With 39 studio and penthouse apartments, The Harri blends co-working and co-living areas in Cape Town’s thriving East City precinct, a former gritty industrial-commercial area
In keeping with Cape Town’s booming co-working office market, The Harri development, combining residential living with co-working offices, will rise on Harrington Street in the thriving East City Precinct between the CBD and District Six next year.
“Interest by investors and potential owners in the East City Precinct development has been unprecedented,” says co-developer Jeff Kleu.
Last year, the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) identified the area as having the highest overall occupancy rate (97%) of all four of its city precincts.
Scheduled for completion in October 2020, the 32 studio apartments vary in size from 24 to 49 sqm with prices starting from R999 995 including VAT. All come with SMEG kitchen appliances, en-suite bathrooms and a loft. The crown jewels of The Harri are the seven two-storey penthouse apartments from 87 to 117 sqm starting at R3 849 995 including VAT. All have a rooftop terrace and offer uninterrupted views of Table Bay and Table Mountain.
Paul Luck of Lightspace Architects was the principle lead on the development. Dawn Dickerson, Carmel Naude, Juliet Eidelman and Martin Firer of Hot Cocoa Interiors and Design did the interiors and furnishing.
The Harri’s onsite amenities include wifi, a concierge, a housekeeping service, a laundry room, 24-hour access-controlled security, innovative storage units, vehicle and bicycle parking, and a restaurant on the ground floor. The co-living and co-working spaces, opposite the residential side of the building, include fireplace lounges, TV rooms with large smart TVs and access to Netflix, open-plan kitchenette/dining areas, a rooftop terrace with a gas braai and mini-bar, and slick and contemporary co-working offices.
“The Harri’s proximity to a fashionable entertainment and retail scene appeals to professionals and tourists alike ,” says Kleu. Gardens Shopping Centre, Virgin Active Wembley Square and the MyCiti bus stop on Roeland Street are within a few minutes’ walk of The Harri. Nearby are Charly’s Bakery, New York Bagels, Haas Collective, Harrington Bootlegger Coffee shop, JC Brasserie, Lekker Vegan Harrington, Nude Foods, The Electric, The Raptor Room, The Fugard Theatre and the District Six Museum.