Sitari Country Estate, set to become a trail-blazing R4 billion new suburb in the Helderberg basin, was officially launched at an event held at Waterkloof Estate at 31 July 2014. Set between the N2 and the R102, neighbouring Croyden Olive Estate, full details of Sitari were kept under wraps until the official VIP launch event. Master of Ceremonies, popular radio personality Ryan O’Connor of Kfm 94.5, told an array of invited guests from the financial, architectural and property-related industry what was on offer and what will be included in this unprecedented lifestyle offering.
Uvest Property Group are the property developers of Sitari Country Estate, and the launch sees the first phase of sales opening. Says John Coetzee, one of the Executive Directors of Uvest, who has been meticulously planning various aspects of this unique development for over three years: “First phase sales officially started on 1 August 2014, and since then we have been selling at an average rate of two to three properties per day. Our on-site sales centre officially opened on 16 August, where clients will be able to view our large-scale estate model and engage with our sales professionals in a high degree of comfort. There are three types of products on offer at Sitari Country Estate: Country Plots, Village Homes and Luxury Apartments. We have just released Country Plots as well as our first sectional title apartment complex, The Grand Olive, to the public.”
The Country Plots are the quintessential option for larger families, and offer the freedom to choose your own architect and builder from an accredited panel. They are competitively priced from R530 000 to R987 000. The Grand Olive luxury apartment complex will consist of 69 units, which range from large studios of 53 m2 to two bedroom, two bathroom apartments of 83 m2 and three bedroom, two bathroom units of 122 m2. All apartments feature top of the range fittings and finishes selected by Uvest’s interior design firm.
These include porcelain-tiled kitchen, dining and lounge areas and carpeted bedrooms; oven, hob and extractors by German appliance specialist Miele; grand bathrooms with walk-in showers, wall-hung toilets with Geberit systems; and taps by Grohe. Coetzee continues: “We have spent many months planning The Grand Olive and purposefully chose to offer buyers a product that is as unique as its setting. Our apartments are not only internally larger and more luxurious than the conventional offerings, but also provide either exclusive-use garden areas or spacious entertainment balconies. Even these are larger than the norm, and have built-in braai’s.”
Pricing at The Grand Olive starts from R697 000 for a studio, R1,115,000 for a two bedroom apartment and R1,554,000 for a three bedroom unit. Sitari Country Estate is set on 192 hectares, and is one of the last private access-controlled estates that will be built within the Western Cape.
It is a country estate in the truest sense of the word, and residents are set to enjoy a combination of orchards, trees, vineyards, olives, parks and herb gardens matched with contemporary rural architectural design. Details released at the launch include the fact that it will include an inspiring main gatehouse and office; an unparalleled 24/7 security solution; Country Clubhouse with restaurant, kids’ play zone, pool and day spa; revolutionary CrossfitTRF gym; a 22-hectare wetland with timber decks and bird hides; various play parks as well as a central park spine with windmill, gardens and water features; a 14 km cycle and running route; a Curro Castle (crèche) and Curro School (junior and high) catering for over 2000 children from 3 months to high school; as well as a shopping centre, retirement village and medical centre.
Keeping most of these details under wraps until the launch by no means dampened interest in Sitari Country Estate. Says Coetzee: “We opened early-bird registration on our website, www.sitari.co.za, and over 1000 people requested further information, prices and plans before the launch. Our website achieved similar results, with more than 4000 unique visitors since it went live (3 weeks ago), and just over 1500 fans on our Facebook page in the same period. This is very encouraging, especially so early on in the project, and shows that our commitment and passion to develop a unique estate with a quality product offering is well worth the effort. In our opinion Sitari manages to provide the perfect combination of country living, a good range of purchase options, lifestyle offerings, security and convenience.”
Power Construction has already commenced with civil works and the first registrations are expected in mid-2015. The development construction is set to roll out over the next seven years, and once complete there will be a total of 3150 residential units with the coveted address of Sitari Country Estate.
Interested buyers can contact Martin van Rooyen on 083 452 6909 or Shaun Harris on 082 956 0599 or view the website at www.sitari.co.za for directions to the on-site sales centre.