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The Oaks at Val de Vie launched by Vanderbilt Construction

The Oaks Val de Vie Launch
The team behind The Oaks at award-winning estate Val de Vie. From left: Directors of Vanderbilt Construction Erik Steyl, Rudolf van Graan, Jan-Hendrik Swiegers and Hein Ehlers with Ryk Neethling and Renier Swart, both of Val de Vie.

Vanderbilt Construction, a joint venture between established and respected Devmark Property Group and Swieg Group, has launched The Oaks at award-winning estate Val de Vie, a R10 billion property development located in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley.

The Oaks is a portfolio of four tastefully designed floor plans by leading architectural firm, A3D Architects, eliminating the need to start the design process from scratch, saving both time and money.

Says Hein Ehlers, director of Vanderbilt Construction: “All four designs are exceptional and allow for customization to ensure that your requirements are met and the end product is perfectly suited to your needs and expectations. Your dream home can become a reality in Val de Vie’s Valley of Life – all you need to do is select your plot and one of the sensibly designed floor plans.”

Jan-Hendrik Swiegers, director of Vanderbilt Construction, adds that Vanderbilt Construction was founded on the principle of creating quality upmarket residential properties without compromise, and is establishing itself as the leader in this field. “Vanderbilt is perfectly positioned to excel in the niche luxury property market. With the right balance of experience, we pride ourselves on innovation, performance and trust. Successful projects require a high level of communication between home owners, architects and craftsmen to deliver a faultless product within time and budget constraints. The Oaks will be no exception!”

With projects such as Fairhaven in Somerset West, Caversham in Rosebank, Johannesburg and Heerenzicht Estate in Durbanville under their belt, the company has concluded an agreement with Val de Vie to construct the houses in the soon to be launched retirement village on the estate.

Renier Swart, Sales Director and shareholder at Val de Vie says that they did some research among their home owners and found a need to also develop a retirement offering. “We’re excited about our association with Vanderbilt Construction. We share the same values and will set the industry standard in the construction of luxury residential houses as well as a retirement offering. They bring a wealth of experience in this specific sector to the party.”

Ehlers continues: “With our background in retirement villages, we look forward to working closely with Val de Vie to also offer a world-class retirement option at the Val de Vie estate.”

Swart concludes that the estate has a variety of offerings. “We’re about more than just polo, golf and 42km of trails. Val de Vie is all about safety, social well being and a stable financial return, so it will be a perfect fit.”

Furthermore, the acquisition of Pearl Valley within the larger Val de Vie family and amongst its other diverse offerings, which includes access to the Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, completes the vision of providing the ultimate in secure, luxury living.

The estate understands that safety and security is vital to every home owner. Security measures include regular unplanned security stress testing, physical barriers including a 2m high wrought-iron fence, concrete plinths, full electrified fence and anti-dig razor wire, thermal camera perimeter protection (blanket), intelligent video analytics, biometric home owner access control and more.

Val de Vie The Oaks offer spectacular views of Paarl Rock, Simonsberg and the Franschhoek mountains and the bistro-style Polo Club Restaurant overlooking the polo grounds is ideal for enjoying delicious cuisine or spectating polo tournaments. The fully-equipped gym and lifestyle centre including tennis and squash courts and heated indoor pool (host to the Ryk Neethling Swimming School) will ensure you stay fit.

Plots range between 675m² and 3 000m² and house sizes start at 320m2. Superior finishes such as Hansgrohe taps, gas hobs and electric ovens, heat pump geysers, Daikin air conditioners, underfloor heating, and more are included, with prices starting at R6 251 000 all inclusive.

Among its accolades Val de View counts recently being named South Africa’s top estate by New World Wealth and receiving the award for the Best Single Unit Residential Development in Africa – for The Valentia Manor House – at the 2016 International Property Awards. It also received an International Property Award for the Safest Home in Africa in 2014.