When it comes to our every day lives, how things are designed can either make us more efficient or slow us down. Good design has the power to not only improve our lives, but to change the world, as we know it. Blok considers design as form and function living seamlessly together, and strives to create apartments that are as beautiful as they are practical.
Blok is more than a property brand. It’s an opportunity to rediscover urban living. Each apartment is designed and curated by passionate urban dwellers themselves and this understanding produces a product that delivers on every aspect of city living.
One of Blok’s most innovative ideas to date is their independent living concept, EIGHTONN, aimed at creating new urban homes along Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard for a more mature clientele looking to make the most of their retirement.
“Independent living is designed to surpass traditional retirement expectations by enriching and enhancing every facet of residents’ lives. It empowers residents to maintain their high standards of living in a beautifully designed home that also offers long-term care,” explains Blok Managing Director, Jacques van Embden.
Boasting spacious one, two and three-bedroom apartments, EIGHTONN also offers residents a holistic care package that includes a concierge available to assist residents and coordinate various services and activities on-site.
In keeping with other modern building features, the development provides wellness amenities, such as a rooftop wellness studio and pool for all to enjoy. “Communal living has always been the cornerstone of our design ethos, and with EIGHTONN we were able to take this further by designing a number of communal spaces and features that promise to enhance the vibrant life people are accustomed to. Luxurious social amenities such as a communal dining area and deli, as well as an inviting garden, will provide residents more opportunities to interact with their neighbours, entertain guests and family. It’s not just an apartment, it’s a lifestyle,” added van Embden.
EIGHTONN’s location between the tranquil Atlantic Ocean and vibrant Main Road provides convenient access to a number of public amenities that encourage an active lifestyle such as sandy beaches, tidal pools, a promenade perfect for sunset strolls and a bustling abundance of eateries and shops lining Sea Point’s main strip.
Blok was mindful of the current climate challenges within the Cape and have included a rain water harvesting system, borehole connection and filtration system into the design of the building and water-wise fittings and appliances that foster sustainable living habits.
“Over the past year, I have had the pleasure of watching EIGHTONN evolve into a ground- breaking independent living development that promises to cater to what up until now had been a largely under-serviced segment of the Atlantic Seaboard, and look forward to taking people on a bold new step forward on their urban living journey,” concluded van Embden.