The newly launched ‘Hyde Park House’ is a forward-thinking property development in Hyde Park which aims to bring together the best of the city and the suburbs by striking a balance between energy and tranquillity, and privacy and community.
It is the result of a considered, deliberate approach to tie the development to its surroundings. This entailed consulting the neighbours and community, retaining some of the existing architecture and keeping as many existing trees as possible.
The developer presented us with the problem of the need to maximise the bulk with a limitation on the permissible number of units. Our solution was to have small apartments at the back of the site, and 250 square meter clusters at the front of the site. This solution binds the development better with the surrounding urban fabric.
Shared amenities are central to the concept of Hyde Park House, as the development seeks to disrupt the status quo of the traditional Johannesburg suburb by combining public and private living with gardens, art, culture and urbanism. Amenities include a sculpture garden, a club house, a pool area, an urban farm, a children’s playground, and an outdoor gym facility.
The mix of studios, 1 – 3 bedroom apartments and standalone houses caters to various needs while creating dynamism and interest within the development. The design of each unit has been individually considered to optimise natural light, views and access to unique amenities, whilst maintaining privacy.