The highly anticipated opening of Steyn City’s flagship apartment complex (www.SteynCity.co.za), the City Center, opens for sale on October 11, with potential buyers and investors eagerly awaiting the introduction of ‘a concept that promises to redefine apartment living.
Steyn City, rated Gauteng’s best residential estate by New World Wealth, first caught the real estate industry’s attention when it launched in 2015, promising a lifestyle like no other. Set against 2,000 acres of native parkland in a highly secure setting, the development’s offering hinges on providing everything a family could need to live their best life – the perfect confluence of luxury and convenience. This vision has helped the development earn a number of global accolades. Now he’s set to impress once again as Steyn City’s crown jewel, Downtown, opens its doors.
When Steyn City Properties CEO Giuseppe Plumari introduced the city center to potential investors and owners in 2019 as part of the company’s Vision 2020 (a second phase that represented an additional investment of R 5 billion in infrastructure spending and which included the launch of several new facilities), he explained that the developers set out to create a distinctly different offering from other apartment developments. “These apartments are not intended as a point of passage on the path to home ownership; rather, they are permanent homes themselves, ”he explains.
To this end, particular attention has been paid to the unique design of the development, with apartments benefiting from larger dimensions than usual and top-of-the-range amenities. In addition, the development is built as a series of 38 small villages sprawling across the hillside, rather than the traditional monolithic structure, creating a more accessible community vibe for residents. These “villages” are built around wooded plazas which, in accordance with the promoters’ emphasis on greening, have been planted with trees and shrubs. Additionally, once development is complete, the plazas will be lined with several bespoke retailers and restaurants.
Another important feature is the super-basement: spanning 9 ha, with a capacity of 2,000 cars, this facility was built around 18 elevator cores, each carrying a unique design element (such as the mosaic, wood, granite and marble) to ensure residents find it easy to move through the basement to their homes. Developed to include greenery, ventilation and lots of natural light, thanks to high roofs with cutouts.
The basement also plays a central role in maintaining the tranquil atmosphere that is the hallmark of Steyn City and downtown. While one would expect a development of this size to be accompanied by turmoil and even congestion, a truck tunnel has been built under the city center. This is where all service and delivery vehicles will pass, so that Douw Steyn and Plumari’s vision of a pedestrian zone can be realized. In addition, the truck tunnel also features garbage chutes from every floor, restaurants and retailers, so the development itself remains a clean, uncluttered space where behind-the-scenes services and deliveries are held. out of sight.
When complete, the city center will offer over 700 one, two, three and four bedroom simplex and duplex apartments, measuring from 68m2. To this will be added 11 penthouses available, measuring an average of 439m².2 and equipped with features such as private elevator lobbies, glazed garages and private plunge pools. The price of these apartments varies from R2.3m to R35m. Residents will pay an affordable land tax of R1600 per month, as well as a corporate tax of R25 per square meter. This ensures the maintenance and upkeep of Steyn City’s world-class facilities and the 2,000-acre park. Additional membership fees apply to some facilities including the Golf Club, Ultimate Helistop, Aquatic Center with 25m Heated Pool, Lagoon and Beach Style Facilities, Equestrian Center Stables and Hall sport.
As part of this exciting project, Steyn City Properties enlisted the help of leading South African interior designers to create beautiful interiors for six apartments and two penthouses, all available for purchase. The resulting designs reflect the setting and backdrop of downtown luxury and convenience.
With the completion of phase I, 283 apartments have been completed. Among these, 185 apartments and two penthouses have been made available to potential buyers since the opening of sales to the public on October 11, 2021; the others are screen units. In the meantime, Steyn City Properties has started construction on Phases 2 and 3. Construction will continue uninterrupted between phases and is expected to be completed in the second half of 2024.
The occupancy of the newly vacated apartments is scheduled for August 2022.
True to the philosophy of Steyn City Properties, special attention has been paid to safety. Residents are protected thanks to a triple biometric access system, and the development has its own 24/7 security nerve center located in the basement. On top of that, 600 multifunction cameras have been installed throughout the downtown development, and front desk agents are on duty at key sites such as elevator lobbies, plazas and basements.
Emphasis is also placed on quality equipment, in line with the developers’ goal of helping to create a balanced lifestyle where the outdoors and staying active are essential. The city center has its own rooftop swimming pools but, in addition, residents can access the facilities offered in the larger development. These include the 18-hole design Nicklaus golf course, an equestrian center, an indoor aquatic center, outdoor training stations, a 50 km mountain bike track, tennis courts. , a lighted 45 km promenade for running and walking and the resort’s swimming pools. The development also offers play nodes, a Dino Park and a Skate Park for children, as well as restaurants. More recently, the developers launched the Ultimate Helistop, offering charter and scheduled flight services to residents and non-residents, and the 300m lagoon powered by GAST Clearwater ™; a massive lifestyle attraction with beach style activities just steps away. “Adds Plumari,” We offer investors both a solid and healthy financial investment while being the lifestyle investment of a lifetime where families can live their best life in Johannesburg.
Plumari informs that the vision of the developers, from the start, was to create a community centered on safety, convenience and luxury. Capital Park, a 14 hectare shopping center, is therefore a key element of this offer. Featuring individually designed three- and four-story buildings, with spaces as small as 150m² available for rent, the facility easily lends itself to the post-Covid hybrid model of remote working.
Another highlight in this regard is Steyn City School, an IEB-based campus comprising an early childhood center, preparatory and college schools and catering from class 000 to matrix.
The excellence of Steyn City has been recognized many times; most recently with its ranking among the top 10 lifestyle domains in the world by the wealth intelligence firm New World Wealth.
Steyn City’s downtown location, midway between Johannesburg’s economic hub and the rapidly growing Midrand hub and close to Lanseria International Airport, makes it a smart choice for business travelers. businesses that need a foothold to meet in Gauteng.
According to Plumari, “Every aspect of downtown reaffirms our commitment to deliver the best to our residents and investors. He noted that the development also had benefits for the community as a whole: more than 3,000 jobs were created during the construction of Phase 1 of the city center; a major infrastructure project that marked the company’s dedication and faith in South Africa.
“We’re especially excited about this new chapter in Steyn City’s history: all the convenience of apartment living, with its maintenance-free appeal, with the space of a 2,000-acre backyard garden. We would go so far as to say that the city center is the model for future cities.
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