Kenilworth Cottage to Rent - Open Plan Living Details ♡

 
 
 UPDATE : COTTAGE NOW AVAILABLE TO RENT!
  Please email melindaza@yahoo.com for more information.
 
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Here are my pics of the different zones within the open plan living area of my cottage.
 
Looking from the kitchen area towards the living area and flow to patio garden you can see the high ceilings and cute triangle window detail.  Quite a change from the "blank canvas" pics I posted a few weeks back isn't it? 


 
  

 
 All of my pics are just happy snaps with an iphone, but some definitely look better than others ;-)
 
This is the view from the entrance ie walking into the cottage this is what you see: 
 
 
 

 
 
Seating to the front (of the kitchenette) and left with dining to the right.  Some pics show the height of the ciling, the others the size / width of the space.

Detail on the seating to the left:
 

 

 Some lovely morning light coming in with this pic.

This is the little "bistro" dining area on the other side:
 
 

 
 

 
Spot the (minor) differences.

For more details on this listing, click on this link: 

 https://www.property24.com/for-sale/kenilworth/cape-town/western-cape/8669/109924686

 I am also available for Home Staging Consults.   

I am happy to do virtual (or in-person visits in the Cape Town area).  You don't need to be moving or selling to refresh and revitalise how your home looks and feels.  Minimal cost is required as for the most part using what you have to best advantage is all that is required!

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Cottage for Sale - Garden Details ♡

My darling one bedroom garden apartment is on the market!

It is very conveniently situation in Kenilworth, Cape Town.

These are my photographs of the home - spot the difference to those taken by the realtors (or estate agents).  Firstly and most obviously, neither agent showed that you have a view of Table Mountain every time you enter through the front gate into the patio garden of the home:

 


  

None of the other units have this view either ;-) 

 

Even on a cloudy day, you can get a glimpse of Devils Peak:

 

The view from the inside to the side is a bit stark as new plantings have just gone in.  An indigenous mix of succulents in different colours and textures for a low maintenance and drought friendly set-up.

For comparison, these are the garden pics from Agent A and Agent B:


Small, but significant differences I think!

For more details on this listing, click on this link: 

 https://www.property24.com/for-sale/kenilworth/cape-town/western-cape/8669/109924686

 I am also available for Home Staging Consults.   

I am happy to do virtual (or in-person visits in the Cape Town area).  You don't need to be moving or selling to refresh and revitalise how your home looks and feels.  Minimal cost is required as for the most part using what you have to best advantage is all that is required!

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Henry Cavill ♡X♡X

  

Hi Henry!

Awesome to see Henry post ahead of his birthday and in advance of the Durrell Challenge. 

Watch his latest instagram post here:

https://www.instagram.com/henrycavill/

 

Whilst I admit to being a long standing fan (and for this reason Henry features amongst many of my pinterest boards) of Henry as an actor I feel that the way he comes across in interviews and in less guarded moments with his fans is by far the most appealling thing about him.

Lockdown has proven to me how important the arts are, and watching Henry in great shows and movies like The Witcher, Enola Holmes, The Tudors and The Man From Uncle has been great entertainment and an awesome distraction.

I wish this talented, kind, generous and gorgeous man nothing but the best in his personal and professional life!

May he and the many other artists who have been working so hard during lockdown receive the space, support and respect they deserve.

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Hope that we see Henry in many more projects on our screens soon.  And if he wants to get away from it all - maybe even visiting beautiful Cape Town and on safari in South Africa sometime ;-)

 

 

Tips for selling your home ♡

 

My cute one bedroom garden cottage in Cape Town has finally listed!

Above are the pictures heading up the marketing by the two estate agents I have given the mandate to sell my apartment.  Which do you prefer or think is the more engaging?

 I plan to do a post comparing my pics to theirs as I believe the different ways we "see" a property are quite interesting.  As a buyer I know I like to see more than just a glamourised version of a property too.

Using the second listing pics, here are my tips for selling your home:

Tip 1:  Use 2 Agents

Although the internet encourages most buyers to look at Aggregate sites, having 2 agents gives you 2 perspectives and 2 different sets of potential leads if you select complimentary agents.  

  

Tip 2:  Have photographs taken at different times of day


These pics were taken in the morning, those from my previous post in the afternoon.  
Both show how light and bright my apartment is, but buyers seeing both listings will get a realistic impression of how the property feels to live in. 

 
 
Tip 3: Set the scene for prospective buyers

 

If your property is unoccupied or unfurnished, seriously consider bringing some items of furniture in to stage the space.  Not only does it give character to the listing and makes it more distinctive / memorable but it makes it easier for viewers to see the lifestyle the home affords. 

 
Tip 4: Have a cohesive vision for the presenting the property

Pare down or rearrange your home decor to present a cohesive look.  This doesn't mean rooms need to be decorated exactly the same, just that the general atmosphere should be consistent and appeal to the same type of buyer.  The use of colour, pattern and style needs to be complimentary and flow from one space into another.

I'm targetting first time buyers, young professionals or down-sizers looking for a lock-up and go so wanting to depict a fairly neutral but contemporary feel.  A mix of traditional but clean lines and fresh colours give a modern and broad appeal.

Here the bedroom is very simply depicted with monochrome items but with a bit of greenery which ties in to the fresh bathroom and more colourfully styled kitchen and open plan living area.


Tip 5:  Curb appeal counts

 

My particular unit only has one neighbour to the side and looks and feels like a stand-alone cottage as you don't have to walk past anyone else to get from your secure parking to the garden gate right next to your parking.

Sometimes there are limits to what you can influence.  My Mews apartment is the corner unitof an unassuming small security block of flats.  So from outside on the road this is all you see:

Similarly with complex living there are limits to how much planting, screening and privacy you can create within a small patio apartment.  So the best option is to present a neat and tidy green spot so that buyers can imagine having their coffee outside!


 

Tip 6:  Embrace Technology


 Use all the tools available to present your home, particularly during Covid where showing are somewhat difficult.  This agent has invested in 3D technology which allows prospective buyers to do detailed virtual tours, measure spaces and explore the floorplan of the apartment from the comfort of their home.

 I hope that you found these tips useful, with these examples from my current home which is on the market.   It's an ideal investment property, starter home, young professional pad or lock-up and go for a retiree.  Please contact me if you'd like more information. 

For more details on this listing, click on this link: 

https://www.property24.com/for-sale/kenilworth/cape-town/western-cape/8669/109924686

 I am also available for Home Staging Consults.   

I am happy to do virtual (or in-person visits in the Cape Town area).  You don't need to be moving or selling to refresh and revitalise how your home looks and feels.  Minimal cost is required as for the most part using what you have to best advantage is all that is required!

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