Seeff Properties recently listed its most expensive home on the market this summer.
The luxury villa is located high up in Clifton in Nettleton Road, the most expensive street in the country with an average selling price of R150 million to R200 million, said Jo Lombard, luxury market specialist with Seeff Atlantic Seaboard.
The home is built on a 1,481 sqm plot, one of the widest plots in the road and was designed by Peerutin Architects.
It features six en-suite bedrooms, open-plan living and dining areas, a media room, gym, wine cellar, garaging for six cars and an expansive outside entertainment area with an infinity pool and one of the best views that Cape Town has to offer.
Although marketed as “price on application” (POA), Lombard said the seller is looking for around R200 million, but whether this can be achieved in the current market remains to be seen.
If R200 million is achieved, it would be the most expensive house ever sold in Clifton.
The depreciation of the rand, coupled with about a 20% decline in property prices since last year, has encouraged bargain hunting from foreign investors, he said.
On the flip side, restrictions on international travel due to Covid-19 has resulted in many foreign investors not being able to view the properties they have enquired on.
As such, despite the increase in interest, sales volumes and sales prices in the luxury market has reduced considerably compared to last year. Buyers, now more than ever, are looking for a value proposition.
The busiest price bands in the luxury areas are Fresnaye and Bantry Bay for houses below R10 million.
Clifton has been quiet with only about three sales this year, but it is a very exclusive market and you only ever see just over a handful of sales annually, he said. Luxury apartments with views continue to be popular.