Completed Residence | House Combrinck.

December 7, 2023


32 Sagittarius Lane, Croydon Vineyard Estate.

Croydon Vineyard Estate, at the foot of the Helderberg mountains, offers residents the rare opportunity of a safe, luxury lifestyle, lived at a gentler, ‘village community’ pace, immersed in everyday farm activities, harvest experiences and the creation of award-winning wine in Cape vineyards that date back to the early 18th century. Each home speaks in its own way of the vernacular Cape Dutch Style favoured by the original settlers. It is a unique, privileged way of life, curated to suit the demands of those who appreciate the finer things in life.

No. 32 Sagittarius Lane has generous indoor/outdoor open-plan dimensions, along with high ceilings and big windows to flood the rooms with natural light. Although a new build, the house needed an imaginative and luxurious upgrade to take it from purely functional to absolutely fabulous, in order to enhance its resale value when put back on the market.

Aware of Italtile’s LiveGreen ethos and reputation for sustainably manufactured high-end tiles, Remax property agent Juan Combrinck, and buyer of No. 32 Sagittarius Lane, reached out to Italtile’s Residential Agent, Jade Bedford, for assistance with the choice of sustainable modern porcelain tiles to complete the contemporary farmhouse mood board. The kitchen, two main bathrooms, a guest loo and the outdoor areas needed Italtile attention. (These are all spaces that, when beautifully finished, are guaranteed to increase the resale value of a house.)

Jade selected Spazio White EcoTec to upgrade interior floors and Spazio Gris EcoTec in a slip-resistant format, for a sleek new exterior look. 600 x 1200 mm Spazio is a superb, large format matt porcelain tile with an authentic cement screed effect, created by local sustainability pioneers Gryphon.

Jade transformed the bathrooms and guest loo into modern, spa-style sanctuaries, creating textural layers: firstly, with flecks of sophisticated yet witty colour from 600 x 1200 mm Marbo Flakes, an eye-catching terrazzo-style polished porcelain tile, and then, with lush, lustrous Vogue Subways in dark blue Denim and soft, neutral Neutro. These highly unusual subway tiles are both real dazzlers when laid in a non-traditional, more playful herringbone pattern with contrasting grout.

Finally, to add a touch of luxe to an already well-appointed kitchen, Jade revamped the kitchen splashback with 600 x 1200 mm Statuario Valgi: a pale, almost translucent glazed porcelain tile, with delicate grey veining in the style of the most desirable and rare Carrara-style marble.

The house was bought to renovate and re-sell. After the Italtile upgrade, that took place between September and October 2023, the property was sold in 30 days ... proof positive that the timeless elegance and ‘good bones’ of Italtile’s high quality, beautifully designed, eco-chic porcelain tiles are a fine investment.  No 32 Sagittarius Lane is now a shining example of Croydon Vineyard Estate’s luxury, eco-chic living.

Italtile’s Residential Agents are professionals with interior design certification and a great deal of experience in the processes and planning involved in any home build or reno. They offer a free service to Italtile clients and their invaluable assistance includes: design, budget, delivering of samples, site visits and room renders (in fact, 3D bathroom renders are a speciality). Italtile’s Residential Agents all have extensive experience liaising with homeowners, contractors and realtors.

To find out more about how Italtile’s free Residential Agent Service can take the pain away from your next residential build or reno and add immeasurable value throughout the process, please contact us.

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