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A secure upmarket investment in green

Online since 6.03.2017 • Filed under Professions - Developers • From Issue 20 page(s) 56-58
A secure upmarket investment in green

Cape Town-based Rawson Developers are making a bold statement with the launch of a new luxury development in the leafy suburb of Rondebosch – the Rondebosch Oval. The Rondebosch Oval is designed by leading Cape Town architectural practice, dhk.

A total of 41 units are envisaged for sale, ranging in price from R6.95 million to R10.7 million. ‘Today’s discerning buyer is looking for something different’, suggests Carl Nortje, Managing Director of Rawson Developers. “Large freestanding erfs are a luxury and pose a responsibility that fewer people are able to contemplate these days. Instead, buyers are looking for the latest in comfort, easy access to work, play and shop, with 24/7 security. They also want a worthy investment, paying back over a reasonable period by way of capital growth”. ‘Our offer to purchase was accepted by the owners of prime land close to the Rondebosch Common and plans approved by the City,’ Nortje adds.

Strict design parameters prioritise healthy outdoor environment

‘The Rondebosch Oval is built on virgin soil on the grounds of a well-known suburban sports club. Our masterplan follows strict design parameters that prioritise the healthy outdoor environment. This will be achieved by means of paved streets, mature trees in abundance, indigenous landscaping and several green building features for the homes,’ he says. According to Nortje, all residents at the complex will also enjoy membership of the significantly upgraded Rondebosch Sports Club with its enhanced new facilities. These include the bowling club, the swimming pool and gym. The existing cricket pitch will be upgraded and will be tended by landscaping and gardening staff.

Designer finishes and green features

Above all, the development offers 41 townhouses which incorporate the most modern designs and features in contemporary housing available on the market. These include multiple option designer finishes so that the buyer can make a unique statement of identity in the Oval. Green features are built into the complex to ensure a light footprint on the earth and minimise its dependence on water and energy resources from the city, as well as reduce operating cost. Several green and sustainability features include:

• Optimal use of natural light indoors, minimising electricity consumption for lighting and appropriate orientation of buildings for the southern latitudes

• Energy-efficient indoor features, including LED interior lights and LED street lighting

• Energy-efficient water heating and insulated Geysers

Well insulated interiors to keep the occupant cool in summer and warm in winter, with optional double glazed windows that save energy and reduce noise from outside

• Water-conserving fittings, including low flow and water sensitive gardens

• Water-wise landscaping and plant life

• Recycling and composting

Security is quiet and unobtrusive using high-tech cameras, manned gates and foot patrols. With the Oval located close to the M5 and just 14km to Cape Town International Airport and even closer to Cape Town’s CBD, accessibility is another major advantage. ‘Rondebosch Oval has been designed to provide a tranquil neighbourhood feel, a luxury club and village lifestyle with cobbled streets, abundant trees and indigenous landscaping’, says Nortje.

Rawson Developers

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Issue 20

Issue 20

March 2017

This article was featured on page 56-58 of
To Build Magazine Issue 20.

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