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Nieuwe Steenberg units still available

The Nieuwe Steenberg security development in Tokai where 11 units are still available for sale at prices from R8 790 000.

There are currently only 11 homes left for sale in the 30 unit Nieuwe Steenberg security development in Tokai. Only the last four homes are still to be constructed and completion of the development is expected by middle of 2016 says Knight Frank Residential SA agent marketing the homes, Karin van Niekerk. “This is a superior, secure development in all respects”, she added.

The good news is that the there is still an opportunity to customise the units not yet constructed to suit the buyers, said van Niekerk. The last units to be constructed overlook the old Barnyard property which has been purchased by a private art collector who will be turning it into an art gallery and large sculpture garden with works from well known sculptors installed for the public to enjoy.

There is no transfer duty payable, and VAT is included in the prices, which range from R8 790 000 for a three bedroom, three bathroom unit.

All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and most of the bedrooms have balconies which open out to views of the surrounding mountains and the valley, said van Niekerk.

Standard finishes and fittings in all of the Nieuwe Steenberg units are of a very high standard, she said. Under-floor heating, aluminium sliding shutters, heat pumps and low energy features are installed in units as a norm, rather than as “extras”. Selected units have the option of fitting gas fireplaces.

Cellar spaces are generous and offer the alternative of additional entertainment or family living area. Owners have the option of having a swimming pool installed.
Each home is walled, providing privacy. The development is pet friendly.

The ceilings in all the units are higher than the standard at 3m which creates a feeling of generosity of space, said van Niekerk, with the neutral earthy colour schemes and light coloured cabinetry complementing and contributing to the uncluttered, clean look of the interiors.

Large trees that were originally on this site have been kept and many of the same size were brought in and transplanted, to give the development a “complete, established” look from the get-go, rather than waiting for plants to reach maturity as often happens on new projects. The bulk of the landscaping comprises indigenous plants, which creates a lush, green environment with low maintenance. All gardens are automatically irrigated.

What is particularly interesting here, said van Niekerk, is that the zoning imposed the footprints of the old farm workers’ village, which has been done very successfully, creating a superior contemporary Cape Vernacular design.

Nieuwe Steenberg has the added benefit of literally being on the doorstep of Steenberg Golf Estate and very close to the Westlake golf course, and is across the road from Reddam House School, with the International School and Constantia Waldorf a few minutes’ drive away. The central position in relation to beaches, Constantia wine farms, and the M3 highway make this an attractive proposition for young and old alike, said van Niekerk.