Woodstock has a wow factor

One of Cape Town’s oldest suburbs, Woodstock, is set on the slopes of Devils Peak and enjoys views out to the harbour. Located within the City Bowl area, Woodstock also enjoys easy access to the Cape Town CBD.

Typical of Cape Town suburbs, Woodstock is divided into two by its Main Road. Upper Woodstock has larger, restored Victorian semi-detached homes, while Woodstock proper, came through the times of the Group Areas Act as a mixed-race suburb associated with crime, litter and dilapidated drug houses.

“However,” says Graham Alexander, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Alliance, “this image has drastically changed as urban renewal projects have gotten underway. Now there are a number of warehouses and Victorian cottages that have been converted into trendy spaces to encourage commercial investors and tenants. Young professionals are snapping up Victorian semis and taking advantage of these still affordable homes.”

Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, says that since the Woodstock Improvement District (WID) received Cape Town City Council approval in July 2005, the positive results are becoming more and more apparent in the demand for property in the area. “Woodstock is rapidly regaining its rightful place as a desirable place to live, work and play,” he says. He cites examples of trendy new office, apartments and hotel developments such as The Boulevard Office Park, The Old Biscuit Mill, Buchanan Square, Durham Square and Upper East Side apartments and hotel.

RE/MAX Alliance currently has a unique Woodstock property on its books selling for R5,5-million. The home, which was originally built in 1904, is set on a stand measuring 800m2 with the space under roof approximately 300m2.

Alexander says that this home was derelict for many years until the developer upgraded it with beautiful finishes.

The kitchen, with its top-brand fittings flows to the open plan living space. Aside from lovely views of Table Mountain, this home boasts five en-suite bedrooms, parking for six cars and a swimming pool off the verandah. The driving time to Adderley Street in the CBD from the onramp at the top of Roodebloem Road is five minutes.

“Located in busy Roodebloem Road, which is a highly desirable address, the property lends itself to a corporate head office as the whole street is a mix of businesses, restaurants and renovated cottages. It is perfect for companies engaged in creative work such as advertising, film production or the fashion industry. Alternatively, the property is a gracious home which anyone would be proud to own,” Alexander concludes.

For more information contact RE/MAX Alliance on 021 44 88 511; Rob Anderson on 082 709 5439 (residential); Wesley Gounder 083 729 6281 (commercial).

Article by: www.remax.co.za