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Paardevlei Lifestyle Estate

Paardevlei Lifestyle Estate is a new residential estate by Balwin Property Group in Somerset West. To the north of the site lies restored family homes with a further row of semi-detached duplexes which are more contemporary in design while being respectful of their historic neighbours. To the south is a collection of apartment buildings with around 260 units comprising one-, two- and three-bedroomed apartments arranged around a series of courtyards with extensive residents parking and storage below ground.

A large clubhouse includes a catered dining hall, arts and crafts centre, hairdressers, medical suites and a swimming pool, opening onto an expansive green space with access to the network of pedestrian pathways that encircle the vlei.

The architectural form of the buildings transition from the historic crescent houses with their original red roof tiles, pitched roofs, and shuttered sash windows to the more modern aesthetic of the pitched roof duplexes and clubhouse. The apartment complex sits outside of the historic core and its architectural language is much more contemporary.

  • Client Balwin Property Group
  • Location Somerset West, South Africa
  • Year 2019
  • Status On site
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