Ideally located in prime Musgrave Road this grand, period styled mansion offers the ideal accommodation for an extended family. The original home has been split into two separate residences as well a self contained granny flat.
The original residence of Cranmore Estate this exquisite home still has many of the period features which have been immaculately maintained. Built in the late 1800's by a master craftsman, this residence has been modernised to suit todays lifestyle while still retaining the historical integrity of the home. The ornate stained glass front door leads into the warm and inviting wood panelled entrance hall. The expansive formal lounge features lead line windows as well as the original fireplace. The wood paneling from the entrance hall extends into the formal dining room and is finished off with the original decorative plate rail. Both the dining room and the third bedroom open out to the sun lounge which overlooks the garden and swimming pool. The sun lounge leads out to the deep covered veranda and offers wonderful views over Durban. The outdoor entertainment area and gazebo allow enjoyment of our coastal climate and outdoor lifestyle. The main bedroom offers an en-suite bathroom with a bath, basin toilet and bidet. The second bedroom has an inter leading door to the recently renovated family bathroom that offers a shower, toilet and basin set in a vanity with a granite counter top. The third bedroom, which is currently used as a home office, shares the family bathroom. There is a separate guest cloakroom. The modern kitchen has bespoke fitted cupboards with granite counter tops as well as a separate pantry. The self contained granny flat has a tiled kitchenette, bathroom with a shower, toilet and basin, a lounge area and a separate bedroom.
The upstairs of the home has a separate access in Musgrave Road, offering complete privacy from downstairs. The stained glass front door opens into a warm wood panelled entrance hall which leads into the expansive formal lounge. The original fire place with its ornate wooden surround, the lead lined windows and the detailed pressed ceiling all add to the elegance of the room. The formal dining room leads into the sun lounge which opens out to the upstairs veranda and sublime views of Durban's skyline. The main bedroom is en-suite with a shower, bath, toilet and basin and the second and third bedrooms share the family bathroom. The family bathroom has a corner bath, shower, toilet, bidet and basin, There is a separate guest cloakroom. The third bedroom has lead line windows and French doors that open to the sun lounge. The staircase to the staff quarters is accessed off the sun lounge and the kitchen. There is a separate laundry / scullery area in the kitchen.
The flooring throughout the home is a combination of Swedish parquet flooring and tiles. There are two single lock up garages that offer direct access to the property, as well as two secure off street parking bays.
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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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