Moved to the North Coast, but still need a space in Joburg?
This must be the ultimate address!
We love a bit of self-confidence. Aiming high and wanting to be at the top of the game – any game – are, we think, strong, sexy traits. And Steyn City has never been shy about its goal of becoming the number one residential leisure development in the world. In the world! Nothing shy here. And with the launch of the City Centre, it has taken one step closer to reaching that objective. This new development boasts it’s setting new standards in urban apartment living.
Think more than 700 apartments and 11 luxurious penthouses in a completely pedestrianised zone. There’ll be treed piazzas spilling down a stepped hillside, which in time will be lined with bespoke retailers and restaurants, and rooftop swimming pools offering private spaces to relax in the sun.
There’s cutting-edge security technology – including triple biometrics, and the Centre’s own 24/7 security nerve centre. There’s the 2000-acre indigenous parkland with hundreds of thousands of planted trees and shrubs – so one of the biggest back gardens in the world!
The apartments represent the apex in luxe living, with each home boasting a unique floor layout. High ceilings, extra spacious rooms, double glazed windows and air-conditioning; some of the duplex apartments even have their own dedicated internal lifts. Other highlights include the Blu-line kitchens with appliances from Gaggenau (those of us who know our way around a kitchen are green with envy … this German brand is the bee’s knees when it comes to domestic appliances).
Leaving the apartments, there’s a mind-boggling selection of options for residents, from horse-riding at the world-class Equestrian Centre to golf at an 18-hole Nicklaus design championship golf course. In the parkland you’ll find a 45km promenade for jogging and walking – and since the track is well lit at night, there’s no question of having to cut short training because the sun is setting. There is also a fully equipped gym, outdoor exercise stations, and a purpose built 50 km MTB track.
To coax families away from screens, Steyn City has a number of children’s play nodes, from a skate park to an enchanted Pirate Ship, as well as the new lagoon, complete with beach-style Laguna kiosk, water slides, beach volleyball, pedalos and kayaks. Good grief. Every day’s a holiday here. Need more? Add in office space, Steyn City School Campus, and a helistop, so should you have to leave the property, you can escape the traffic!
Talking helis, traffic and cars, the centre has a super basement, big enough for 2000 cars, especially designed so that the piazzas and walkways are closed to traffic and are fully pedestrianised. Each lift core has its own signature design, made with different materials (mosaic, timber, granite and marble), so you’ll have a point of reference that prevents you getting lost. If you’re thinking run-of-the-mill dark, cramped and difficult to manoeuvre basements, think again. This super sub-basement is just as beautiful as the rest of the City Centre … spacious, with high roofs featuring cut-outs to create a sense of volume and bring in ventilation, and green lungs due to the densely planted trees and greenery creating a unique basement experience.
Not that you’d expect anything less from a development that recently made its appearance on the New World Wealth’s list of the world’s top 10 lifestyle estates.
Show apartments and penthouses showcase luxury living
Although the City Centre will be popular with those who’ve taken permanent advantage of the work-from-home option Covid’s given us, moved out of town and are looking for a glam lock-up-and-go spot for their Joburg visits, these really are magnificent residences and will be sought after as a permanent address.
But it is the opulently decorated show apartments and penthouses that truly stand as a showcase of luxury living. Steyn City enlisted the assistance of South Africa’s leading designers to create a signature look for the eight homes which form part of City Centre’s showcase, which are the apogee of style and sophistication.
In many of these homes, a special effort has been made to bring the outdoors in. This was certainly the case for Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens of Rech + Carstens , who focused on creating a home in the sky with an eclectic, individual style, which is made to live and grow with the inhabitant.
Stephen Falcke – Stephen Falcke Interior Design – meanwhile, applied his award-winning expertise to create a cosmopolitan, luxury sanctuary that would appeal to the super-rich in its unique palette of Eau de Nil, which mirrors the lagoon over which its views extend. Both penthouses boast their own private rooftop plunge pools, and private lift lobbies.
In her one-bedroom apartment, Urban Glam’s Ayesha Nobanda played off the grit of urban living with glamour and sophistication, while Amanda Elliott of Design Collective – whose three-bedroom duplex apartment stands out for its customised wallpaper designs – also played with contrasts, juxtaposing Manhattan-style apartment living with Steyn City’s parkland setting.
The Private House Company’s Yvonne O’Brien’s design philosophy – emphasising understated elegance – is clearly evidenced in her four-bedroom, duplex apartment which, again, is imbued with an accent on the luxurious.
Buzwe Mabuza of Design Dreams International took inspiration for his two-bedroom simplex apartment from the global citizen who feels as much at home at Steyn City as they do in New York or London, and Donald Nxumalo’s (Donald Nxumalo Interior Design) designer of a two-bedroom duplex apartment, feels the ideal homeowner is someone who values quality – not just the quality of their possessions, but quality of life.
Finally, Cocoon Lifestyle’s Bilala Mabuza added an unforgettable touch to her gorgeous three-bedroom apartment with the inclusion of pieces by some of South Africa’s most exciting up-and-coming-artists.