Internationally ranked lifestyle estate, Steyn City, marked the opening of its vibrant retail elements at its flagship City Centre including the recently unveiled retail stores in the City Centre’s piazzas.
- Envisaged as a modern take on urban living, City Centre is an entirely pedestrianised development.
- The City Centre is equipped with both a backup generator and piped gas, so that residents are spared interruptions to their daily activities.
- Complete with water slides, kayaks and pedalos and a snack kiosk, the 300m lagoon is a standout attraction.
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Newly built apartments and a variety of retail establishments may be found on the top of the Steyn City City Centre’s piazza. One of them is the Seattle Coffee Company, which has been serving espressos, cappuccinos, and freezachinos for the past 18 months and is already well-established in the Steyn City neighborhood.
Meeting at Seattle has become a much-loved tradition among local cyclists who use Steyn City’s 50km MTB trail, as well as among those who need a convenient place for business meetings or are simply looking for a delectable cup of coffee. The parkland residence was the first gated community to welcome the brand.
Then there is Paul’s Homemade Ice-Cream, a name that is undoubtedly well-known to people who enjoy sweet things. More than just a scoop of ice cream may be found at Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream in Steyn City – Paul’s test kitchen chief churners have put a lot of effort into producing a variety of delicious treats, including pastries, waffles with melted chocolate, and luscious vegan ice cream.
The brand is a natural fit for the City Centre, and for Steyn City as a whole, given the development’s significant emphasis on family life. And since Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream is located just a stone’s throw from the lagoon – where water slides and pedaloes are the stuff of happy days – life just became even sweeter.
Café Del Sol, a much-loved upmarket Italian restaurant, has found its element in the City Centre’s piazza. This al fresco eatery is set to delight with a celebration of Italian flavours and selection of apertifs and fine wines from the bar – but there is far more on offer than the delicious dishes, based on family recipes that have been passed down generations.
Look out for Café del Sol’s Neapolitan pizzas, with their airy, light crust, hot from the on-site pizza oven.
Then there are the new designer apartments! The one-bedroomed apartment designed by Jovic Interiors has been planned with a careful eye to space: it’s clean and clutter-free but enriched with the addition of small details that beguile the eye and capture the imagination. This not only ensures that the space is adaptable, but also reflects the texture that is present in nature – the inspiration of the design.
Elegant and modern are words that come to mind when viewing the three bedroomed apartment by Bilala Mabuza and her team at Cocoon Lifestyle. Minimalist design ensures that it is the materials in the spotlight: oak, stone, metal and leather, all coming together to create a cool colour palette, with moody grey-blue-green tones complementing the view of the lagoon outside.
Whether a one, two, three or four-bedroomed single or double storey apartment, each City Centre home boasts rooms large enough to accommodate a king size bed. Integrated Gaggenau appliances in the blu_line kitchens and Kohler sanitaryware elevate each apartment to ensure luxe living, while double glazed windows and climate control are standard. They even come fitted with an elevator! Add to this ‘always-on’ living, load-shedding is virtually non-existent thanks to back-up generators as well as a water reservoir and piped gas to each home.
The City Centre has paid equal attention to the basement, an area that’s typically neglected in most developments. Providing covered parking for over 2’000 vehicles, this space ensures easy navigation with 18 unique cores ensuring that residents are able to identify their entrance with ease, while greenery and cut-outs make for an airy space. Security is assured with biometric access and a concierge service located at each core reception.
With the City Centre providing a rental option, followed by the innovative ‘rent to own’ model earlier this year, this community comprises a mix of buyers and lessees. The uptake of the ‘rent to own’ model – which enables residents to rent as per usual for two years, after which they are able to purchase their home – has been especially successful.
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