Tag Archives: Voëlklip

This year’s hottest home

9 Sep

Author: Biénne Huisman

Publications:  City Press

Date Publiched: 9 September 2013

Architects and designers toast house of the year

South Africa’s house of the year boasts braais on two levels, a pizza oven next to a swimming pool and sweeping views of Cape Town.

A five-bedroom mansion on the slopes of Table Mountain beat 10 other finalists to clinch top honours in a national luxury-housing competition this week.

The country’s top address in Cape Town’s Higgovale is home to structural engineer Craig Sutherland, his wife, Colleen, their teenagers, Keegan, Adrienne and Casey, and their two dogs, Stitch and Mia.

“The stoep is my favourite. It’s lovely in summer with views up to the sea,” said Colleen.

“I have loads of entertainment options, which is just great,” added Craig.

The country’s foremost architects and home designers toasted the pair’s home at a function in Cape Town on Wednesday.

The winning property was voted for by readers of House and Leisure magazine, with about 20 000 votes cast in an online poll.

Commenting on the winning house, editor Naomi Larkin said: “It is a proper family home and yet it is extremely sophisticated.”

The Sutherlands bought the property 11 years ago and had major renovations done last year.

The air at the party was thick with intrigue as one of the competition’s top contenders was the Hermanus beach house built by Herman Pretorius, the alleged pyramid scheme fraudster who shot himself and a business partner in Cape Town last June.

The controversial sea-facing Voëlklip villa was featured on the cover of House and Leisure’s “luxury issue” in August 2012, which apparently went to print before Pretorius died.

It was alleged in court papers that the sprawling three-bedroom house was built with investors’ money.

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Wenner lê knus teen die berg

8 Sep

Author: Biénne Huisman

Publications:  Rapport

Date Publiched: 20 Augustus 2013

Suid-Afrika se huis van die jaar lê knus teen die hang van Tafelberg in die rykmansbuurt Higgovale.

Hier woon die ingenieur Craig Sutherland, sy vrou, Colleen, hul tieners Keegan, Adrienne en ­Ca­sey, en die twee honde, Stitch en Mia.

Daar is ’n braaiplek op twee vlakke, ’n pizza-oond reg langs die swembad en ’n asemrowende uitsig oor Kaapstad.

Die luukse vyfslaapkamer-woning het die afgelope week tien finaliste geklop in ’n nasionale kompetisie waarin lesers van die tydskrif Home and Lei­sure aanlyn kon stem vir hul guns­teling.

Sowat 20 000 mense het aan die kompetisie deelgeneem.

Volgens Colleen is die stoep haar spesiale plek. “Dit is heerlik om in die somer daar tyd deur te bring terwyl jy oor die see uitkyk.” Vir Craig is al die onthaalkeuses ’n groot pluspunt.

Naomi Larkin, redakteur van Home and Leisure, sê hoewel dit ’n regte gesinswoning is, is dit baie gesofistikeerd.

Die Sutherland-gesin het die huis 11 jaar gelede gekoop en verlede jaar verbou.

Van die ander huise wat ook om dié gesogte titel meegeding het, was die Hermanus-strandhuis wat deur Herman Pretorius gebou is. Hy is van ’n piramide-skema aangekla en het hom en sy vennoot in Junie verlede jaar om die lewe gebring.

Dié huis met sy see-aansig in Voëlklip het volgens die argitek Stefan Antoni “’n gevoel van vrede, baie ruimte en is gevul met sonlig”.

Die eiendom het verlede jaar die Suid-Afrikaanse Instituut vir Argitekte se toekenning vir uitnemendheid gewen. Dit is in April vir R16,5 miljoen op ’n veiling verkoop.

Die binnenshuise versierder Astrid van der Heim se huis in Killarney, die argitekte Xavier en Carine Huyberechts se huis in Houghton en Kobus Nieuwoudt s’n in Nature’s Valley was ook onder die finaliste.

Apartment linked to Herman Pretorius on auction

25 Jun

Author: Julius Cobbett

Publications: MoneyWeb

Date Published: 25 June 2013

Movables included in the sale are a patio couch set, a Bosch dishwasher and an LG Exresscool fridge.

A luxury Claremont apartment which forms part of the assets of a company in liquidation and of which the late Herman Pretorius was a director, will be presented for public auction on-site by the ClareMart Auction Group on Wednesday, July 10.

“Our Group received joint instruction from the liquidators of RZT Zelpy 4005 (Pty) LTD  to proceed to auction with this premier southern suburb apartment and we are certain that this auction will achieve similar interest as our successful sale of Pretorius’ sea front home at Voelklip. The Claremont apartment will be sold together with all of its luxurious and décor appointed contents” says Executive Director, Andrew Koch.

Pretorius was known for his involvement in ……..

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Hermanus ‘Ponzi property’ goes for R16.5m at auction

15 Apr

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The courtyard of the Hermanus property.

The courtyard of the Hermanus property.

Publications: iOL

Date Published: 15 April 2013

A motley group of high-rollers and curious onlookers gathered yesterday to watch – and bid – as the luxurious Hermanus holiday home of a man suspected of running a huge Ponzi scheme was auctioned off as part of efforts to recoup a fraction of the money owed to investors.

ClareMart Auction Group’s executive director, Andrew Koch, egged on prospective buyers before the liquidation auction for the seaside holiday mansion belonging to the late Herman Pretorius.

The Cape Town businessman shot dead his former business partner, Julian Williams, and then turned the gun on himself in a Foreshore office block in July last year, after which his billion-rand business empire came tumbling down.

The Cape High Court had recently found that evidence …..

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Pretorius-spoghuis haal R16,5 miljoen

12 Apr

Author: Marelize Barnard

Publications:  Die Burger

Date Publiched: 12 April 2013

HERMANUS. – Die beleggingswendelaar Herman Pretorius se spog-vakansiehuis in Voëlklip, Hermanus is Vrydag op ‘n veiling vir R16.5 miljoen aan ‘n onbekende bieër verkoop.

Nagenoeg 200 belangstellendes het Vrydagoggend by die seefrontwoning in 10de Straat saamgedrom. Ofskoon heelwat van die mense bloot nuuskieriges was, het 35 vooraf geregistreer om te bie om die kans aan te gryp vir ‘n moontlike winskopie.

Enkele van die teenwoordiges was beleggers wat vroeër deur Pretorius ingeloop is. Hulle het kom kyk of daar enige van hul verlore …..

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Goeie prys’ vir Pretorius-huis

12 Apr

Author: Marelize Barnard

Publications:  Die Burger

Date Publiched: 12 April 2013

HERMANUS. – Wyle Herman Pretorius se luukse vakansiehuis hier in Voëlklip is gister teen ’n “goeie prys” opgeveil.

Neels Erasmus, die man wat bereid was om te bie tot ’n prys van R16,5miljoen, het sy wenkbroue gelig en geknik toe die bod toegestaan word.

Van die inhoud van die huis is deel van die kopie.

Erasmus wou nie met die media praat nie.

Die afslaer, Jonathan Smiedt, uitvoerende hoof van ClareMart, het gesê dit is ’n “lieflike huis” wat teen ’n goeie prys opgeveil is. “Hier gaan dit oor waar die huis geleë is.”

Die dag se gebeure het teen 11:30 in ’n besige gegons ontaard toe al hoe meer mense begin opdaag het by die vakansiehuis wat eens deel ……

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Huis van R40m. word nou verkoop

20 Dec

Author: Marelize Barnard

Publications:  Die Burger

Date Publiched: 20 December 2012

KAAPSTAD. – Die ultraluukse vakansiehuis wat wyle Herman Preto­rius vir sy gesin in Voëlklip op Hermanus ingerig het, gaan verkoop word.

Rynette Pieters, een van die voorlopige kurators van Preto­rius se Relative Value Arbitrage Fund Trust (RVAF), het in ’n omsendbrief aan beleggers gesê die vakansiehuis op Hermanus is die eiendom van Hentiq 1803, een van Pretorius se maatskappye.

Die kurators se ondersoek na Pretorius se geldsake het getoon dié maatskappye skuld minstens R7,186miljoen aan die insolvente boedel van Pretorius se Seca Trust. Hy het verskeie trusts en maatskappye bedryf en geld is ………..

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