flooring throughout.
Leading from the front foyer is an impressive study/library linked to a television or entertainment lounge with an open fireplace and bar area. The adjoining formal lounge boasts ornate cornice details and charming fabric-lined walls. A formal dining room precedes the relaxed eat-in kitchen with its Caesarstone quartz countertops and a centre island. There are 3 ovens, a bespoke gas stove, a walk-in fridge and separate laundry.
The property has staff quarters that include en suite bathrooms. These versatile suites can also be used as guest accommodation. Mintaka also boasts 3 distinctly-themed guest lodges. The Colonial Room has delightful painted wooden floors and paint effects on the walls. Oak floors give the African Room a homely ambience. This suite has a covered patio. The Loft Room also has oak floors and an open truss ceiling. The 2 balconies add to the airy, open feel of this space.
A double-volume staircase, punctuated by the sisal-carpeted landing, takes one to the elegant main bedroom with its his-and-hers bathrooms, separate walk-in wardrobes/dressing rooms and working fireplace. One bathroom is adorned with decorative trompe-l’œil paint techniques, while the other is unmistakably masculine with its dark granite and mustard painted finishes.
Large entrance hall with teak floors and river pebble monogram detail
Double doors to garden view
Study/library with teak floors
TV room with wooden floors, drinks area and open fireplace, vaulted ceiling, concealed lighting, opens to double French doors
Formal lounge with ceiling cornice detail, fabric-lined walls
Double formal dining room with large cornices
Covered patio with awning, tiled floors and built-in braai
Eat-in with Caesarstone quartz countertops and a centre island, bespoke gas stove, industrial extractor, 3 ovens, double fridge/freezer, walk-in fridge, built-in dishwasher
BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS
Main bedroom: fireplace in sitting area, air conditioning, doors open onto verandah. With walk-in wardrobes that lead to his-and-hers bathrooms.
2 main bathrooms: his: black granite and mustard paint finishes; hers: bath, bidet with trompe-l’œil paint techniques on the walls
2nd bedroom has built-in cupboards and trompe-l’œil paint techniques on the walls
3rd bathroom has a steam shower, toilet and bidet
3rd bedroom has doors to the balcony
4th bathroom (en suite) has bath, toilet, basin and bidet with trompe-l’œil paint technique detail on walls and ceiling
FEATURES AND OTHER
3-tier pond with wooden bridge * rose garden and gazebo, vineyard, putting green, Zen garden, vegetable garden, tropical garden * large swimming pool and splash pool, with changing room and 2 guest cloakrooms * irrigation from 2 boreholes and 5 tanks * service area with separate entrance * 2 storage buildings that could convert to additional accommodation * integrated music system throughout the house * air conditioning throughout the first floor * security comprising beams, house alarm and cameras * 3 open carports and additional parking.
Cottage with 2 en suite bedrooms and central living area
1 leading from the kitchen: 1.5 bedrooms and a bathroom, kitchen/dining area
3 separate cottages:
• Colonial room - painted wooden floors and walls, bathroom with shower, toilet and basin and walk-in wardrobe
• African room - oak floors, cupboards, reed detail and bathroom with bath, toilet and basin, includes a covered patio
• Loft room - oak floors, open trusses, built-in TV unit and shelf, sitting area, bathroom with shower, toilet and basin with chocolate marble finishes and 2 balconies
Private, self-contained house with wraparound verandah and new kitchen, separate entrance
Mintaka is an entertainer’s dream, with its array of guest suites and outdoor recreational areas. Tucked away on one side of the main house is an informal covered verandah with a built-in braai for alfresco dining. The well-sized swimming pool with hydrotherapeutic jets is flanked by a charming changing room and 2 guest cloakrooms.
The property is characterised by the large lawn leading to a well-tended rose garden. The cascadingtriple-level ponds surrounded by wooded shrubs extend across 2 of the estate’s erven. A quaint bridge crosses the ponds, adding to the tranquility of this section of the garden. Tucked away in one of the shady recesses of the estate is a children’s play area.
The estate is water-wise, with 2 boreholes and 5 tanks to ensure the lawns and gardens remain well-maintained. Other garden features include a tropical garden, a Zen garden, a vineyard, orchards, rose-covered gazebo and putting green. There are 2 cottages, intended for storage but ideal for additional accommodation if needed. The estate has a separate delivery gate and service area, complete with compost heap, and is well protected with ample security features.
Approximately 25 000 m2