Adriaan Adam

Title: Intern Agent

  • RE/MAX Coastal - Knysna
  • Sawtooth Building,
    Thesen Harbour Town,
    Thesen Islands,
    Knysna,
    6570
  • 083 289 3456 Show number
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21 Properties For Sale/Rent
ZAR 20 000 000
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House in Belvidere Estate

A truly rare find set on over an acre of prime old Belvidere waterfront. This generously proportioned, architect designed and master built home comprises of a stately double volume entrance with a grand staircase sweeping up to the first floor with 5 large bedrooms all en-suite with underfloor heating.
The master suite and veranda enjoy expansive views of the sparkling blue waters of the Knysna lagoon. The ground floor comprises a sizeable office, ample lounge, TV room, wine cellar, dining room, designer kitchen with separate walk- in pantry, scullery and laundry. The well-designed outside entertainment areas include a barbecue room and large swimming pool - all enjoy views of the garden, indigenous trees and lagoon. A pair of double garages with separate boat port and workshop are accessed from the cobbled forecourt. There is a complete apartment above the double garage consisting of a lounge, large bedroom en-suite and kitchenette.
This grand property has been extremely well designed and has to be experienced to appreciate all its features, too numerous to mention.This home has great potential as a Boutique hotel .

* Land size: House on 2747m2 plus additional 1832m2 plot under lawn which runs down to the lagoon protecting the beautiful view in perpetuity.

The Belvidere story begins long after the first settlers picked up shellfish and fished from the shores of the gentle estuary. Originally part of a huge farm named Buffelsvermaak (owned by Pieter ter Blans) which stretched from the Goukamma River to the lagoon and from the sea to the border of another spacious farm Sandkraal, later known as Westford, a portion was named Uitzigt and was granted to one Hendrik Bernard in 1818 to graze his cattle. In 1830, George Rex bought the farm from Bernard’s deceased estate and renamed the farm Belvidere. Already partly cultivated, as Bernard had been reasonably prosperous with crops, cattle and timber, Rex added this lovely property to his estate which then amounted to more than 24 000 acres.

Why Belvidere? As an Englishman its not surprising that Rex replaced the Dutch Uitzig with Belvidere, meaning “a platform, tower or raised place commanding a beautiful view”. Much has been queried about the change from e to I, but Belvedere is Italian in origin derived from bella (beautiful) and vedere (to see), whereas the British favour the Latin root videre as in videotape. Rex as a lawyer was well versed in Latin, hence that version.

Captain Thomas Henry Duthie, the founder of BelvidereCaptain Thomas Henry Duthie was an ensign in the 72nd Highlanders, and was posted to the Cape of Good Hope. Here he had the responsibility of handling a military detachment as well as convict labour constructing what is now Sir Lowry’s Pass at Houw Hoek. After the completion of the pass Duthie took two months leave to visit the eastern frontier to hunt and on the way he visited George Rex in Knysna. He was entertained on a bushbuck hunt, went shark fishing and also tried to trap a hyena. He enjoyed picnics, and was entertained with music and dancing in the evening. So it wasn’t a surprise that he should visit Knysna again on his return journey a couple of months later, and over the next couple of years Thomas conducted a leisurely courtship and in October 1832 requested George Rex for his daughter Caroline’s hand in marriage. They were married in February 1833 and departed to England where spent the next 18 months, and where their first child, named Caroline after her mother, was born in November. However, they returned to Cape Town and on 7 October 1834, Thomas Henry Duthie paid his father-in-law £750 for the farm Belvidere. By April 1835 they had built their first small house and moved in.
ZAR 4 790 000
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House in Phantom Village

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Pristine property bordering an indigenous natural garden close to the Knysna Lagoon. Phantom Village is a secure estate which consists of only 24 properties.

Quality handcrafted touches give this home great character while the floor plan keeps living spaces entirely modern.

The entrance hall welcomes you to this brand-new home. The ground-floor master suite offers a walk-in closet, a sumptuous bath with separate double vanities and a shower enclosure. In addition to this, there is a well sized bedroom next to the master bedroom also with an en-suite bathroom.

Upstairs you will find two bedrooms both en-suite, there is space next to the staircase for a pyjama lounge or a working station. On the lower level, you have an open plan feeling with the dining room that is defined with double volume exposed trusses, solid timber engineered flooring and all ceilings are enhanced with classical pendant lights that set the mood for any occasion.

The wood burning fireplace warms up this space during cosy winter nights. The kitchen flows easily and is equipped with a SMEG freestanding designer gas oven, a microwave oven and fridge-freezer are included in the kitchen. Solid oak finishes are dominant to create the ultimate cooking experience. There is a separate scullery and pantry which is enclosed behind aluminium glass doors.

A built-in combination stainless steel braai, provide a braai experience of a lifetime, you can choose either log burning or gas braai. Aluminium stacking glass doors introduces an abundance of light and invites the entertained to continue to the sparkling pool. Double remote controlled garage which has direct access to the home.

A modern, traditional-style home featuring all the comforts, offering you the discerning buyer an investment in a tranquil lifestyle which should not be missed.
ZAR 5 695 000
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House in The Island

This home is neat, low maintenance and spacious. Upstairs has 2 en suite bedrooms, with lovely views of the lagoon.
Downstairs offers two more bedrooms, a well designed kitchen, and lounge with a fireplace. There is a built in braai and under cover entertainment area set in the tranquil garden, which has a spike and irrigation system for easy maintenance.Lovely swimming pool to cool down in hot summer months.
There are very few homes available with this prime position . Excellent investment, either with rental potential, holiday abode, or for a permanent home for a family. The children can ride their bicycles along the quiet and safe lagoon front street, or they can take a short walk and go for a quick paddle...
There is abundant birdlife with an array of water species spending their days right in front of you...what more could one ask for.
Sedgefield is a small, temperate, tranquil coastal town situated 33km East of George and 24km West of Knysna. It is a well known retirement and holiday town and also has many aspects to offer people of any age. From the famous weekly farmers market to full moon midnight walks along a beautiful pristine coastline to Gerickes Point, there is plenty to keep one busy and the nature and bird life of the surrounds is perfect for hikers, fishermen and nature lovers. Sedgefield is a pet friendly town with its own doggy beach and offers a variety of eateries for daytime or evening dining. A Slow Town with spunk!
ZAR 7 800 000
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House in Eastford Country Estate

Tuscan designed home in the sought after Eastford Country Estate

Lovely sunsets within this tranquil environment.
Entrance Hall with aged Oregon Pine floors.
Three spacious reception rooms with a fireplace leading onto covered entertainment patios.

Fully fitted Yellowwood Bar with attached Wine Cellar and fireplace, overlooking the Knysna Lagoon and The Heads.
Period Oregon Pine windows and doors.
The Yellowwood Study with computer station, creates an ideal working environment.

4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms ( 2 en suite ) and a separate guest toilet.
Main en suite with a double shower, bay window and double bath, overlooking the Heads and the Knysna Lagoon. Fully built in dressing room and a balcony from the main bedroom, for ultimate relaxation and to enjoy a sundowner.
Aged Yellowwood Kitchen with Stone Tiled floors and granite tops.
Separate Pantry and Scullery / Laundry opening onto a yard area with an extendable washing line and outside wash troughs.

Outside Cottage with 1 bedroom guest suite, en suite bathroom, lounge, kitchenette and separate entrance, with access to the third garage.

Extras include:
2 x water features
Under carpet and under tile heating
Indigenous waterwise garden with a putting green and bunker
Computerized irrigation system
Inline vacuum system
Fully computerized water sorage tank ( 50 000 litres )
Security lighting on main board timers and movement sensors
Entertainment areas all have access to music from the central hub in the lounge
Water filter and variable pressure valves

Superb 360 degree views of the Lagoon, The Headsand the Outeniqua Mountains.

Cristal clear swimming pool.

Garaging for 3 cars and a fitted workshop
Walking trails, birdlife and and all that nature can offer and all this just a stone throw away from the Simola Golf Estate, Private Schools, Restaurants and shops

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