134 5th Street, Parkmore.
Enter through an exquisite garden with a tiled, covered patio, to a spacious dining room. This opens through to a formal lounge, featuring a gas fireplace for cosy cold winter evenings, plenty of space for books and toys, and wooden bay windows with views to the water-wise, bird, butterfly and bee-friendly indigenous garden, in which a stunning Weeping Willow tree grows peacefully more ancient, a contemplation rock for meditating humans by its roots.
A wooden jungle gym/fort with slide and monkey bars stands waiting for kids to be King of the castle. Secret paths wind within the flower beds for children to ride their scooters and have treasure hunts and for parents to easily access the gate engine. At the back of the house, an amazing large vegetable patch is ready for new soil and planting. Specially designed concrete paths make it easy to companion plant and harvest organically different fruit and veg, for enthusiastic home growers. Your herbs can also be planted outside the kitchen back door (which has a cat flap for small animals) in a specially built brick planter that runs the length of the yard. And that's just some of the outside!
Inside, we continue our journey to a bright granite kitchen with hob and double eye level oven and full scullery area, which leads to the kitchen yard, washing line and en-suite guest room / domestic quarters entrance.
Walk along the passage past the kitchen to a useful Study (which could be a small 4th bedroom or work-from-home) and down three steps (excellent for baby to discover step-climbing / descending skills) to find a separate guest cloakroom for visitors, with a funky toilet seat! Pass the linen cupboard to discover doors for two double bedrooms with good cupboard space, opposite which is a modern bathroom with a two-person shower and bath.
Walk further down the passage and you have arrived at the main bedroom. A gorgeous wooden laminate floor holds the main bedroom area with an en-suite bathroom (including shower and jetted bath) and a separate small walk-in closet. It also has French doors opening onto a delightful private breakfast patio, from where those who delight in outside showers can step along into an entrancing rustic garden boma shower, complete with changing room, for those who wish to have the feel of an 'Out of Africa' experience. A bay tree and a lemon tree thrive here, with other indigenous and scented plants and a swale.
Other features include wooden windows and doors on the northern side, trellidoors on the bedroom wing, lounge and dining room windows, ceiling fans in all bedrooms. Alarm system with CCTV cameras, with a separate gate alarm, double automated garaging with direct access to the home with plenty of off-street parking and close to all amenities.
This home is situated in Parkmore 'Estate' enclosure and is ideal for the buyer wanting to enjoy suburban living with easy access to top schools, shops and all amenities. Enjoy walks up to the newly renovated Benmore Shopping Centre or down to the Sandton Sports Club where there is the trendy 'Milk Bar' and sports facilities.
The Field and Study Centre is also a stone's throw away, where you can walk your dogs, enjoy horse riding and delight in refreshments at the River Cafe. There is also a popular Craft Market once a month.
Avoid the stress of traffic congestion and enjoy a lovely family neighbourhood in the heart of Sandton!