WORDS Amelia Brown
The Kerzner family has launched a picturesque mountainside residential estate on the Atlantic Seaboard in Cape Town.
It is the first development ever to carry the Kerzner family name. The world-renowned hotelier bought the property, which has served as the family’s Cape Town home, in 1983.
The 10 hectare estate is located on the slopes of Leeukoppie, just off Cape Town’s curving Victoria Road with views towards Chapman’s Peak, the bay, valley and surrounding mountains. The estate offers 48 luxury houses featuring three, four and five bedrooms and priced from just over R20 million (inclusive of VAT with no transfer duty payable).
Developed as an eco-estate, each plot is around 1 500 square metres. The homes will have a unique designs with greening elements and the use of natural building materials such as wood and stone. With input from Sol Kerzner and his daughter, Andrea, each house is tailored to suit and maximise its individual site. All enjoy air conditioning, fireplaces in the living areas, en-suite bathrooms to every bedroom, provision for grey and rain water harvesting and high-end finishes.
Six architectural firms are involved in designing the homes of the first release. These include Dennis Fabian from Fabian Architects, Stefan Antoni from SAOTA, Sean Mahoney from studioMAS, Jon Jacobson from Metropolis, Sally Tsiliyiannis from Gapp, and Ian Gray from COA (Craft of Architecture).
The estate will have top security, a fitness centre, and access to Kerzner Hospitality services. The indigenous vegetation of the estate will be restored with fynbos, replacing all alien pine trees.