Final townhouses at Clara Anna Fontein now launching

Final townhouses at Clara Anna Fontein now launching

Artist’s impression of homes at Clara Anna Fontein.

The second and final phase of The Village at Clara Anna Fontein in Durbanville, where total sales to date have topped nearly R900 million, is to be launched on May 11.

Phase two of The Village will comprise 69 separate title townhouses which will be free-standing with private, landscaped gardens. The homes range in size from 178 m2 to 302 m2 and are priced between R3.6m and R6.75m.

Colin Green, a director of Rabie Property Group, which is undertaking the development in a joint venture with the landowner, says the launch follows the sale of more than 80% of the 57 homes in the first phase of The Village for a total of more than R200m, as well as the near sell out of 334 single residential erven for a total of more than R680m.

The 128ha Clara Anna Fontein estate borders a private game reserve. Over and above the townhouses and single residential erven it includes a Reddam House High School which opened in January as well as a retirement development which is yet to be launched.

“Construction of phase one of The Village is under way with handovers and transfers to be phased from October through to March next year. Construction of phase two of The Village is expected to get under way in the latter part of this year with transfers and handovers also taking place on a phased basis from August 2018,” says Rabie project manager, Mariska Auret.

“The size of the plots in phase two range from 375 m2 to 530 m2 and buyers will have a choice of nine designs by award-winning Vernon Viljoen Architects. Six of the designs are single storey and three double storey,” she says.

All townhouses will have double garages, fireplaces and built in braais, and some will also have a study and/or a scullery.

“The design of the townhouses incorporates a number of architectural features including stone cladding, timber and large expanses of glazing. The civils work – roads and services – is nearing completion along with the palisade fencing and the gatehouse.

“As a result of the very dry summer we have had to put a substantial portion of the landscaping on hold other than around the gatehouse and one other portion of the estate. The rest of the planned landscaping will be rolled out closer to the winter rainfall season.”

She says building plans for the clubhouse and other amenities which form Die Werf are currently being circulated and are expected to be approved shortly.

“We have gone out to tender for the construction contract and a contractor is expected to be appointed in the near future.

“A significant number of buyers have already taken transfer of the single residential erven where buyers can build their own homes according to architectural guidelines, and the rest are expected to take transfer soon,” Auret says.

“The first two homes are already under construction and a further 30 or so plans have been assessed by the estate’s Design Review Committee. Buyers of the single residential erven have five years from transfer to build their homes before facing penalties.”