EIGHTONN18th Oct 2019
A new boutique approach to independent living
With an exceptional approach to comfort and wellness, independent living is designed to surpass traditional retirement living expectations by enriching and enhancing every facet of residents’ lives.
Developments like EIGHTONN especially appeal to people who want to maintain their high standards of living and continue to live in a beautifully designed home that offers long-term care, should the need arise, as opposed to conventional retirement facilities.
As with any residential property, location is key and EIGHTONN allows residents to remain in the neighborhood that they have considered home for years and is close to shopping centres as well as dining and entertainment amenities.
EIGHTONN offers modern apartments that accommodate various needs with a variety of floor plans and thoughtful design to maximise the available living space. Person-centered care is also a defining factor and health concerns are monitored by highly trained professionals while support is provided based on individual wants, needs and preferences.
Independent living also encourages life’s lighter side and EIGHTONN has luxury social amenities that encourage a communal living experience such as a wellness studio, dining areas and even a deli.
EIGHTONN promises to provide a more unique urban living experience that better serves your needs.
EIGHTONN encompasses a new boutique approach to independent living by providing highly accessible and spacious one, two and three-bedroom apartments for more mature clientele who are looking for a future-facing modern home in the Atlantic Seaboard.
With an exceptional approach to comfort and wellness, each apartment features the high spec from Blok that you have come to know and expect such as warm oak flooring and kitchens complete with state-of-the-art Smeg appliances.
EIGHTONN is designed for convenience as well as social luxury and will boast shared facilities such as a rooftop wellness studio and pool, a deli and a social area; all situated within the community that you have always lived in.
In keeping with modern building features, EIGHTONN offers a holistic care package that includes an on-site building manager and care services that accommodate the current and future needs of residents in addition to security services, high-speed internet and water-wise fittings and appliances that residents and the planet can be proud of.
Framed on one side by the tranquil tides of the Atlantic Ocean and the vibrancy of Main Road on the other, EIGHTONN’s location provides convenient access to a number of amenities that encourage an active lifestyle such as sandy beaches, tidal pools, a promenade perfect for sunset strolls as well as a bustling abundance of eateries and shops lining Sea Point’s main strip.
The Care Package
One of the many benefits of staying along the Atlantic Seaboard is the access to a number of health and wellness amenities it provides.
From yoga and pilates studios along Main Road to walking and cycling paths in Green Point Park, there are an endless amount of active ways to experience the neighbourhood.
EIGHTONN also offers residents wellness amenities closer to home such as a rooftop wellness studio to help keep you fit, a garden for quiet contemplation and pool to wash away your worries after a long day.
The building boasts on-site services to enhance your independent living experience. A care concierge will be available to assist you during the day and coordinate various services and activities on-site. The building’s ground floor is also home to a convenient deli with a delightful assortment of pastries and refreshments, as well as a dining area to socialise.
EIGHTONN’s location ensures you will be close to a number of health services and specialists based in Sea Point such as pharmacies and physiotherapists.
- Wheelchair accessible
- High-speed fibre internet
- Pet friendly
- Water-intelligent fittings
- Rainwater harvesting system
- Borehole connection & filtration system
Apartments all feature:
- Oak flooring
- Undertile heating
- Smeg appliances:
- Electric stove top and oven
- Built-in joinery:
- TV unit, desks and BICs
- With the option of bar units, servers, feature shelves and customisable BICs
Priced from R 3 995 000
With the entire suburb, from the mountainside to the ocean cascading downhill via avenues and tucked-away roads, Sea Point is aptly named. Hugging the Atlantic Seaboard and only a few kilometres from the Cape Town CBD, it thrums to an energy all of its own as it somehow manages to capture the spirit and character of a quaint coastal town, while embracing the rhythm and buzz of urban living.
Beyond the quiet of your new home at EIGHTONN, the neighbourhood basks in colour and sound and you’ll soon be finding your new favourite spots, seeing familiar faces and exploring its open urban spaces.
EIGHTONN is in browsing distance of a myriad of boutique stores as well as an eclectic mix of restaurants and public spaces, creating an intriguing cityscape just waiting to be discovered. Every conceivable type of bistro, café and restaurant – from old family favourites to the latest on Cape Town’s social scene – can be found along Sea Point’s iconic Main and Beach Roads, which are also peppered with a seemingly endless array of establishments embodying the vibrancy of the area.
You can’t talk about Sea Point without mentioning its famous promenade or “The Prom” as the locals fondly call it, which attracts fitness fanatics, strollers, pet lovers, and families alike who all come to enjoy the fresh spray and air of the Atlantic. And that – at the heart of it – is ultimately the point of Sea Point. There’s always something to do here, even if you just want to sit and do nothing on one of the benches.
In The Neighbourhood
Artem – 458 Steps from EIGHTONN
Just a short walk away from EIGHTONN and conveniently situated on Sea Point’s Main Road you’ll find ARTEM (formally The Adelphi Centre).
ARTEM means “to conceal art in its original form” and the centre is now more of a cosmopolitan galleria than your average grocer, combining art and shopping to offer you a wide selection of stores and experiences.
Once a cinema, the building was converted and reopened as a shopping centre in 1974. It’s since been expanded and renovated with black and white marble throughout, beautiful lighting, hand-crafted brass balustrades and a dramatic lobby entrance which are just a few examples of what can be expected.
La Perla – 458 Steps from EIGHTONN
Forty-five years ago La Perla Restaurant opened its doors on Sea Point’s beautiful beachfront and instantly became a significant Cape Town landmark.
The restaurant has a life of its own, as current owner Baylon Sandri, son of founder Emiliano Sandri, explains to us.
La Perla is all about the atmosphere, the style and consistently good food – a typical Italian seaside restaurant brought to the shorefront of Cape Town.
Green Point Urban Park
For over three decades, Cape Town City officials held onto a vision for a 107 hectare “People’s Common” and in 2011 the dream became a reality. At the heart of the Common is the 12.5 hectare Green Point Urban Park designed to cater for all ages and all cultures who share one common love: an urban community space. Let the footprints in the ground and the informational boards guide you, and enjoy the chance to play outdoors and learn about biodiversity. At the heart of the Atlantic Seaboard the Green Point Urban Park enhances the surrounding urban environment.
The Development Team
Jacques van Embden – Co-founder and Managing Director of Blok
The site of Blok’s eleventh development, EIGHTONN, gave us the opportunity to make a new and more inclusive contribution to the urban fabric of the Atlantic Seaboard.
Over the past year, I have had the pleasure of watching EIGHTONN evolve into a ground-breaking independent living concept that promises to cater to what up until now had been a largely under-serviced portion of the Atlantic Seaboard.
Marco van Embden – Co-founder and Chairman of Blok
Having spent a large portion of my life living along Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard, Sea Point has always been home to me. Over the years I have watched this community grow and change and am excited by the opportunity our new independent living concept will provide for the community.
An exclusive offering on the Atlantic Seaboard, this concept aims to provide a more mature and discerning market luxury one, two and three-bedroom urban apartments. The generous size of EIGHTONN’s apartments ensure that residents are able to live full lives entertaining guests and family in the privacy of their own home.
Erik Janse van Rensburg & Eric van den Berg – WAUW Architects
One of the main determinants that impacted the design of EIGHTONN was the fact that the site is flanked by two roads, Norfolk and Wisbeach. This affected both the aesthetic and functional nature of the building.
From a functional perspective it presented an opportunity for dual entrances for both vehicles and pedestrians. Due to Norfolk Road’s pedestrian friendly nature and more direct links to Beach and Main Road, it was chosen as the primary pedestrian entrance with parking secondary. Alternately, Wisbeach Road hosts the primary vehicular entrance to the basement parking with a secondary entrance to the building.