Going green in new estate development
Green building methods attract buyers at new residential development, Le Jardin at Avianto Estate, writes Suzanne Frost
BUILDING green is proving to be a key benefit for home buyers at the new 21ha residential development, “Le Jardin” at Avianto Estate in Gauteng’s West Rand — located just outside the tranquil country village of Muldersdrift, about half an hour from either Sandton or Pretoria. It’s also just 20km from Lanseria Airport.
Marketed by Pam Golding Properties and launched in February, almost 50% of the 46 stands in phase one have already been sold in the first two months, at prices ranging from R780 000 for 800m² to 1 000m² plots up to R1,3m for 1 600m² river-front stands.
By blending the European-influenced architecture of Avianto with responsible environmental design and best green building principles within a Highveld country ambience, Avianto is creating an exciting and unique property investment opportunity. The planning of the integrated estate revolves around creating a perfectly enjoyable and secure family lifestyle within a beautiful and sensitive environment.
With an ever-increasing global emphasis on the need for climatechange mitigation, South African built-environment professionals are beginning to take the ambition to lessen the carbon footprint associated with residential and commercial buildings seriously, especially by using design and technological innovation to decrease energy consumption, grey water usage and limiting waste. A “sustainable” philosophy is the future and Avianto Estate would like make a real contribution to encouraging best building practices in building energy-efficient homes.
The estate consists of 90 freehold individual residential stands and 24 luxury cluster units within its own highly secured boundary only accessible by residents and their guests. On offer will be the peacefulness of indigenous forests and parklands with picnic areas next to the Crocodile River, walking, jogging and mountain biking trails and direct access to the Avianto Village Hotel and its public amenities: swimming pools, Qolf course, tennis courts, clubhouse, coffee shop and restaurant.
Muldersdrift is the last rural node set for development within the popular and fast growing Mogale City Municipal District in Gauteng where just up the road, the largest shopping centre in the southern hemisphere is on the cards. With easy access to Fourways, the North and West Rand, Pretoria and Lanseria airport via the N14, the Pine Haven node nearer to the main business centres has already proven the desirability and investment value of the area.
Comments Louis van der Walt, project sales manager of Pam Golding Properties International Projects Division: “This development is setting a new standard for practical bio-climatic or green building, and estate living, with architectural guidelines at Le Jardin which also enforce these easily achievable principles.
“Most of our buyers to date and inquiries being received are among those working in the West Rand as well as nearby areas of Sandton, Randburg and Northcliff.” Accessible from the N14/R28 to Krugersdorp, Avianto is conveniently situated for most areas in the North and West Rand as well as Pretoria, in addition to those in the more immediate vicinity such as Muldersdrift, Krugersdorp, Little Falls, Ruimsig, Weltevreden Park and Pine Haven.
“The investment value of this new residential development has sound potential for growth as born out by the increasing demand for homes in suburbs such as Pine Haven. Further enhancing its appeal are the abundance of shopping facilities and other amenities, with Clearwater Mall just 15-20 minutes away,” says van der Walt.
Phase two at Le Jardin, which will include 44 stands and 24 luxury and cluster units. will only be released to the market at the end of the year. Contact: Pam Golding Properties Louis van der Walt 082 964 1005
The design style of homes at Le Jardin at Avianto Estate will be a blend of European-influenced architecture with responsible environmental design and best green building principles.