If you really enjoy nature, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come home in every sense of the word.
Some homes are special just by their very location. This Alverstone home is a sanctuary; a retreat for some, and a place to call home and belong. The immaculate property was built by Alan Ray Smith and his team in the early 2000s, taking the municipality’s environmental footprint guidelines into account to ensure minimal impact on the surrounding indigenous forest.
The land was levelled for the foundation of the house, and the rock that was cleared was broken down onsite and is now seen in the exterior wall. The construction of the house took a year and 10 months. The kitchen has since been renovated and the thatch roof has been covered by Harvey tiles, however, the majority of the home is still the same.
Set on 38 acres of indigenous forest, this charming home lies in the well-known and respected Alverstone Valley. With stone finishes giving it a certain romance, there is however an authentic African feel in everything you see. A level garden with a viewing deck surrounds the well-maintained and much-treasured home. So much thought has gone into keeping it warm in winter and cool in summer. Large windows, stained-glass windows, and skylights provide an excellent flow of light and air in all rooms. The bedrooms are lovely and spacious, with Juliet balconies and bathrooms offering unique handcrafted features. There’s also a large artist studio that could be an easy granny flat conversion, and a section of the upper level could be converted into a self-contained flat with its own entrance.
Walkways meander through the indigenous forest to the stream and dam located onsite, an ideal setting for meditation, picnics or for just loving the outdoors and countryside. The topographical magnetism of this property, filled with a rich cast of indigenous flora and fauna, is rare to find in the area. The property is only 3.5 km from Hillcrest, 60 minutes from the airport, adjacent to Assagay and close to the Valley of 1000 Hills as well as excellent schools such as Waldorf, Kearsney and Highbury.
The new Westown development in Shongweni is a mixed-use development including commercial, industrial, and residential components that will positively impact property values in the Assagay and Alverstone area.
The current owner came to the house due to its sanctuary feel and natural beauty. Christa Gumede Buthelezi is the author of the book Ubizo: A story of coming home (2021). The book is a beautiful memoir of finding her sanctuary and how after leaving the US she lives happily in her “magic forest” with the family she’d always longed for.
Christa has dedicated her life to creative therapy and helping those who are healing from trauma.
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