Beautifully restored Maisonette in Morningside. Front Verandah with City views, and rear Open Courtyard. Original high pressed metal ceilings. Newly fitted kitchen and bathrooms. Lock up Garage. Very close to supermarkets, restaurants, Durban beaches
The house is one of the pair of two-storeyed Victorian style townhouses, was designed in 1906, the architect unknown. The land on which the house is constructed was bought from the owner Sir Liege Hulett by Mr. Bassa, a wealthy rice merchant. The Bassa family employed a cook and even a seamstress and entertained many travelers. One of these early visitors was the young lawyer, Mohandas Karamch...and Gandhi. Three generations of the Bassa Family lived in the house for sixty years until 1964 when the Group Areas Act forced the family to sell and move elsewhere.
In 1988 a conservation award was awarded by City of Durban for the restoration of this historic house.
The property has been recently renovated to combine simple elegance and a clean modern interior.
The building is noted for its finely detailed timber verandah, Pietermaritzburg tuck-pointed brickwork and hipped ventilated roof. An original garden wall completes the visual appeal of the building and improves its townscape value.
The house is filled with light and overlooks a private garden with glimpses of the city skyline beyond. At the back it opens onto a brick tiled courtyard that lets guests enjoy Durban's year-round fine weather.
The property is located in an established neighborhood in Morningside where one will discover leafy streets with fine homes, coffeehouses, shopping and excellent top-rated restaurants. It is located 30-45 minutes by car from King Shaka Airport, 10 minutes from the beachfront and 5 minutes from the Musgrave road and buzzing Florida road area with restaurants and active nightlife. One can take a stroll to the nearby world class Botanic Gardens, grocery stores, shopping and cafés.
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Typically available for a minimum of one month's stay.