Shortens Country Estate

The first phase of 47 residential units in the new Shortens Country Estate development, have now been completed with 44 of these properties being transferred and occupied by both purchasers and tenants. Only three one bedroom units are still available and the prices for these remaining units now include a range of domestic appliances as standard- a flat screen TV, washing machine, fridge-freezer and microwave. Specialist residential property developer Morgan Creek Properties 307 Pty Ltd, part of the successful Morgan Creek Properties Group of Companies ( the MCProps Group ), has produced an exciting, apartment-lifestyle concept with a mix of 1,2 and 3 bedroom units. The Estate is conveniently located in close proximity to the fast-growing town of Ballito, north of the new King Shaka/La Mercy Airport and adjacent to the well known Umhlali Country Club Golf and Country Club. The second phase of 55 units has just been launched.

This gated estate, with hi-tec, fingerprint-operated access control and perimeter fence electrification, will eventually comprise a total of 135 luxury apartments, including the historic farmhouse. Burglar guards are fitted as standard throughout and community facilities now include a clubhouse and communal swimming pool. Although the Estate contains a number of mature indigenous trees and vegetation, the Developer has planted significant additional landscaping to provide habitats and canopy corridors for local birdlife and small mammals. A network of footpaths will meander through the Estate providing residents with opportunities for exercise and bird watching in exceptional surroundings. A water feature is also to be provided in the third phase.

Indicative of the global move towards environmental responsibility, a waste-handling area for the sorting of domestic refuse has been constructed at the gatehouse. The Developer's vision is to create a secure and tranquil haven for owners, residents and for bird and small wildlife alike, so no dogs or cats are allowed at Shortens. However as there is no need for internal fencing, this omission will add to the park-like feel of the development. Owners will be encouraged to landscape their own Exclusive Use Areas within the parameters of a controlled palette of indigenous plants and as specified by the Landscaping Consultant. Low-level post and rail fencing will be provided by the Developer to define these private gardens. A strong Environmental Management Plan has been developed and is already in place to control the development during the development phase and afterwards.

Designed by well-respected Michael Douglas of Michael Douglas Design Associates cc, Shortens apartments provide a comprehensive range of different-sized and priced units, representing excellent value for money, together with single or double garages. Generous exclusive use areas of varying sizes are allocated to all ground floor units. Whilst themed in line with the existing Natal Colonial Architecture, Michael Douglas has designed a clean, contemporary look for the units. Internal specifications provide for a range of modern finishes, including fitted kitchens with stainless steel cooker appliances, built in bedroom cupboards, integrated bathrooms and tiled floors throughout. The Developer is providing one DSTV dish per apartment building and optional extras include for kitchen upgrades.

For more information, please contact Angeline Crickmay on the below details.
Work: 032 947 0499
Fax: 032 947 0499
Cell: 082 576 9391

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