The architect based his design on Châteaux Pichon-Longueville in the Bordeaux region. It is situated on 10 000 square metres of splendid gardens in the one and only Mooikloof Equestrian Estate in the Eastern suburbs of Pretoria.
This imposing romantic award winning architect designed French Châteaux by Enrico Daffonchio, stands out like a fairy tale castle, named by everybody as the Cinderella Castle. The architect based his design on Châteaux Pichon-Longueville in the Bordeaux region. It is situated on 10 000 square metres of splendid gardens in the one and only Mooikloof Equestrian Estate in the Eastern suburbs of Pretoria. In its grandeur and stature this remarkably French villa tells a tale of the original French history. Words cannot capture it’s true charm and grace. Entering through the impressive metal gate guarded by massive Pin Oak trees you are immediately overwhelmed by the towers and Juliette balconies presenting a replica of the true 17th century French architecture and ambience. Making for a grand entrance is the sweeping marble staircase that takes your breath away and what follows is special and extra-ordinary in every way…..a home from a storybook. Only the best craftmanship and the finest materials have been used throughout this extra-ordinary home – chandeliers, marble floors, handcrafted new American Oak woodwork and much more. The kitchen is the heart of the house with the classic restored gas converted 4 oven AGA-stove and a huge island where the whole family can cook and enjoy their meals right there in the kitchen at the homely Oak table with a view over the beautiful garden.
The house offers:
Fully established picturesque garden. The garden consist of a huge flat lavish green lawn right in front of the house with the rest of the garden divided in formal sections, rounded off by hedges; further an extensive rose garden, fruit trees and vegetable garden, approximately 80 Pin Oak trees lining the border walls and an additional 20 Cork Oaks. The garden is fully irrigated, including the road reserve.
If you have ever dreamt of living in a Cinderella Castle but with the latest 20th century luxuries……this is your dream come true!