UK ‘Love Island’ villa in South Africa goes on sale for a cool R105m


Cape City’s beautiful surroundings and world-class actual property have for years acted as backdrops for a lot of worldwide movies, excessive vogue photoshoots and actuality TV exhibits.
Since then, demand for proudly owning these properties have grown. One such property that’s presently in the marketplace, is the UK’s much-adored Love Island villa, perched on the high of a hill within the leafy suburb of Constantia.
The ‘Love Island‘ villa in SA
At 14 500sq ft, the villa comes full with a pool and four-person scorching tub, to not point out killer views, as reported by Property24.  
The present Italian homeowners enlisted distinguished Cape City-based architect, Jon Jacobson of Metropolis Design, to remodel it into a beautiful and glamourous sprawling mansion. Constantia is one in all Cape City and South Africa’s costlier suburbs and is a well-liked neighbourhood for celebrities, politicians and royals who’ve previously rented vacation houses or owned property right here.
Picture: the most well-known should be Earl Spencer’s house which is located simply down the highway from the Love Island villa. That is the place his sister Princess Diana used to go to typically, and which offered in 2020 for over R53 million.
The Love Island villa is listed for R105m and kinds a part of the just lately launched, Wonderful Areas Way of life Investments portfolio.
Co-founder, Julia Finnis-Bedford has specialised in movie location houses for over 20 years and has a eager eye for what makes a property wonderful pairing up among the world’s high movie administrators and photographers with houses that match.
The worth of status
“All all over the world, actual property, beforehand owned or let by celebrities, royals, politicians, or trade moguls, are sometimes costlier per sq. foot on account of luxe interiors and a spotlight to the element you’ll typically discover inside them. Simply the mere truth they’re owned by any person well-known, can have an affect on the worth,” says Finnis-Bedford
“Nevertheless, whereas the status of proudly owning such a house might even see some traders spending extra on it, there’s additionally an opportunity that you just’ll be capable of get a superb deal, relying on market worth. Famously owned houses have additionally been identified to affect the costs of neighbouring houses and in Hollywood, this has for a very long time been a method for traders seeking to hire out or flip houses which are subsequent door to one in all these well-known houses.”
The Love Island villa has not solely been the hero home for the hit actuality tv sequence however Miley Cyrus was filmed within the house for an episode of Black Mirror. Different movies to make use of this unbelievable house embody the Netflix TV sequence Kissing Sales space, Resident Evil and Origin.

Attempting to establish precisely the place the Miley #BlackMirror episode was filmed within the larger Cape City space. Based mostly on the mountains within the background, it seems to be just like the fan’s home is in Brackenfell and Miley’s home is in Constantia.— Rossouw Nel (@rossouwn) June 5, 2019
Artwork and structure
Finnis-Bedford says investing in designer and well-known actual property may be very very like investing in uncommon paintings.
“The 2 share a deep connection in that they’re united by design, their designers, and their particular person meanings. Simply as artists form an object to visually categorical a posh set of concepts, which the viewers interprets, an architect creates areas which are vital past their performance.
“Historic and architecturally vital houses, subsequently, appeal to extra than simply your actual property market, additionally they pique the curiosity of the design crowd. A lot of these traders fastidiously contemplate the architect, the houses heritage, the importance of its location, the shortage of the architectural options current, and any uncommon supplies utilized in its development. The sorts of properties are definitely not common and can maintain and enhance their worth as time goes on.   
Picture: post-pandemic property tendencies
“There’s a rising development for properties that may enhance high quality of life. Consumers are in search of high-end designs with open areas that convey the outside in, customized kitchens match for a queen with top-of-the-line home equipment, large floor-to-ceiling home windows that look out on wonderful views, and sensible expertise,” provides Finnis-Bedford.

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