This award winning family home designed by Johnson Murray architects in the early 1980’s has wonderful open plan living areas with an easy flow to outside patios, a swimming pool and garden, ideal for family living. Floor to ceiling windows, glass sliding doors and skylights are only some the wonderful features that make this home something exceptional.
The elevated formal lounge leads out to a sheltered and picturesque garden and overlooks the sparkling blue swimming pool. The open plan living area includes the formal dining room, family lounge and fully fitted pub. Large pillars and feature curved walls separate these different living areas. The family dining or breakfast room is located directly off the kitchen and features a wonderful veranda that overlooks the signature palms which line the driveway. The fully fitted kitchen has granite counter tops a Ceran hob with an extractor hood, a double oven and is plumbed for a dishwasher. The separate laundry area is plumbed for a washing machine and offers direct access to the triple garage.
A spacious home office, featuring double wooden fitted desks and a wall of cabinets and display shelves features glass sliding doors that open to the level garden at the front of the home. The four downstairs bedrooms are all generously proportioned, carpeted and have built in cupboards. The three bedrooms share the family bathroom which offers a basin set in a vanity with a natural stone counter top, shower, bath, basin and toilet. The main bedroom offers a private seating area that leads out through glass sliding doors to the poolside patio as well as an enormous en-suite bathroom with a shower, bath. bidet, toilet and double basins set in a vanity with a natural stone counter top. The shower features glass bricks to the poolside patio and there is a heated towel rail.
The upstairs of the home was designed by John Wilkins architects in the 1990's and offers a rooftop, self contained flat. The lounge has wall to wall glass sliding doors that lead out to the rooftop as well as a covered front veranda, both featuring wonderful views of Durban skyline. The fitted upstairs home office / study similarly has wooden fitted display shelves and cabinets. The kitchenette has a fitted two plate stove and an under counter fridge. The exceptionally large bedroom also has a private seating area and features glass sliding doors that lead our to a tiled veranda offering sublime skyline views. The en-suite bathroom has double basins, shower, corner bath, toilet and bidet. The separate dressing room has built in cupboards and a dressing table.
A large teen pad or playroom is located off the triple garage and has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet. Double staff quarters and ablutions have independent access off the courtyard. An outside air-conditioned wine cellar compliments the facilities of this large family home. The home has two ducted air-conditioning units as well as strategically placed split level units. There is ample visitors parking both in front of the garages and to the side of the driveway.
This private home located at the end of a panhandle driveway in Musgrave Road is a modern home by the Berea’s standard. A flat roof home with aluminium windows, modern skylights and roof top windows has everything a large family could want.
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Essenwood is a suburb on Durban's Berea that sits nestled between the suburbs of Musgrave and Morningside overlooking Greyville Race Course and Royal Durban Golf Club and arguably offers some of the best views in Durban. The Royal Durban Golf Club was first established in 1892 as the Durban Golf Club in the middle of the Greyville racecourse. In 1932 the Durban Golf Club was rebuilt and a new club house replaced the...
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