Sleek and modern urban designer living getaway at the heart of Johannesburg

Sleek and modern urban designer living getaway at the heart of Johannesburg




May 2013

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg culture, or for a sanctuary from which to escape from it all, our house is the perfect contemporary “home away from home” for you.
Posted in a serene area atop the Melville Koppies, this double story self-catering house is an eclectic mix of historic architecture and sleek and modern designer interiors, boasting 3 double bedrooms, spacious and luxurious dining and lounge areas, LCD satellite-enabled televisions throughout, a private garden and outdoor entertainment area, 24-hour armed response and secure parking facilities.
Wanting to get out and dip your toes into the local pool of entertainment? Well, you needn’t go far, our house has the best of Melville’s buzzing nightlife and renowned cultural scene right on it’s doorstep, and is located within close proximity to all that the city has to offer.
So, what are you waiting for? If modern designer living at the heart of Johannesburg’s creative hub tickles your fancy, then book your stay at House of Melville right away!


More about us

  1. We’re two guys heading into the later part of our thirties. We are based in Johannesburg south africa where we work and live. One part of the duo works in the corporate financial world and the other dabbles in the field of creativity as a designer. The other side of our family are two barking furry friends, but they come without passports.
    The world is not enough; form urban city high life to secluded desert hide outs... we’d like to experience all of it. We’re interested in soaking up the environment we’re visiting, rather than passing through it as tourists.

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Where is it?


We are a stone's throw away from Wits University, The University of Johannesburg, Rosebank Mall, Sandton, Parkhurst, Greenside and Johannesburg CBD. Close by is Melville's uber-hip and cosmopolitan 7th Street. In the surrounding areas to Melville you will find The Milpark Hospital, The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Media Park and The Johannesburg Country Club is also located very nearby.
The Melville Area is a fabulously eclectic suburb. It has an abundance of interesting shops, characteristic architecture and friendly people. Melville offers a view of the artistic temperament of Johannesburg, a side not often seen by those restricted to the northern suburbs close to Sandton.
There is a great variety of fashion design shops / studios and unique destination boutiques, restaurants and music bars. 7th Street is a vibrant street lined with stores and restaurants. Melville has its very own Visitors Information Centre. A space for proudly South African art, literature, tours and tips for travellers.

Melville is one of the older suburbs of Johannesburg and is situated just a few kilometers to the northeast of the city centre. This is a suburb of old houses on narrow streets and dates back to the 1920s. Melville is next door to the Rand Afrikaans University, and houses many of the students from there. Melville is also close to the Emmarentia Dam and sailing club, and is only a few blocks from Wits University Campus.

Just to the North of Melville lies the 80 hectare Melville Koppies Nature Reserve. This nature reserve, unfenced in some parts, carries some 80% of flora species recorded in the Witwatersrand. Of these 30 species are edible, 112 used medicinally, 34 are used in ritual magic, 2 are sought-after perfumes and 8 are poisons. The nature reserve has an archaeological site dating back 100000 years. More than 150 species of birds have been identified here.

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