Midrand’s latest luxury properties
Which factors, features, aspects, and elements of a prospective property are important to you, as a luxury property buyer in Midrand, the growing midpoint between the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria in the Gauteng province?
When one has the means to purchase property in the luxury sector, you find that some aspects of properties’ appeal are universal and commonplace amongst all buyers, irrespective of income, while the lists of other factors that are important to individual purchasers will vary to a greater extent, far more so in the luxury sector. This is the sector in which Fine & Country South Africa specialises
Luxury likes and wants
If you’re able to afford luxury, you’re able to pick and choose according to your wants and wishes. In the luxury sector, there’s a great deal of emphasis on preference, personal taste and style, exclusivity, quality, finishes, and luxury – things the buyer wants to have and enjoy, rather than merely what they need.
The halfway crossroads
Today, Midrand features its own share of record-breaking and luxury property developments, a complete departure from what this area once was, both in the distant past as well as in living memory. Before being named Midrand, the area was called Halfway House, a name which still exists, applied to the old CBD.
Halfway House was the midpoint along the route between Johannesburg and Pretoria, originally travelled by ox wagon and subsequently by the Zeederberg coach company, which transported travellers in horse- or mule-drawn carriages between the two cities. By either means, the journey was a long one.
This halfway stopping point was a perfect spot at which to rest, and feed and water the draught animals, as well as for coach passengers to step down, stretch their legs, have refreshments, and rest a while, before continuing the journey. Incidentally, Halfway House or the centre of Midrand is nowadays also approximately halfway between Kempton Park in the east and Kyalami in the west, so Midrand actually forms a crossroads of northern, southern, western, and eastern routes.
Midrand’s latest luxury property developments
- Reportedly the biggest of its kind in the southern hemisphere, the Nizamiye Masjid or Nizamiye Mosque, which officially opened in 2012, has become a tourist attraction in Midrand. The architecture is an awe inspiring example of classic Islamic Ottoman elegance and luxury. The magnificent mosque was inspired by a 16th century Ottoman mosque complex in Edirne, Turkey. Midrand’s grand, luxurious mosque’s main halls accommodate 6 000 worshippers, and they’re called to prayer from four 55-metre tall minarets.
- The Mall of Africa represents the latest in luxury shopping, entertainment, and lifestyle design. It’s the largest mall in South Africa that has been constructed in a single phase. Mall of Africa began welcoming shoppers in 2016. So great was the public interest, that on the day of opening, severe traffic congestion occurred in all four directions of the compass (and Midrand’s crossroads). The mall features sections that were inspired by various parts of the African continent – the Sahara Desert, the African Great Lakes, the rich mineral wealth of South Africa, the Western African oil deposits, and the Central Africa rain forests.
- Luxury residential estates and properties, notably the Waterfall Estate, which incorporates various lifestyles – estates that include Waterfall Country Lifestyle Estate, Waterfall Equestrian Estate, and Waterfall Hills Retirement Estate, all within an immense enclosed estate and conveniently close to the Mall of Africa and numerous other facilities.
There so much that’s new, innovative, and luxurious in Midrand’s vibrant property market that necessitates the dedicated expertise, experience, assistance, and knowledge of a Fine & Country South Africa estate agent. We know our market and we know luxury Midrand properties. We look forward to getting to know you and your requirements too.