R4,5m price tag for Pistorius 'crime scene'

Louwtjie Louwrens bought the athlete's Silverwoods Estate home for R4.5 million.

FILE: An overhead view of Silver Woods Estate in Pretoria. Picture: Carte Blanche.

PRETORIA - Oscar Pistorius's luxury Silverwoods Estate home has reportedly been bought by a Johannesburg businessman who intends to retire there.

The home, which is situated in Pretoria East, is the same home in which the 'blade runner' shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.

The double amputee says he shot the model by accident, while the state maintains it was a case of premeditated murder.

Closing arguments in the athlete's murder trial have been set down for two days next week.

Mining consultant Louwtjie Louwrens bought the house for R4.5 million - R500,000 less than Pistorius said it was worth in his bail application a year ago.

While You magazine reported that Louwrens intended renting out the property, the Times reports that the family man plans to retire to the home within two years.

He says it is a safe area and everyone he has dealt with has been professional.

Louwrens added that the house needed some attention due to water damage and the fact that it has stood vacant for more than a year.

Pistorius announced his intention to sell the house during his trial, citing mounting legal fees as the reason.