Durban – On top of the world – that’s how two Durban estate agents feel after clinching a sale of a penthouse in Durban’s Musgrave Road for R18 million.
The pair of Seeff agents made history fetching the highest priced sectional-title unit on Durban’s Berea.
Roger and Glynis Hoaten sold it to a Durban professional as one of his primary residences in the city.
Prior to this, R8m was the highest figure achieved by the Hoatens for a property in the same area.
According to the Hoatens, the Musgrave Road apartment complex is exceptionally attractive and quite unusual.
These are some of the features that make the penthouse stand out: The ability to drive directly into the apartment block; a Jan Blok-designed rooftop garden; travertine marble floors; 360º views of Durban; basement parking; a wine cellar; staff quarters; private lift with direct access into the flat.
The penthouse is 1 653 square metres; the unit itself is 735 square metres; the basement parking is 353 square metres; while the private garden and additional parking on the penthouse level make up the rest.
Inside this mansion in the sky is a formal lounge, dining room, family/TV lounge, home office, a guest bathroom, and four bedrooms all en-suite.
Adding visual appeal are the fully fitted Caesarstone counter-tops in the kitchen, which also boasts a separate scullery, while all three reception rooms offer travertine marble floor tiles. According to Roger Hoaten, the Berea is a premium destination for savvy buyers.
The suburb offers maximum convenience with easy access to schools, hospitals, shopping centres and major arterial roads.
Samuel Seeff, chairman of Seeff Properties, predicts many more big-ticket sales for Durban.