Cities change. Think about the Joburg CBD 40 years ago. Think about it 10 years ago.
Forty years ago, cows grazed where Sandton City stands. Although the landscape has changed some things have remained constant. Houghton has never gone out of style. When the CBD was the centre of Joburg’s financial universe, it was close enough to be convenient but far enough to be quiet and relaxed. And when the business hub moved to Sandton, it seemed to just swing around Houghton – offering Houghtonites a similar commute, just in the opposite direction.
And now Houghton’s got even better with the construction of The Houghton Residences. Unlike the old Houghton, The Houghton Residences is not a suburb: it’s a community of people who have earned the right to demand more from life – a place where people work hard, work smart, play hard and relax with intent – where the casual and luxury meld into one. And it’s all wrapped up in secure aerial estate.
The Houghton is built around a recognition of the modern lifestyle that seamlessly segues from work to play to home to gym. Superb conference facilities can bring the boardroom right to the front door, or with a clever flick of the furnishings, it’s a wedding or bar mitzvah venue. Of course, WiFi is a given.
The Houghton Residences and the Houghton Hotel transition smoothly into the golf course, which in turn blends with the neighbouring natural areas of The Wilds. It’s a green lung in what is a pretty green city anyhow. The Houghton Golf Club dates back to 1926, but the course layout has been significantly modernised by the iconic Jack Nicklaus, and is now one of South Africa’s premier golfing venues. The course has hosted no fewer than eight SA Open events, as well as being chosen as the venue for the prestigious Alfred Dunhill Championship.
State-of-the-art gyms, personal trainers and 7.9 km of illuminated jogging paths offer residents an excuse-free environment to keep up their cardio. And the pool and deli are the perfect, relaxed, venue to enjoy Joburg’s superb climate while chilling with friends, or perhaps taking some “me time” and finishing that best-selling novel – reading it, or writing it. Your choice.
Adjacent to, and intimately connected with, The Houghton Residences is the Houghton Hotel – a place of unparalleled luxury and service where dedicated staff attend to your every need. It’s a five-star personalised home – or perhaps a home away from home.
This unique precinct has been custom-built to deliver a living experience to discerning investors and business travellers alike, and a home to those who wish to extract only the best from the lifestyle alternatives that Johannesburg can offer.
They really have thought of everything. A team of professional drivers will transfer you safely around town in the comfort of luxury vehicles, giving you the opportunity to work while commuting, or just to take a few minutes to breathe and relax. It almost goes without saying there’s a fabulous coffee bar, a wonderful restaurant, a wine bar and lounge and a juice bar.
Investors can choose between three-bedroomed apartments, four-bedroomed apartments or garden apartments with their own garden space, covered patio and courtyard. Prices range from R 9 million up to the R 69 million for the prized penthouse.
The Houghton’s superb position offers ease of access to both the Northern Suburbs and the rapidly reviving CBD of this incredible city that has been, remains and will surely continue to be the economic powerhouse of Africa. And, of course, with easy access to the Gautrain, OR Tambo and Lanseria, it’s well positioned for forays into the rest of the continent and the world.
Author: Estate Living Magazine