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.
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.
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.
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.
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.