|As development in Umhlanga continues at a pace a new vision of exclusivity that blends modern architecture with the natural environment is being created on the ridge.|
To be called The Executive, the intention of the developers is to create a contemporary hilltop modern village that matches the terrain and blends with a conservation area that the developers will create.
“The Executive is intended as a magnificent exclusive development where the 180 degree view of the Indian Ocean from Ballito to the harbour mouth, is maximised while trees and landscaping provide privacy for each homeowner,” says Nico Van Rooyen of Global Property Investments.
There is no denying that the topography is steep. But it is by using the topography to build modern homes of two and three levels that blend with the terrain and are landscaped for privacy and effect that this vision comes together, says Keith Wakefield, CEO of Wakefields Estate Agents who are marketing The Executive.
Soon to be launched, The Executive will compete with other developments in the area to become the ultimate address in Durban. The first phase will comprise 56 freehold sites where purchasers can build two or three storey homes starting from about R8m.A later phase will bring on 44 upmarket sectional title units.
The developers of this secure gated estate have retained Gapp Architects.
The estate is borderd by Crawford School, Umhlanga Rocks Drive, park five of the La Lucia Ridge Office Estate, Timavo Drove and Ilala Ridge.
A portion of the estate forms part of a conservation area, which is protected under the conditions of the EIA that has been submitted. In turn the EIA is monitored by an Environmental Management plan.