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December 11, 2019

The Harri launches in Cape Town’s thriving East City Precinct

The Harri, situated in Cape Town’s East City Precinct, is a charming Modernist Art Deco building that will be home to 39 stunning studio and split-level penthouse apartments, which perfectly combine thoughtfully designed co-working space, soulful co-living areas, and a string of modern amenities that make life all the easier.

This concept was created by Steven Lampert and Lisa Blacher who were seduced by the contagious energy of the East City Precinct. They then joined forces with Jeffrey Kleu, who in collaboration with Lampert have used their unique expertise, to create this bespoke product that understands, resonates, embraces and enhances the energy of this emerging gentrified area. They further teamed up with Paul Luck, who heads up the team at Lightspace Architects and Dawn Dickerson, Carmel Naude, Juliet Eidelman, and Martin Firer from Hot Cocoa Interiors & Design to bring this project to life. The Harri combines residential living under one roof with co-working offices to create “co-living” space.

It’s a millennial interpretation of today’s live-work-play scenario, an all in one very special spot. Perfectly in pace with Cape Town’s booming co-working office market, The Harri, a 39-unit studio/penthouse apartment development, will go up on Harrington Street in the thriving East City Precinct between the CBD and District Six. A first of its kind for this previously gritty industrial-commercial area.

“Because of our proximity to a fashionable entertainment and retail scene, as well as how we’ve merged micro-apartment living with pristine co-working office spaces to create a co-living environment, The Harri is very appealing to many professionals working for established creative, technology and design firms in the area, as well as visitors wanting a different inner-city tourism experience,” says Kleu.

Scheduled for completion in October 2020, the apartments vary in size from 24 to 49 sqm. They all come with SMEG kitchen appliances, an en-suite bathroom and a loft for storage. The icing on top of the cake, however, are the seven two-storey penthouse apartments, varying in size from 87 to 117 sqm. They can be furnished or unfurnished and all have a rooftop terrace and offer uninterrupted views of Table Bay and Table Mountain.

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.

If that is all not enough, the perfectly situated Harri allows for easy access to many attractions and places in the mother city. “Gardens Shopping Centre, Virgin Active Wembley Square and the MyCiti bus stop on Roeland Street are all within a few minutes’ walk of The Harri. Our residents, whether they’re owner-occupiers or visitors, will naturally want to step out and enjoy the bars, artisanal bakeries and beautiful galleries in the East City Precinct,” says Kleu. Other notable eateries, shops, galleries and theatres in the area include 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 world-famous District Six Museum.

With the perfect combination of work, home and play, the Harri are going to be more than amazing once completed due to the creative and unique concept. We cannot wait to see and experience the wonders it has to offer.