Known as Enigma Mansion; it's the most expensive, luxurious residential property ever to come on the market in Africa.
This 7130m2 palatial residence is situated in the most prestigious and prime residential area of Cape Town, between Clifton and Camps Bay, and comes with a price tag of R300-million.
The property in its entirety takes up four erven, between three streets in the most sought-after area of Camps Bay — The Glen — best known for being a luxurious, peaceful haven, sheltered from Cape Town’s well-known, ferocious wind.
Just 50 metres from the base of Table Mountain Park and adjoining a nature reserve on two of its other boundaries, Enigma comprises 6000m2 of outdoor space including parks and gardens with attractive waterways and ponds.
"Despite its private and quiet location, the bustling restaurants and cafés along Camps Bay beach are just three minutes away, bringing convenience to this dream coastal lifestyle that Enigma Mansion epitomises," says Francois Venter, Director of Jawitz Properties.
The main residence has three floors and stretches over 1586m2, with a 627m2 basement level, ground floor totalling 638m2 and first floor covering 321m2. A studio at the west bottom of the property has its own separate street access with living space of 264m2 spread over the ground and first floors, and there is a separate guest house on site with private street access comprising 250m2.
The residence also offers an atelier, winter garden, sauna, gym, teahouse, massage temple, staff quarters, herb and vegetable garden as well as many terraces, with the highlight being an artistically-designed Olympic-sized swimming pool with marble inlays.
Enigma houses every possible luxury, from its state-of-the-art technology system with iPads controlling all the functions throughout the property, an 80m2 3D cinema, and an extensive selection of artwork from paintings and photographs, to sculptures and statues.
The décor surpasses 7-star quality and is an eclectic mix of Classic, French, Asian, Georgian Colonial and Moroccan influences with luxury fitted into every detail. Taking inspiration from the Louis XIV period and Hotel Costes in Paris, the interior features were chosen for their beauty and opulence, with no expense spared and include bespoke, imported wall fabrics, curtains, rugs, and antique fittings and finishes.
The property benefits from 24 hour armed response and 36 cameras monitoring the grounds at all times. There are electronic safes in each bedroom as well as panic buttons and a "panic room" in the master suite. For extra peace of mind, there are 16 security guards that patrol the premises 24 hours a day.
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