Owning a home is everyone’s objecive as it gives one a sense of security. It just happens that Easy FM’s presenter Munene Nyaga is one happy fellow after completing his 4 year long project of building a house in Kitengela, a project he admits to have little faith in it in the beginning
According to Daily Nation, Munene Nyaga now has bragging rights after erecting the piece of art he now calls home, on a quaeter piece of land in which he received ridicule after acquiring. Speaking to Daily Nation he said “I had many options, including taking up a mortgage, but the cost of mortgage is unbelievably high. I could have bought a house, but none looked exactly like what I wanted”.
After coming up with th ehouse design on his own and waiting for years to have it completed, Munene who is allegedly single now has a prestigious mansion with 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 49 metre living room, a huge bar, a semi-circular observatory glass house, and an outdoor balcony. The residence also has an underground water tank that can hold 80,000 litres, and an overhead tank with a capacity of 6,000 litres.
Here are a few photos of the house courtesy of Daily Nation:
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2000 South Africa
Bedrooms: 5 Full Baths: 5 Partial Baths: 1 Property Type: Single Family Home
About This Property
Prince of position in one of the most secure complexes. A combination of modern contemporary architecture with an interior design that creates balance in harmony with a low maintenance Zen garden, patio and pool. 3 Reception rooms open to patio, 5 spacious bedrooms, double staff accommodation and double garage.
Gated Community Granite Countertops Security SystemSwimming Pool Hardwood Flooring Staff Quarters Terrace / Outdoor Space Outdoor Pool
About This Property
Sometimes there comes a home that is set apart. This majestic Louis Louw creation (±2000m² under roof)was designed to accommodate the most fastidious seller where perfection is a fact of life. From the moment you enter the portals of utter luxury, you will be transported to a rarified world of sophistication and class. A world where the magnificent garden integrates with the home at every turn. Nothing was spared in its making. This home boasts Uroka and cherrywood carpentry, stately lounge, dining room and family room. 2 Studies, fully fitted gym, wine cellar, gourmet kitchen with cold room. 5 Bedrooms en-suite, magnificent master suite with his and hers dressing rooms and bathrooms plus private lounge. 4 Bedroomed staff accommodation, garaging for 7 cars and state-of-the-art security.
- Granite Countertops
- Security System
- Swimming Pool
- Staff Quarters
- Steam Room
- Terrace / Outdoor Space
- Wine Cellar / Grotto
- 5 + Car Garage
Welcome to Sandton, the plushest area on the continent where high walls, flash cars and hired help are representations of the owners’ opulencejaclyn skurie
Sandton is Africa’s hottest millionaire playground, boasting more high net worth individuals than anywhere else on the continent.
London-based financial research firm WealthInsight revealed this month that Joburg is home to 23 400 dollar millionaires.
Of these, 1 900 have risen to millionaire status over the past year alone, and 15 300 have chosen to live in Sandton.
Dollar millionaires are those individuals with business interests, investable assets and liquid assets worth $1 million (R9.6 million) or more, excluding the value of their main home.
The African city with the second most dollar millionaires is Cairo, with 20 800 by the end of last year. The Egyptian capital was followed by Lagos, Nigeria, with 18 000.
Cape Town ranks second in South Africa, with 9 000 dollar millionaires.
WealthInsight analyst Andrew Amoils said: “The most interesting statistics were in Sandton. Sandton experienced far stronger growth than the rest of the country, with millionaire numbers in the area rising by 18% during the past year.”
Joburg is also home to 285 multimillionaires, who are defined as having net assets worth more than $30 million.
According to Amoils, this ranks “well above the likes of Cairo (145), Cape Town (110) and Lagos (123)”.
South Africa’s four billionaires are Nicholas Oppenheimer and family, Johann Rupert, Patrice Motsepe and Christo Wiese.
The results of Census 2011 revealed that 3 678 households in the Sandton area enjoy an income of more than R2.4 million a year.
Sandhurst, arguably Sandton’s poshest suburb, is home to 120 of those high-income earners.
Driving down the quiet streets of that suburb, one finds few signs of life.
An occasional SUV – the standard Porsche or Mercedes Benz – rolls by, bouncing over speed bumps.
The greatest insight you can get into the characters of those who live beyond the walls comes from the ornamentation on their iron gates. One is adorned with bronze sculptures of cow heads, while a stone mermaid sits outside another.
It is difficult to differentiate between what is a house and what is a consulate or hotel here.
These estates have fancy names like Siena, Tchissola House and Cleveland Lodge, and their hedges are neatly trimmed into triangles and circles.
When international celebrities visit Joburg, they often stay in Sandhurst. Charlize Theron and Oprah Winfrey regularly stay at The Saxon boutique hotel, which is owned by London-based billionaire Douw Steyn.
Earlier this month, it was rumoured that Canadian teen pop sensation Justin Bieber stayed at The Saxon during the Joburg leg of his South African tour.
Most homes, and even some streets, are watched over by guards in huts outside. Everything from the landscaped pavements to the perimeter walls are detailed.
Everything is attractive and elaborate.
A myriad construction sites tells outsiders that the neighbourhood is flush with cash.
According to its website, Sotheby’s Realty has 10 homes listed for sale in Sandhurst. Asking prices range from R7.95 million to R47 million.
The latter boasts four bedrooms, four garages, two “cloakrooms”, eight reception areas, a plunge pool, a sauna and a steam room.
The few people who are on the suburb’s neatly paved, pothole-free streets are not keen to talk to journalists.
These are security guards, domestic workers and groundskeepers, all of whom say they don’t want to talk about the wealth that surrounds them for fear of losing their jobs.
Johan Roos is overseeing the construction of a 3 000m² home in Sandhurst for a private owner.
He says the three-storey house will have a bowling alley “for relaxing”, a tennis court, and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
The construction will take about two years to complete and is one of the biggest projects he has ever worked on.
Roos says many of his clients want their homes to look like “overseas houses”, or those with a more contemporary style.
When City Press arrived at his construction site, workers were busy building “standard” 6m-high perimeter walls.
“They like their privacy,” Roos said of his clients.
He isn’t surprised by the amount of money people have in the area. Most of his work has been in Sandhurst and Houghton Estate, another suburb in northern Joburg where 141 households earn more than R2.4 million a year.
“I like my job and I like my clients. But for me personally, this house is too big. I like my farm lifestyle,” says Roos.
Bryanston in Sandton, northern Joburg, is one of the wealthiest suburbs in Africa’s wealthiest city. It is estimated that Joburg is home to 23 400 dollar millionaires || Photos: Sotheby’s realty
The bar (and the view of the Sandton skyline from it) at a Bryanston mansion, which is on the market for R55 million
Land area: 10,521m², Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 2, Staff Quarters: 4, Garages: 4, Borehole, Cottage
Upmarket Home with stunning views
. 2.6 acres
. Entrance Hall & Guest Toilet
. Open plan Formal Lounge to Dining Room and study
. Modern Granite kitchen, built-in hob & double ovens
. Sun lounge opening to decked veranda, Jacuzzi and bar
overlooking swimming pool
. Main bedroom - spacious, lounge area, study, en suite
Walk-in His & Her dressing room, fully equipped gymnasium and study area
. 3 further spacious bedrooms, 2 opening to enclosed veranda
. Modern family bathroom - bath, shower, basin, toilet
. 2 x guest cottage with en suite bathroom and lounge
. 2 x Boreholes
. 4 x staff rooms, toilets and showers
. 3 x Entrance gates