JEHOVAH JIRAH. What an apt name given by its grateful owners ..this home was given and received in love and owned, enjoyed, and cared for with respect and care of which the end product is a testimony. It became more than just a home and its anointment will be a blessing to its new owners.
Set in a prime position within the Mariners Village Estate, this home has it all and more. Its curb appeal is apparent and inviting, yet screened for privacy (from any passersby in this quiet area) by a beautiful stretch of fynbos garden. The wrap-around undercover stoep is tiled and spacious. It offers space for relaxation and is the place to be when seeking the morning sun rays from the North. This stoep gives access to the house either through the double glass front door on the side or through the stack away doors which extends the interior open plan living area to the outside and is edged by a picket fence from the garden area.
In the backyard, the well-established garden is lush, beautiful, and low maintenance. It offers a boma-style braai- and entertainment area for good weather get-togethers with friends and family.
The downstairs level of this gracious home is mostly open plan although the design is such that the functionalities are clearly demarcated. The open plan living/dining/kitchen areas have vinyl flooring and although the kitchen, for instance, does interplay with the dining room, laundry/scullery (double sink, granite tops, plenty of cupboards), pantry, and breakfast nook areas, it remains semi-private from the lounge. It has plenty of cupboard space, granite worktops and a built-in gas hob, and an electric undercover oven. A splash back in the form of a mosaic style tiled area on the wall behind the stove and a skylight that provides for natural light are some of the many features of this well-fitted kitchen.
The quest toilet has a tiled floor and a water cistern and a floor standing cabinet with a washbasin. Storage space is provided by the built-in linen cupboard in the small passage whereas there is additional storage space in the garage under the bottom section of the staircase. The double garage has a workbench and the entire wall on the one side has built-in cupboards. The floor of the garage is tiled and it has two automated aluminum doors and the garage has direct access to the house.
Still, on the ground level, there is a study room with plenty of cupboards, a beautiful wooden worktop, and vinyl flooring. The large guest bedroom on the ground level has vinyl flooring, a ceiling fan, built-in cupboards, and .an en suite bathroom with a tiled floor (shower, floor standing cabinet with washbasin and water cistern).
The sturdily built staircase leads to the upper level which comprises a TV/pajama lounge with vinyl floor and a kitchenette (granite tops, under counter fridge and prep bowl) as well as 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The main bedroom is carpeted and opens onto a balcony with mountain (and some sea) views. It has a full en suite bathroom (tiled floor, twin washbasin, water cistern, floor standing cabinet, bath, and shower). The other two bedrooms have vinyl flooring and share a full family bathroom.
A lot of extras are added in, for instance:
community borehole water (tap in the garden)
outside toilet facility for domestic or garden staff (water cistern, washbasin);
energy-saving heat pump connected to a 200-liter geyser; and, most importantly
the invertor installation!
The Mariners Village Estate is one of the safest in Hermanus as burglaries are basically unheard of. The Estate is patrolled on a 24-hour basis by guards and the entrance is controlled by a manned gate post. With the advent of the development of 5 x apartment blocks on the western side of the estate, properties within the estate are bound for exceptional growth.