Villages at Sunningdale again sell out to long waiting lists
New generation lower-priced houses with high-end features at Garden Cities' long-established west coast suburb, Sunningdale, have proved enormously popular, with sell-out launches for the first round of villages.
The most recent, Redstone, has also sold out and residents are moving in, while the last few schemes of homes in Canal East will be coming onto the market to a waiting list, and are priced from R1800 000 to R2 600 000
Sunningdale 12C is the latest extension to be launched around July this year with a total of about 750 homes to be serviced by a dedicated security vehicle and on-site patrol office. The new extension will be in the proximity of a soon-to-be-announced new school. Prices of the homes are expected to start at R1 700 000.
Sunningdale, developed over the past 17 years by the 97-year-old property company, has a broad variety of housing, now numbering well over 3 000 units, that has proved largely resistant to market vicissitudes. Garden Cities has also provided retail facilities, school sites, a hospital site and exemplary sports facilities including an enormous hall, clubhouses and playing fields with lighting.
Canal West, which is now sold out, with last new owners moving in shortly, provides an interesting variety in a mix of accommodation that is attracting a broad market sweep. Only one road runs through the area with a guard and surveillance cameras at each end.
The entire area borders the course of a landscaped canal that in places broadens out to provide access for residents. There are also a number of picturesque parks that soften the built landscape and create areas of green tranquility.
The houses provide a degree of luxury at prices usually associated with smaller units, and cost saving is also top of mind, with heat pumps a creative innovation at domestic level that offer enormous cost savings on water heating – using only 30% of the electricity required for conventional geysers. The standard features such as the hobs, ovens and extractors, cupboards and a garage, can, when retrofitted, be beyond the financial capacity of a new buyer.
Group CEO of Garden Cities, John Matthews, is on record as saying that while life offers a large measure of uncertainty, if at all possible, Garden Cities aims to provide an environment that allows its communities a confidence in the stability of their home base.
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