Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty offers with pride one of eight properties in arguably one of the most exclusive, private and idyllically located security estates in Stellenbosch. Situated 2 km from top schools and the centre of town yet completely private, secure and tucked away. This modern architecturally Cape Vernacular style family home offers maximum privacy and exclusivity. With its serene setting on a 5,000sqm stand, surrounded by evergreen Olive orchards overlooking a private dam with jetty, where breakfast can be enjoyed while spotting the abundant bird life. This manor house offers a family friendly layout and quality finishes throughout. Offering five spacious en-suite bedrooms, three living areas, four garages, large barn, servant’s quarters , heated infinity pool, landscaped reticulated gardens with borehole, solar panels with battery backup.
The main entrance boasts frameless glass doors that lead visitors through an impressive sizable internal courtyard with a brick built fire pit and a high quality Garapa wooden deck which offers a perfect entertainment area protected from the elements. Three coral trees and a mature olive tree add character. The spacious living and dining areas are being complimented by a grandiose wood burning fireplace. The stack doors open onto a beautiful huge wrap-around undercover patio with large braai and lots of space to entertain. A sparkling infinity pool overlooks the borehole irrigated lawn and dam with its private jetty. The modern country kitchen, boasting beautiful views, is the heart of this home and connects to a separate scullery and enclosed laundry area. A useful mezzanine level can also be utilised as a gym, home office or activity room. All rooms have 3 meter high ceilings, except the main living and dining areas which are double volume with character exposed wooden beams. The guest suite with separate entrance can be easily utilised as a self-contained one bedroom apartment with private patio overlooking the beautiful vistas of the Stellenbosch mountain ranges. The residence has a large garage with 2 extra large automated doors and a shopper’s entrance that leads to the house via a covered breezeway. The farm style barn with complementing barn doors offers two more parking spaces, storeroom with floor to ceiling shelves, employee’s bathroom consisting of a toilet, basin and shower facilities as well as fully self-contained, en-suite staff quarters. A built stairway and door prepares the way for a future addition of a mezzanine level living unit in the barn’s double volume roof space. There is air conditioning throughout the home, underfloor heating under the striking epoxy floor and wine cellar with space for an elaborate wine collection.
Although Patrysvlei is classified as agricultural, there is no involvement by the residents in the maintenance or operations of the farm. The farm is being managed by a HOA that meets annually for an AGM. The monthly levy covers the 24 hour Guarded Security within the estate, security access control to both the Libertas farm as well as Patrysvlei , administrative expenses, four farm workers’ salaries, municipal expenses, farming expenses relating to the olive orchards and repairs and maintenance. The 2.4km paved pathway along the inside perimeter offers the opportunity to walk, run or cycle safely with beautiful views and more than one km of river frontage. Protected by double access control, electrified fence with high tech motion activated cameras as well as 24 hour guarded security patrols with armed response.