With the completion of the first home in Brooklyn, Ballito is on the brink of establishing a new community-focused neighbourhood. An initiative by the Slater’s, a family with its roots firmly entrenched in the property market, Brooklyn is the first phase of The Loop precinct – a four-phase project offering a combination of residential, retail and retirement options.
“The completion of the first home, gatehouse and clubhouse at Brooklyn is the catalyst for the entire precinct that we aim to create. Our fundamental vision for The Loop is to offer ‘something for everyone’, regardless of life-stage. With this in mind, developments within the lifestyle precinct will include Brooklyn, The Loop Residence, The Loop Village and Hemingways,” explains John Slater, Director of Painted Black Properties.
Slater came across the agricultural farm land in 2007, when it was sold by the Hullet family. The first phase was sub-divided and developed into an industrial park, and the remainder of the land was zoned for residential and commercial use. In 2013 the contemporary lifestyle precinct called ‘The Loop’ was conceptualised, with ground being broken shortly thereafter to start the services and infrastructure.
Slater continues, “Historically Ballito was known for being a small interconnected town, where the village really encompassed the heart of the community. With the significant growth in and around Ballito, this characteristic is often overlooked. Brooklyn and, more specifically, The Loop will restore this former charm and ultimately reinvigorate a sense of community”.
Brooklyn is an exclusive and contemporary residential estate comprising 41 three and four-bedroom homes. Offering the discerning buyer a secure, beautifully appointed, family-oriented estate, residents are able to enjoy a natural outdoor setting and, once The Loop Village is complete, can wind down at a selection of coffee shops and restaurants or have their convenience shopping needs met at the village deli as well as an assortment of other boutique offerings.
With stands ranging from 415m² to 1314m², the estate is characterised by contemporary design, spacious living areas, high ceilings and upmarket finishes. The homes also offer large gardens and outdoor spaces, which is ideal estate for families, both young and old.
“We are extremely confident that Brooklyn and The Loop as a whole will be an absolute success, and we look forward to completing more homes in Brooklyn, and to launching the next phase for The Loop in 2016,” ends Slater.