Between the mountains and the sea, a new residential development promises a luxury lifestyle at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Aptly named The Azure, it will offer blue sky living – in every sense – to all who call it home.
The Azure is Horizon Capital Residential’s newest development, offering four bespoke residences situated in the heart of Camps Bay. The exclusive development is nestled between Lion’s Head, the Twelve Apostles and Camps Bay beach. The natural beauty of these landmarks makes it easy to imagine the area before it grew to become one of South Africa’s most sophisticated seaside destinations. Situated in the ‘village’ of Camps Bay, The Azure offers the convenience of being within 100 metres walking distance of the beach and Camps Bay Promenade, where one can find an array of fine restaurants, bars and cafés. After an evening’s fine dining and entertainment, one can stroll back to the quiet sophistication and luxury that defines The Azure.
Horizon Capital, a boutique property firm, specialises in local and offshore property investment, management and development. Currently Horizon Capital Residential is at completion stage of four other high-quality residential developments in Observatory, Vredehoek, Sea Point and Cape Town centre. David Sedgwick, Horizon Capital Residential’s managing director, comments, “Horizon Capital Residential focuses on designing and developing high-quality residential buildings and residences that meet the practical needs of future owners. The buildings and residences represent a commitment to conscious living, where design is crafted with mindful intent to create spaces that suit the modern lifestyle.”
The Azure sits on a super-basement structure at the back of the property that offers each residence secure access, a private storeroom and two basement parking bays. The two residences on the mountain side of the development also offer private lift access.
Each residence provides an open-plan lounge, dining room, family room and four en-suite bedrooms. The master suite has generous proportions that include a walk-in closet and a beautifully crafted bathroom with underfloor heating, heated towel rails, dual basins and an exquisite free-standing bath. The air-conditioning provided throughout ensures that the perfect cool temperature can be maintained in Cape Town’s summer months, while the colder winter evenings can be enjoyed in front of the comfort of the built-in, closed-combustion fireplace.
The bespoke chef’s kitchens all incorporate separate sculleries and fully integrated SMEG appliances such as a 900mm oven, with a hob and extractor fan, a dual integrated fridge/freezer, a dishwasher, an integrated microwave oven, a tumble dryer and a washing machine. In addition to being aesthetically beautiful with a blend of natural wood and stone, the kitchens are functional, warm and comfortable, making them a perfect spot to prepare a meal while entertaining friends and family.
In the development, emphasis has been placed on exactly this: having large, open-plan living and entertaining areas where there is a seamless transition between the indoors and the outdoors. A number of green initiatives and technologies were introduced during the design phase of The Azure. The development boasts an alternative well-point water supply, a heat pump with solar water heating, solar-heated swimming pools and water-efficient fittings.
“The development has been designed to respond to the elements, using deep balconies and screens that shade floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors. This prevents unwanted heat gain while maximising natural light to each room. Horizon Capital Residential has considered the end user in every aspect of the design to ensure not only that each exclusive residence functions well, but also that the architectural aesthetic of the development remains timeless,” says John Witter, CEO of Horizon Capital.
Security was a key consideration and The Azure comes with CCTV cameras with 24-hour monitoring, an integrated alarm system with panic buttons, outdoor motion sensors and electric fencing. Each residence will also contain fibre internet connectivity and DStv points, and an integrated home speaker option will be made available.
Nature and the magnificent views surrounding the site were all contemplated during the design phase of the development. At the heart of each home is a green space – a waterwise garden or a courtyard – that continues nature’s presence into the interior.
Jon Jacobson and his team from Metropolis Design were the appointed architects for the development, which has been a work in progress for a number of years, going through much refinement along the way.
“Our designs were inspired by the surrounding landscape of weathered sandstone cliffs and surrounding beaches. We wanted to give the quintessential Camps Bay experience by blurring the boundaries between the exterior and the interior, immersing people in the landscape. But connecting each residence to all the surrounding views turned out to be the key challenge. Exposing them to the north sun while providing them with wind-protected entertainment areas defined the shape and configuration of each building around natural courtyards. The challenge we set ourselves was to create exceptional spaces, ensuring that each residence has unique characteristics that make it attractive and meaningful to live in.”
“The Azure offers a rare opportunity to buy a substantial lock-up-and-go or permanent residence with an expansive lifestyle and beautiful views. The combination of these views, generous spaces and classic contemporary architecture will ensure that these resi-dences retain their lifestyle value and never date,” adds David.
Construction is set to commence in autumn 2018, with planned completion in mid-2019. Sophisticated and relaxed, contemporary yet timeless, each residence accentuates the beauty of its natural surroundings. With Lion’s Head rising to the north, The Azure is backed by the majestic Twelve Apostles mountains and looks towards the Atlantic Ocean, the perfect setting at the tip of Africa. For more information and to enquire about The Azure, visit www.TheAzure.capetown or call Horizon Capital Residential on +27 (0)21 425 8586. V