Blok’s first development: FOURonC
03 SEPTEMBER 2014
SummaryFOURonC is the inaugural development from new brand on the property (ahem) block, Blok. The building is situated at 4 Clarens Road in Sea Point, and, as the first one of the Blok developments, is the poster-child for the urban, curated living concept that they promote.
There are a total of 14 units in the FOURonC development; 3 of which are duplexes and 2 penthouses, ranging in size from 114 – 258 square metres, and the project breaks ground in February 2015 with occupancy estimated for April 2016.
The apartments are beautifully designed and well-considered spaces. Units have planned braai and outside entertainment areas that aren’t simply an after-thought space on a patio, there are also planters to green up the balconies and create a vertical garden, bio-ethanol fireplaces, and some of the apartments even have built-in daybeds to make the most of the incredible Promenade views and Sea Point sunsets (and sunrises for the early birds). Oak floors, Smeg appliances and fireplaces all come standard- not as extras that need to be added at additional cost.
We believe strongly in what we call third spaces and the pivotal role they play in apartment design; the areas like the home bars and home office spaces that turn an apartment into a home, something that is distinctly lacking in developments in SA. Each unit's kitchen is the heart of the home and wherever possible allowance has been made for tucked-away sculleries that enable owners to enjoy entertaining without constant cleaning to keep up appearances, as well as generous allowance to fit all of the necessary appliances.
The building will have a 24-hour concierge whose duty extends beyond ensuring the building is safe, every unit has at least one secure off-street parking bay and half of the building is allocated two bays.
Blok believes that urban communities are the way forward in an era where space, much like time, is one of our most precious commodities. FOURonC is situated in a bustling part of Sea Point, and as a Blok resident in this thriving neighbourhood, home most definitely won’t stop at the front door.
"Thoughtfulness is at the centre of our entire design process, and it is with this in mind that we can confidently state that urban community living is the way forward for those like-minded individuals that recognize the opportunity that city living presents; the convenience to all amenities, the lock-up-and-go lifestyle, security, sense of community and more." Jacques van Embden, the man behind Blok and himself an urban resident for the last three years.
Blok is an urban property developer that operates in Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard and CBD. Thoughtfully designed spaces echo their design ethos of “four walls make an apartment, but not necessarily a home”; instead Blok has chosen to deliver apartments with considered spaces such as home offices, fireplaces, daybeds and bars; in the aim of building modern urban homes that are thoughtfully designed.
Beyond the front door, Blok has undertaken to make a lasting and meaningful contribution to the neighbourhoods in which it develops. By getting involved in Crime ‘n Grime initiatives as well as upliftment projects that benefit not only Blok owners, but their neighbours.
With sales to date of R925m+, as well as successful urban intervention projects including the installation of the Blade bicycle parking system on the Sea Point Promenade and Thornhill Park revamp in Greenpoint opposite their SEVENONT development, amongst others; Blok is no longer the newcomer in the property scene, but a serious contender that is making waves with their urban focus and community ethos.
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