Buyers snap up plots in new Durbanville lifestyle estate

Buyers snapped up more than 150 plots worth over R300 million in the prestigious Clara Anna Fontein lifestyle estate in Durbanville at a VIP pre-launch function recently.

Artist’s impression of the gatehouse at Clara Anna Fontein, a new development in Durbanville.

Having paid a R5 000 deposit, hundreds of would-be buyers crowded into a marquee on the 127ha estate, which forms part of the Uitkamp farm on the hills of Durbanville, to wait for the sales process to begin.

Uitkamp is on Vissershok Road, next to Aurora and directly opposite d’Urbanvale. Clara Anna Fontein, its manor house with conference facilities and game area are well known and form part of Uitkamp. The farm consist of two areas: Portion 19 against the hill, which is a successful conservation and game area; and portion 18 lower down where residential development has been approved.

Colin Green, a director of Rabie Property Group, which is undertaking the development in a joint venture with landowners, the AFM Louw Family Trust, says that pre-sale demand for plots had been so overwhelming that the developers had devised a process to give buyers a fair and equal opportunity of getting a plot of their choice.

All would-be buyers were issued with a unique number when they registered and a ball with the same number was then placed into a tumbling barrel.

Master of ceremonies Nico Panagio drew the numbers from the barrel over the course of the afternoon and evening, and buyers could then choose and sign for a plot once their number was drawn.

The completed development, which borders a private game reserve, will comprise 344 single residential stands, 126 group housing stands, 176 retirement opportunities and a private school.

It will also include a number of recreational and sports facilities such as a gym, a lap pool, tennis courts and a squash court as well as various entertainment venues in revamped buildings for parties and functions.

Green says the original 18th century manor house on the estate will be restored and re-invented to provide a modern luxury lifestyle centre where residents will be able to enjoy a meal or meet friends for a drink.

Only 240 of the single residential stands are for sale at this stage. Sizes vary from 580 m² to 3 000 m² with an average size of around 1 100 m², and prices range from R1.15m to R3.5m including VAT.

Green says most of these stands are north-facing and are all suited to executive-size luxury homes.

“Architectural guidelines will be provided to ensure an uncompromising and upmarket standard of design throughout. The end result will be an eclectic mix of styles from traditional to clean and contemporary builds incorporating glass, timber, steel and stone finishes.

“The high security estate will have fibre to the homes and include CCTV cameras on the perimeter and throughout, biometric access control, electric fencing and anti-dig barriers as well as 24 hour manned security,” says Green.

The first transfers are scheduled to take place in May and June 2016.

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