Phase 2 of Durbanville estate to be released
Clara Anna Fontein Estate plots start at R1.5m
WITH R500 million in sales already in the bag and only 11 plots remaining to be sold in the first phase of the prestigious Clara Anna Fontein Estate in Durbanville, phase two is set to be released to the market.
Colin Green, a director of Rabie Property Group, which is undertaking the development in a joint venture with landowners, the AFM Louw Family Trust, said more than 95 percent of the 259 single- residential erven in phase one had been sold and the 85 plots in phase two would be released shortly.
Plots vary in size from 830m² to 2 600m² with an average size of around 1 200m² and are priced between R1.5m and R4.2m, including VAT.
He said these stands, most of which enjoy spectacular northfacing views, are all suited to executive-size luxury homes.
“Architectural guidelines will ensure an uncompromising 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,” said Green.
The completed Clara Anna Fontein development, which will cover 127 hectares and which borders a private game reserve, will consist of 344 single residential stands, 126 group housing stands, 176 retirement opportunities and a Reddam private school.
In addition it will have a number of recreational and sports facilities including 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 said the original 18th century manor house on the estate will be fully restored and reinvented to provide a modern luxury lifestyle centre where residents will be able to enjoy meals or meet friends for drinks.
The high-security estate will have fibre to the home 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.
Green said the civils contract had been awarded to Power Construction and work was expected to start shortly. First transfers are scheduled for September and phase two in 2017.
The launch of phase two follows the recent ruling by the Constitutional Court in favour of the developer on the basis that the application for leave to appeal by the Durbanville Community Forum (DCF), which has opposed the development in court for many years, “had no prospect of success”.
Francois Louw of Louw & Coetzee Attorneys said the ruling effectively ended the DCF’s opposition against the environmental authorisation issued by the provincial minister of local government, environmental affairs and development planning in 2013.
“In spite of losing various objections, appeals and court cases and having legal costs awarded against them on a number of occasions, the DCF continued on a path of litigation. The DCF has now lost in the Cape High Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein as well as in the Constitutional Court, paving the way for the development to proceed as planned,” said Louw.
For details, call Johan de Bruyn on 082 881 2011.
WINNING TEAM: Colin Green and Mariska Auret of the Rabie Property Group, with Berti Louw of AFM Family Trust and Alwyn Laubscher of Alwyn Laubscher & Associates, in front of the manor house at Clara Anna Fontein.