Luxury can fit in a micro-mansion? On the money! say SA’s rich

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Luxury can fit in a micro-mansion? On the money! say SA’s rich

Property experts are seeing an uptick in the wealthy going for smaller, but still luxurious, living spaces

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A well-heeled Cape Town man bought an old house on a steep slope of a mountain, demolished it and built his dream micro-mansion.

He loves that his posh smaller home, with all its amenities, is low maintenance and a lock-up-and-go option during the Mother City’s harsh winters.

Wealthy homebuyers are abandoning their traditional larger-than-life mansions as they hanker after hassle-free living in smaller “micro-mansions” – a trend that is penetrating SA’s high-end property world...

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