Balwin’s Paardevlei Lifestyle Estate receives ‘highly commended’ award

Steve Brookes, MD of Balwin
Steve Brookes, MD of Balwin Properties accepting the 'Highly Commended' Award for the Africa region of the International Property Awards 2016 - 2017.


Balwin Properties is pleased to inform stakeholders that its Paardevlei Lifestyle Estate has received the ‘highly commended’ award for the Africa region of the International Property Awards 2016 – 2017, in the category ‘Development – Apartment South Africa’.

Steve Brookes, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Balwin said: “We are honoured to have once again been recognized on a global stage by the International Property Awards”.

“We constantly strive to exceed client expectations in delivering high quality, beautiful homes. Our efforts have culminated in us receiving various awards and industry recognition over the years, entrenching us as the national home builder of choice targeting the South African middle – income market segment.”

The International Property Awards are open to residential and commercial property professionals from around the world. The awards celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry.

The awards are split into regions covering Africa, Asia Pacific, Arabia, Canada, Caribbean, Central & South America, Europe, UK and USA. The Africa and Arabia Property Awards which Balwin formed part of were judged by an independent panel of 70 industry experts. Judging focused on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability.

Balwin has established itself as a nationally recognized and trusted brand, having successfully developed, marketed and sold over 70 residential estates since it was founded in 1996. It’s landmark sectional title developments are mainly located in recognized middle-to-high income nodes such as Bryanston, Fourways, Greenstone, Oakdene, Kyalami and Sunninghill with a growing presence in Pretoria East, Somerset West and Milnerton in the Western Cape amongst others.

The Paardevlei Lifestyle Estate is situated in Somerset West, in the Western Cape province of South Africa and is being developed within the historic core of the Paardevlei Precinct, a site rich in natural beauty and history.

“The Paardevlei Precinct boasts some historically significant buildings, designed by world renowned British-South African architects Sir Herbert Baker and Francis Masey, dating back to the late 1980s”.

“In respecting the rich heritage of this area, we have restored nine 100 year old Herbert Baker homes to their former glory by maintaining the original architectural style and complementing it with upgraded five star fixtures and finishes.”

The estate encompasses three separate offerings as well as assisted living apartments and a state of the art frail care facility.

The Crescent, offers restored 100 year old four bedroom homes, aimed at those who appreciate heritage. The Duplexes offers contemporary Cape Vernacular three bedroom homes, perfect for families; and the Apartments caters for apartment living with one, two and three bedroom units situated in the retirement village of the estate.