Luxury, character and style epitomise this gracious mansion which is ideally located in the heart of Morningside. This iconic home offers delightful period features alongside classic, yet modern upgrades and renovations, suited to todays lifestyle. The large wooden sash cottage pane windows, flanked by the external wooden shutters set the stage for this sumptuous Cape Dutch styled home.
The attention to detail in maintaining the quality and style of the home is clearly evident. The replication of the ornate and unique front door in the renovations of the home is an example of this exacting attention to detail. The wooden double front door opens into the most elegant and welcoming entrance hall which houses the original wooden staircase. An expansive formal lounge features wooden floors and high ceilings featuring ornate decorative cornices and wooden beams. The feature bay window is framed by wooden beams and pillars. An additional lounge / seating area is located off the formal lounge and features a wall of windows that overlooks the garden and swimming pool. The expansive dining room similarly features a large bay window that overlooks the patio and swimming pool. The more intimate family lounge currently incorporates an office area and features dramatic wallpaper above the wood panelling. The exceptionally large kitchen offers a centre island with a breakfast bar, elegant fitted cupboards including display cabinets and unique cabinetry detailing with natural stone countertops. The kitchen features matching wooden double front doors which open out to the large open patio that overlooks the swimming pool and garden. A magnificent crystal chandelier in keeping with the elegance of this grand home has pride of place over the wooden staircase. The upstairs landing leads into the gracious main bedroom with double doors that open into an en-suite bathroom which has a roll top Victorian bath set atop a natural stone floor tile, a corner shower, a matching Victorian styled hand basin and a toilet. The luxurious wall paper is continued from the main bedroom through to the en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom similarly features grand wall paper details and an en-suite bathroom with a bath, shower, toilet and basin. The third bedroom, is a spacious elegant room which wooden parquet flooring and an en-suite bathroom with a bath, shower, toilet and basin. All three bedrooms have air conditioning and built in cupboards. The single room inter-leading off the main bedroom would be an ideal nursery or home office.
The garden bedroom suite is a freestanding replica of the main house with a matching front door and external wooden shutters. The doors open to an expansive bedroom offering refined grandeur and elegance with breathtaking red and gold wall paper complimented by light wood parquet wooden flooring. Large sash windows overlook the swimming pool and garden. The en-suite bathroom features natural stone floor and wall tiles, heated towel rails, a modern freestanding bath, double basins and a toilet.
The double garage provides drive in access to secure parking for at least six cars on a paved courtyard at the rear of the property.
"The Neuk" is the original Scottish name of this 1920’s home, and means ‘the corner.’
With it's gorgeous green spaces and breathtaking views of Durban and the Indian Ocean, Morningside is one of Durban's best-loved suburbs. It is predominantly a residential area, with Florida Road and Lillian Ngoyi (formerly Windermere) Road providing bustling hubs of activity for residents to enjoy. It is a suburb in which beautiful homes have been transformed into restaurants, coffee shops and small...
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