A fulfilled life is one lived in harmony with nature and other people. It requires us to
balance the universal needs of family, community and connection to the natural world
to find a unique expression that is true to who we each are.

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

Laozi

A place to live
authentically

Broadmead is a place where you experience true connection to your neighbours, surroundings and natural world. The concept draws on what came before – from the site, in the landscape and in the area – but it is also conscious of the way we live today. It gives residents the freedom to live in a grounded and real way in the heart of Kloof. The Harburn family grew up in this way in the original manor house and, now with twin brother siblings Chris and Steve as the current custodians of the property, the vision is to re-create that ethos for a new generation.

“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a
genuine interest in all the details of daily life.”

William Morris

A craftsman’s
approach

By taking principles from the style and intent of the original Arts and Crafts manor house, Broadmead will create its sense of place. It is not about replicating the look of the house but rather embracing the reverence for material and a seamless placement in the landscape. In this founding phase, residents will build their own homes guided by a set of considered architectural guidelines. Working with either the estate’s development architect or their own professionals, owners are able to interpret what this way of life means for their families as they create a home that is uniquely theirs.

“No house should ever be on a hill or on anything.
It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house
should live together each the happier for the other.”

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

Nature and
nurture

Half of the estate is dedicated to an accessible conservancy, with an overall landscaping concept that blurs the boundary between the natural and developed elements. The guidelines for homeowners’ gardens follow a similar spirit, emphasising indigenous, natural planting and property boundaries that blend into their surroundings. Living close to the natural world is also considered in a very modern context too in terms of infrastructure for shared resource economies, like a smart power grid.

“Nature, too, shall have its own life. Yet we should attempt to bring nature, houses, and human beings together into a higher unity.”

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

Creating
community

The desire for families to come together and live in communities with shared mind-sets and beliefs springs from a deep drive within us. Broadmead gives residents a place to do this in the modern South African context. The whole concept balances freedom and openness with security and privacy. Plots are considered so they knit together in a way that leaves no land wasted, but at the same time means each home can create a sense of containment. The estate is also well-connected to the rest of the Highway area and beyond.

Sales & Enquiries

To find out about crafting your own home at Broadmead, please get in touch. We would love the opportunity to walk you through the site so you can experience this unique place for yourself.