Top class eco estate takes root in Maritzburg
A limited number of homes are due to be built at the Rockydale Eco Estate in Pietermaritzburg in order to minimise the environmental impact of the development.

Albie Timmerman of marketing agency Homenet 1st Realtors says the developers also want to avoid the “cookie cutter” look by making sure homes are spread out and individually designed.

All stands are sectional title with exclusive use areas and are generously proportioned at between 650sqm and 1000sqm. A contemporary Tuscan-like style has been employed and prices for building packages including stands range between R1,8m and R2,3m.

Situated on the outskirts of KwaZulu-Natal’s capital city, Rockydale is ideally situated to take advantage of the area’s natural attractions without forfeiting the convenience of town life. The estate derives its name from its rocky surrounds and only 35 units will be made available. Man-made dams and walkways also feature and the premises will be fully secured.

Says Timmerman: “Rockydale epitomises luxury country living and offers residents the opportunity to get back to their roots in style. All the gardens are landscaped and only indigenous plants have been utilised. Various other eco-friendly initiatives have been employed which will limit the effect on the environment.”

Special emphasis has been placed on quality and buyers can pick and choose from a range of superior finishes and floor plans. Each home features a timber deck, large, open veranda, high ceilings and a fireplace. Natural stone and earth-coloured tones will be used throughout and every home is positioned to overlook the green belt and city.

The estate is being developed by Fairfield Developers and designed by Michael Douglas who was instrumental in the design of a number of other well known residential developments including La Domain in Hillcrest, Brenton Wood Forest in Ballito and Sunset Valley at Umhlanga Rocks.

Rockydale has been well received, several of the first 12 units already sold. Locals downscaling to a secure environment without compromising on their quality of life make up the majority of buyers to date.

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