Size from 208m² to 319m²
Applegarth is more than an exclusive private gated estate, it is an unexpected sanctuary.
Applegarth is a boutique private estate of 30 houses on three hectares. Applegarth is more than an exclusive gated estate, it is an unexpected sanctuary. Once a small subsistence farm, Applegarth maintains its rural atmosphere with a fertile greenbelt dominating the middle of site and established trees standing proud throughout.
A sheltered, well-kept secret steeped in character and a rich natural heritage.
Set on the sunny north facing slopes above Hout Bay, Applegarth is both accessible, and private. It holds all the promise of the enviable rural Hout Bay lifestyle, while meeting the demands of the modern urban family.
Water and Energy
The developer is conscious of the water scarcity we experience in the Western Cape and homeowners are encouraged to treat municipal drinking water accordingly. A borehole on site will be used to water the common landscaped areas, which will be planted in indigenous vegetation, and a full reticulation system for borehole water is included within the development to reduce consumption of treated municipal water. All erven will therefore have a separate connection for borehole water which can be used to irrigate gardens, which are to be planted with water-wise indigenous vegetation, and possibly also incorporated into other household uses as required.
Conscious of the energy footprint associated with the development, and also the increasing cost of utilities, houses have been designed to surpass the latest energy requirements of the updated Building Regulations with a combination of both passive and active energy saving measures. These not only increase comfort levels, but reduce energy consumption and the related monthly costs. In addition the orientation of the house, passive solar shading, additional underslab and roof insulation, LED lights and solar geysers are standard in every Applegarth home.
Heat pumps and other state of the art water heating packages, as well photovoltaic energy sources are available as optional extras and purchasers are encouraged to make use of these technologies.
Plot prices range from R2 200 000 to plot and plan R5 650 000
- The estate entrance and gate house, off Roan Avenue, has been designed with a robust security requirement in mind and will be monitored and manned 24/7. Systems will allow for swift movement in and out of estate whilst maintaining the security integrity of the estate.
High specification electrified security fencing (including fibre optic cabling) 2.6 metres high enclosing an internal security “no-go” zone on the perimeter of the estate which will be monitored around the clock by a combination of state- of-the- art thermal imaging and optical cameras.
The cameras are tamper proof and are supported by sophisticated hardware and software, which provides clear, detailed imagery in all weather conditions as well as throughout the night - any activations are identified, analysed and reported on within a matter of seconds by security on-site and also remotely with live, independent off site monitoring by dedicated professionals providing the comfort of an extra layer of security.
Depending on the type of activation a competent response is dispatched to scrutinize the situation, ensuring a safe outcome for all residence. (Strategically positioned speakers to challenge intruders will serve as a highly effective deterrent.)
Biometric fingerprint access control for residents and scanning of driver’s license/ID’s of contractors and visitors complements the CCTV installation and ensures that access to the development is monitored and recorded.
A vehicle license plate capture recognition system will be installed with infrared camera and software adding a third risk mitigation tier to the estates security offering.
In addition to the technological components, particular attention has been given to the human element - written procedures and processes which will be entrenched with security personnel and service providers associated with the estate. Estate security personnel will be monitored and measured against industry standard SLA's to ensure the quality of service remains constant and in line with the required standards to ensure a safe estate environment.The limited number of homes, bold contemporary architectural style, and single manned entrance create an exclusive boutique atmosphere and ensures a superior standard of secure and convenient living on the estate.
- The landscaping embraces the natural patterns of streams and also the existing tree lines of this sylvan setting, and the shared green belt running through the estate includes walking paths, benches and a protected wetland – space to breathe and reconnect with those close to you, and with nature.
- The ethos of a gentle footprint and sustainability is evident through the planning from architecture to landscaping. Set against a high, north-facing slope means there is easy access to mountain water through a borehole, and plenty of sunlight for solar generated energy. Both the hard and soft landscaping is sensitive to the existing environment right down to the variety of road surfaces, and security, which is a priority, has been cleverly planned so as not to deter from the natural beauty of the site.
Constantia Main Road,
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