The recent acquisition of Sitari Country Estate by the Amdec Group, South Africa’s leading developer of new urban lifestyles, is sure to see this iconic, multi-award-winning estate continue to thrive as it grows toward completion. Says James Wilson, CEO of the Amdec Group: “Sitari Country Estate provides us with a well-established lifestyle brand in an outstanding location and adds to our prestigious portfolio of premium real estate assets that include Melrose Arch in Johannesburg, The Yacht Club and Harbour Arch in Cape Town, Evergreen Lifestyle Retirement Villages, Val de Vie and Pearl Valley outside Paarl, and Westbrook in Port Elizabeth.”
With 3150 residential opportunities within the estate, which includes freestanding erven, luxury and premium apartments and village and country homes, more than 1700 properties have been sold to date. The remaining 1450 will predominantly be sold as completed homes or apartments, accelerating the maturity of the estate. Positive news for potential owners and investors is that 52 premium apartments have recently been launched in The Grove, with one- and two-bedroom apartments varying in size from 48 m² to 78 m², set in blocks of three floors apiece. The Grove is being developed by SLM Developments and is well positioned within Sitari’s 192-hectare site, close to the main gatehouse.
Says Claudius Combrinck, Executive Director of Sitari Property Sales: “With a lack of new sectional title products in Sitari of late, The Grove premium apartments are a stellar addition to the estate, introducing a convenient location and great style. These apartments bring an element of contemporary minimalist design, both internally and externally, with particular attention to the use of natural materials, including timber-like panelling externally, and subtle wood laminate flooring internally.”
Partnering with the design team of Niche Bespoke Interiors, and BPAS architects, each apartment in The Grove is designed with impeccable attention to detail and modern living in mind. A choice of two interior moods – ‘Summer Cloud’ and ‘Star Dust’ – is available: Summer Cloud includes a palette of soothing greys with light laminate floors, while Star Dust features contemporary greys with touches of sepia and oak laminate flooring. Fittings and finishes are of the superior quality associated with Sitari, with engineered stone countertops and vanities, a built-in Smeg oven, electric hob and extractor, integrated fridge, modern large-format porcelain tiles, glass panel walk-in showers and wall-hung Kohler toilets, and built-in wood fire braais that are ideal for entertaining.
Prices at The Grove start from R1 205 000 for apartments with one bedroom, one bathroom and one parking bay; from R1 679 000 for those with two bedrooms, one bathroom and two parking bays; and from R1 799 000 for those with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and two parking bays. There is a choice of six different apartment layout configurations; all include storage units, and five of the options offer covered balconies. Each apartment features high-speed broadband, with unlimited calls within the estate, and each is connected to the main gatehouse via a telephonic intercom system, furthering the superior security provided at Sitari.
Adds Combrinck: “The high-end specifications of the apartment schemes and the amenities on offer, such as the Curro School and the recently opened Sitari Village Mall, are a very popular combination, which is appealing both to those who wish to live in Sitari and investors who wish to buy to let. As the estate continues to take form, so too will the potential capital returns of anyone who buys here. I have no doubt that the Amdec Group will further elevate Sitari Country Estate to become the most highly regarded lifestyle estate in the Helderberg.”