11 Jan 2013
Phase one of the Schoongezigt development in Rustenburg was recently re-launched, comprising approximately 75 hectares in a natural setting with various plot and plan packages on offer.
Chrisjan van Heerden, marketing manager of CH Professional, says buyers can now choose one-off architecturally designed plot and plan packages, as well as plots with an attractive rebate package of R40 000 on architect’s fees from OliveHill Architects.
CH Professional has been mandated to control the sales and have appointed nine estate agencies in the area to sell the Schoongezigt properties.
Phase one at Schoongezigt has 108 stands, of which there are 43 left to sell, says Van Heerden. There are already two completed houses in the development, five homes are under construction and the aesthetic committee has recently approved eight sets of plans for buyers who can now go ahead with their construction.
The estate was initially launched five years ago, but the economic slump made it difficult to get new projects off the ground, he says. The re-launch by Burrie Smit Onwikkelaars includes implementing all the necessary infrastructure and security measures on the estate, and establishing a strong Schoongezigt brand.
Schoongezigt estate now has full perimeter walling, with biometric fingerprint access at the gate and full monitoring of the entrance and exit by a security company. All the services have been installed for phase one and the roads have been constructed.
Strict architectural guidelines at Schoongezigt have been laid down and each set of plans will go to the aesthetic committee for approval before construction can commence. On buying, Van Heerden says the buyer has two years to start building his home and one year in which to complete it.
Schoongezigt shares a two kilometre border with the Kgaswane nature reserve, creating a natural setting for the estate, he says.
The boundary fence has been constructed to maximise the views and in keeping with the attention to security, the boundary has a double fence, with a three metre no-go zone, one side of which is electrified. A hiking trail with bird hides and picnic sites is planned along a twenty five metre building restriction line on the nature reserve boundary.
“Most properties with views in Rustenburg overlook the mines, but Schoongezigt faces the other way and offers unspoilt natural views of the Magaliesberg Mountains.”
Those who are looking to buy in this area cannot go wrong with vacant stand prices of between R533 000 and R866 000, and prices estimated at between R2.2 million and R2.7 million for the plot and plan packages, says Van Heerden.
He explains that homes in secure estates tend to escalate in value faster than freestanding homes and are much in demand.
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