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Pearl Valley joins forces with architect to enable investors to build their dream homes

Val de Vie Estate presents a unique design offering from one of South Africa’s most celebrated architects, Stefan Antoni, and ARRCC – part of the SAOTA Architectural firm. Property investors are invited to pair one of two exclusive designs from the Stefan Antoni Signature Series with any developer plot in Pearl Valley, Val de Vie Estate’s premium neighbourhood.

Nestled in the exquisite Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, Pearl Valley was named by international rating agency New World Wealth (NWW) as South Africa’s leading residential estate in 2015. Developer plots each come with their own distinctive view of the surrounding Drakenstein and Simonsberg mountain ranges and are situated around the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, one of the top ranked golf courses in the country.

The character of these homes bear the Stefan Antoni and ARRCC signature of crafting captivating, contemporary interiors that incorporate the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Clerestory windows and glass sliding doors invite natural light and maximise views of the exquisite surrounding mountainside. The home’s open-plan layout, centred around the indoor braai area, has been created to nurture quality family living and make entertaining easy. Natural materials, such as exposed timber rafters, off-shutter concrete and natural stonework, contrast with the crisp, clean white plastered walls and modern joinery to create a pleasing balance that radiates tasteful sophistication.

Comments Ryk Neethling, Marketing Director at Val de Vie: “The essence of these houses are aligned to our priorities as an estate – luxury living, close to nature, with a range of excellent amenities on one’s doorstep, as well as world-class security and the freedom to enjoy one’s surroundings.”

Antoni is regarded as one of a number of architects who have contributed to setting a new standard of top-end design and professionalism in South Africa. As director of award-winning architectural practice SAOTA, he was recently involved in designing a house in Bantry Bay that sold for a record breaking R290 million – the highest price ever paid for a house in South Africa.

Investing in one of the ARRCC plot and plan developments at Pearl Valley comes at the comparatively low price of between R7.7 million for a single story 350m2 house and land or R9.7 million for a 475m2 house and land. The property will include a swimming pool, wine cellar, built-in braai area and a gas fireplace, as well as superior finishes such as aluminium external windows, doors and shutters, Belgotex carpets, Daikin inverter air conditioners and a fully automated irrigation system.

Along with The Valley Restaurant, a beautiful eatery that features an impressive selection of award-winning wines, Pearl Valley amenities include the member’s lounge and halfway house, a clubhouse, the Breath Spa & Hair Salon, tennis courts, a resident’s pool, a spacious gym and a bar from which to enjoy sundowners.

This sought-after estate caters for a diverse range of home buyers with stylish, modern homes offering the ultimate in secure, country living with a host of amenities – all this less than 15 minutes from Stellenbosch and under an hour from Cape Town. Furthermore, the surrounding area not only boasts world-class restaurants, a plethora of wine estates, outdoor activities and outstanding natural beauty, but is also dotted with excellent schools, superb medical facilities and the University of Stellenbosch, making it an attractive setting in which to set up home.

Neethling concludes: “This luxury design offering allows buyers to build their dream home, reflecting the superb beauty of the surrounding Cape Winelands whilst taking advantage of the best South Africa has to offer in terms of design, lifestyle and security.”