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Hot Property: Dec & Jan

Jan 15, 2018 | Property News

Inspiring design and architectural trends that are shaping the future of property here and all over the world.

Houghton’s five-star high five

The Houghton Hotel – part of The Houghton, one of Jozi’s most sought-after residential developments – is due to open in 2018, and has already been accepted into the exclusive hospitality club The Leading Hotels of the World. Guests will be able to enjoy the ultimate in luxurious accommodation and world-class amenities, including the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course that the hotel overlooks. The rooms range in size from 50 m2 to 145 m2, and a number of suites are for sale. The hotel is set to become the jewel in the crown of the development, according to architecture firm Boogertman and Partners. boogertman.com, thehoughton.com

BIG BUILDING BLOCKS

 LEGO House in Billund, Denmark, is a shining example of creative thinking expressed in an architectural narrative. The philosophy of the world’s favourite children’s toy brand has always been one where play encourages innovation and creativity, and this is evident in the 23 m-tall, 12 000 m2 structure that looks like 21 huge overlapping LEGO blocks stacked atop one another. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and engineering company COWI, LEGO House is an experience centre, gallery and urban space with play zones, a café and restaurant, conference facilities and a public plaza. It is expected to attract about 250 000 visitors annually. big.dk, cowi.com, legohouse.com

 

BENMORE GETS MORE

Property developer Acsion has started construction on a 20-storey upmarket residential, retail and office development in Sandton called Acsiopolis. Situated on Benmore Road, it offers easy access to the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System and the Gautrain. It will feature six levels of underground parking with 1 400 bays. A large part of the total zoned area is allocated to short-term executive hotel-type apartments, which will be managed by Acsion’s property management company Anaprop. The project is due to be completed by the first quarter of 2019. acsionsa.co.za

Buy-to-let in Bryanston

Residential property developer HB Realty recently launched Bryanston Place, an exclusive development in the sought-after suburb between Sandton and Fourways. Comprised of only 20 freestanding two- and three- bedroom homes, it is being launched as a buy-to-rent development that can expect a rental yield per unit of between R20 000 and R27 000 per month. Proximity to Sandton, fibre connectivity and a state-of-the-art security system are among the desirable features. The residences have optional staff quarters, and pets are allowed. At the time of going to press eight units were still available; occupation is set for the third quarter of 2018. hbrealty.co.za/development/bryanston-place

Credits: Photo: Supplied, Text: Genevieve Putter

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