Construction on the mansion began in 2009 and was completed last year
Construction on the mansion began in 2009 and was completed last year

Price of ‘paradise’: R300m

Time of article published Aug 29, 2012

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Murray Williams


A CAMPS Bay mansion, described as the world’s most glamorous property, is for sale at R300 million, which will shatter Cape property records.

The 7 130m2 Enigma Mansion has “a serene paradise garden, many terraces, parks, waterways and ponds, massage temples, surrounded by beauty and seclusion”, say estate agents’ websites.

The house was built by Glo Projects for an offshore company that owns other high-end properties around the world.

Building began in 2009 and was completed late last year. The 1 586m2 house boasts four banquet-sized reception rooms, three ensuite bedrooms, a master suite and a vast array of facilities, including a massage room, a gym, a sauna, a 80m2 3D cinema, a refrigerator room, garaging for six vehicles and a pool.

All functions in the house are controlled by iPads and the sound and video system throughout is “unsurpassed in South Africa”.

The house features “total lavish decoration and luxury, no expense spared, extreme detail in craftsmanship, imported world-class finishes, the most luxurious draperies from Paris”.

Views are of the Atlantic Ocean, Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles to the west. There’s also a self-contained 250m2 garden cottage, with its own winter garden, a tea house and a hidden one-bedroomed staff cottage.

To rent the property, expect to part with R155 000 a day.

It is also available for film and photo shoots.

Basil Moraitis, the area manager for the Atlantic Seaboard area at Pam Golding Properties, said: “It is the brainchild of an international entrepreneur who had the foresight to assemble the sites in question over a period of [four] years, commencing in 2007 and culminating in November 2010… when PGP secured the last site, which was a critical component in maximising the panoramic views available to the mansion.”

The mansion was on prime land “which is exceptional and unique for the Atlantic Seaboard”.

“This large setting ensures maximum privacy for the mansion’s residents and allows the feeling of being secluded from the humdrum of the city and the suburb, yet being minutes from the city centre and cosmopolitan pavement cafés, restaurants and beaches of Camps Bay.”

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