Fresnaye, Cape Town, South Africa
2020 – 2021
Recent changes to the Cape Town City Zoning Scheme, in tandem with a supportive approach to Urban and suburban densification, has unlocked significant value to properties in designated areas such as Fresnaye and others. In redefining the parameters, properties with the relevant zoning can construct building envelopes that would have previously been non-compliant and property developers are capitalising on this opportunity.
We were able to construct a 5-storey apartment block on a site where a single house previously stood. The block includes five apartments, a ground floor of parking as well as a communal pool: each unit dedicated to their own floor, with the bottom unit accessing a ground floor garden area.
In addressing market preferences, the building reflects contemporary Living. Open plan Living, Dining and Kitchen areas with end-to-end sliding glass doors, wrap-around terraces and all en-suite bedrooms make these apartments attractive to buyers wanting a low-maintenance luxury lifestyle in upmarket areas.
Choice of materials were kept contemporary, easy to maintain and a neutral palette, such as render, tiles, timber flooring and a beautiful external timber ceiling.