Rabie Property Group will develop the first apartment block that Pinelands, in Cape Town, has seen in twenty-five years.
A modern, mixed-use block in the heart of Pinelands, PineworX will be within walking distance of Howard Centre, Pinelands High School and Pinelands Sports Club on the corner of Lonsdale Way and Rose Innes Way, which have stood empty for years. First owned by the City of Cape Town, the site has changed hands on multiple occasions until Rabie’s acquisition a few years ago.
PineworX will launch youthful and refreshing energy into the suburb. With an edgy slant to its architecture, this new block of apartments will not only suit a diverse range of occupants – from first-time buyers to those scaling down to a more manageable living space – but it will offer apartments highly suitable to those looking to work from home, staying close to commercial services.
“It is an exciting and groundbreaking first development for us in Pinelands” comments Miguel Rodrigues, Director at Rabie. “As such, we are partnering with a stellar team of agents who are taking PineworX to market. Seeff has been the predominant estate agency in Pinelands over the last 47 years and we could not think of anyone more suitable than Johan and his team to launch this scheme with”.
PineworX will consist of five floors with a commercial component on the ground floor, apartments from floors one to four and a communal roof terrace. Purchasers can choose between a studio, one bedroom or two-bedroom apartment. Secure parking will be available behind boomed access control with a selection of open and undercover bays.
The design of the building takes the form of a European ‘perimeter block’ that provides effective street character, as well as privacy. The simplicity of the architecture also allows for ease of use by occupants. Being at the forefront of a new wave of development in Pinelands requires a confident building that can introduce a new lifestyle into the neighbourhood.
“We are delighted to be part of this dynamic new development, and the few teasers we released since August has garnered quite a lot of interest already. My team and I are passionate about Pinelands, and we’re honoured to be launching PineworX in our hometown” says Johan and Lorraine Meyer of Seeff Pinelands.
PineworX will be available from R845 000 for a studio apartment with 94 optimally designed apartments that will make the best use of space and light.
“PineworX will be the second of our Smart Enabled developments” says Rodrigues. “Some of these initiatives include electricity and water consumption that will be measured by smart meters, Fibre will be provided in every apartment and the lobby and parking area will be electronically access controlled.”
“In terms of finishes, all apartments have vinyl flooring as a standard, tiled bathrooms and fitted kitchens with a SMEG hob, oven and extractor fan. Studios will have microwaves instead of ovens. The kitchens will all have engineered stone tops. Purchasers will be able to select from an architect’s selection of finishes and the apartments can be personalised easily with the offered finishes a great backdrop to interior styling.”
PineworX will be completed in 2023.