The existing character of the neighbourhood with its semi-rural quality, made up of large mature trees, extensive lawns, and paddocks will be maintained, retaining as many of the trees as possible.
The scattering of buildings at New Court at Steenberg is largely softened by the mature trees, assisting with screening and improving the sense of privacy withinthe property. Careful consideration has been taken with the positioning and design of the proposed building footprints, roadways and sidewalks. The general garden landscape will consist of meandering lawns, ‘cottage garden’ shrub and ground cover beds and screening hedges along the fence line. A loosely planted, colourful and seasonal plant species selection will compliment the Cape style ‘wall and window’ architecture of the new buildings.
Perimeter garden paths will link focal areas of interest, which will include a rose garden, herb and fruit tree gardens and court with a central water feature. Seating will be placed around the communal garden to capture views and provide opportunities for contemplation. In addition there are plans to plant a vineyard in the 500m2 area next to the entrance which will provide homeowners with their own exclusive wine, perhaps merlot or pinot noir.