Large-scale sectional title developer, Balwin, received the “highly commended” award for the Africa region of the International Property Awards 2016/17, in the category “Development – Apartment South Africa”.
The particular development was Paardevlei Lifestyle Estate in Somerset West, Western Cape, and is being developed within the historic core of the Paardevlei Precinct, a site rich in natural beauty and history.
“The Paardevlei Precinct boasts some historically significant buildings, designed by world-renowned British-South African architects Sir Herbert Baker and Francis Masey,” said Steve Brookes, CEO and founder of Balwin. “In respecting the rich heritage of this area, we have restored nine, 100-year-old Herbert Baker homes to their former glory by maintaining the original architectural style and complemented them with upgraded five-star fixtures and finishes.”
The estate encompasses three separate offerings as well as assisted living apartments and a state-of-the-art frail care facility.
The Crescent offers restored 100-year-old four-bedroom homes, aimed at those who appreciate heritage. The Duplexes offers contemporary Cape Vernacular three-bedroom homes; and the Apartments caters for apartment living with one-, two- and three-bedroom units situated in the retirement village of the estate.
“We are honoured to have once again been recognised on a global stage by the International Property Awards,” said Brookes. “We constantly strive to exceed client expectations in delivering high quality, beautiful homes. Our efforts have culminated in us receiving various awards and industry recognition over the years, entrenching us as the national homebuilder of choice targeting the South African middle – income market segment.”