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20th Aug 2022

Architect Africa Online

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New affordable & secure development in Stellenbosch launches first phase


Newly launched secure estate, Voliere, offers affordable luxury in one of South Africa’s most desirable areas. Situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, where the northern limits of vibrant Stellenbosch meet the wine estates of Simonsberg, the development is the ideal setting for working, meeting and enjoying the world-renowned region’s country lifestyle.

As a joint venture between RAUDEV, the property development division of the listed RAUBEX Group, one of the country’s top five construction companies, and the founder shareholders of Voliere Development Company, the development is set to deliver a first-rate product to home-buyers and investors alike. Construction for the civils infrastructure has already commenced and is envisaged to be completed towards the last quarter of 2022 for the entire estate.

Voliere, which means Aviary in French, based on the bird themed street names, will be built on one of the last sizeable and developable pieces of land within the urban edge of the town. Says Stefan Braun, managing director and development manager of Voliere: “The estate will offer 262 opportunities, made up of a mix of freehold title units, sold on a plot-and-plan and turnkey basis, as well as sectional title units in three apartment buildings, envisaged to be released in four phases. The market response to our pre-launch campaign has been overwhelming, confirming that our location, product mix and pricing resonates with the demographic we’re targeting.”

Braun continues that Stellenbosch has its own particular style of architectural DNA, which is a blend of the historical Cape Dutch gabled, letter of the alphabet architecture and the Cape Vernacular. “Whilst the land upon which Voliere is being developed dates back to 1680, we’ve opted to go with a more contemporary, modern interpretation of the latter, providing for interesting streetscapes, the ubiquitous Dennis Moss’ signature ‘poorts’ and blending family homes and apartment buildings in a harmonious, natural co-existence, within a communal village concept lifestyle,” he says.

The estate will offer state-of-the-art security and fibre to the home (and home office), landscaped gardens, workspaces including meeting rooms, an outdoor gym and perimeter running track. “Living in a secure estate is to this day consistently one of the top priorities for home buyers and investors alike, especially for those relocating to the Cape from other parts of the country, Gauteng chief among them. We aim to mirror the high standards of safety and security attained by the Welgevonden Estate, our neighbours, for our residents within a protected perimeter. Our residents and their families can rest assured that technology and trained personnel are watching over them and immediately available to them in the event of an emergency,” Braun adds.

CCTV Surveillance systems with built in AI (Artificial Intelligence), access control systems incorporating touchless biometric access for residents and regular estate users, delivery management for online orders, and an estate community app will allow residents to participate and collaborate as a community and allow authenticated access to visitors in an audited and controlled manner.

The estate will offer a mix of different accommodation types and styles, ranging from two- to three bedroomed freehold title duplexes, as well as sectional title apartments, which will be launched at a later stage. Quality interior designs and finishes, available in two selection options and a range of architectural enhancements and optional extras will make it easy to personalise each dwelling. The focus of the internal design features are focussed on the living areas, kitchens and bathrooms. Units will also be fitted with a gas hob, electric oven and extractor, as well as pre-paid electricity meters. Prices range from R2.8 million to R4.3 million.

Stellenbosch town centre is just 3.5 km from Voliere, which has direct and easy access to the R44, while joggers, cyclists and nature lovers can easily escape to the surrounding mountains. “The area’s wine farms, food markets, nature reserves, al fresco dining scene and cultural events are easily accessible from this well-appointed estate, offering activities from trail runs to family picnics. Voliere fills the gap between older family homes in established suburbs and student accommodation, addressing the need for affordable, modern and safe luxury homes below R4 million. It is secure, winelands living, designed for a wholesome experience living with urban convenience,” Braun concludes.

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