Pic Credit: The gatehouse and entrance to Bonsai Estate in Langeberg Ridge in Durbanville.
MSP Developments, which brought the award-winning and trail-blazing Buh-Rein Estate to the market, has just launched Bonsai Estate, a prestigious residential lifestyle estate in Cape Town’s northern suburbs.
Set on a prime pocket of land in the heart of the ever-popular Langeberg Ridge in Durbanville, Bonsai Estate will feature a number of landscaped parks and recreational areas. Preserving the feel of the area, no less than 28 existing trees on the site, some towering to 9 metres, will remain untouched, maintaining an element of natural living and environmental consciousness. The newly released phase one includes the first phase of 64 apartments and 32 freestanding homes.
Says MSP Developments CEO Riaan Roos: We have invested considerable time in researching the market and planning this project, and believe that our designs, finishes, landscaping, amenities, security and unique location will set Bonsai Estate apart from anything else currently on offer in the area. It is being developed on a prime site, and promises to be a flagship scheme offering outstanding value to owners. Released to the market at a starting price of R1 399 900 (no transfer duties payable), the initial set of apartments are 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom units boasting balconies and outdoor braai units, with 2 parkings (one covered and one open bay). Each apartment has luxury fittings and finishes that include quality vinyl and tile flooring, engineered stone countertops, Bosch appliances, Hansgrohe and Smeg sanitary ware. There are 6 apartment configurations to choose from.
The interior moods for the apartments, created by BSense, are Enlightened and The Big Reveal. Enlightened sets a soft tone with a warm, neutral palette. Metallic light fittings enhance the contrast between finishes, which are all inspired by nature. The Big Reveal uses darker shades to create a moody, sophisticated space with a simple, yet effective look.
The freestanding homes on offer in Bonsai Estate include 3 bedrooms and 2 or 2.5 bathrooms and are priced from R2 299 900, with no transfer duties payable. A reservation deposit of R25,000 secures. Each home boasts contemporary architecture with stylish interiors for simplified modern living. With 9 configurations to choose from, each home features a double garage with direct access to the house, and state-of-the-art finishes that include engineered stone countertops, Bosch appliances, Hansgrohe and Smeg sanitary ware, LED downlights, and a built-in-braai in an enclosed garden. Optional extras include freestanding Smeg gas/electric ovens, Oggie flooring, air-conditioning and splash pools.
BSense Interiors has designed two luxurious interior moods for the homes: Natural Nordic and Neutral Nordic. Natural Nordic incorporates warm, functional and minimal features, while still providing a sense of cosiness and comfort. Its earthy tones are highlighted by natural textures. Neutral Nordic embodies a sense of minimalism with contemporary elements, combining comfortable warmth with clean-lined simplicity in a practical, unfussy and timeless way.
Adds Roos: The estates that we develop take all of the residents’ needs into consideration. Bonsai Estate will include numerous pocket parks, with a one-of- a-kind children’s play area that we designed in conjunction with children’s play equipment manufacturer, Wooden Elements. There will also be a kick-about field for all of the residents to enjoy.