WORDS Cheri Morris
The Harri, a 39-unit studio/penthouse apartment development, combines contemporary residential living with co-working offices in Cape Town’s lively East City Precinct.
Steven Lampert of KidKraft Inc. and Lisa Blacher joined forces with Jeffrey Kleu of property-development company Sepia and Silk and Paul Luck of Lightspace Architects, the principle lead on the development, to create a bespoke space that enhances the already vibrant energy of the East City Precinct.
“Because of our proximity to a fashionable entertainment and retail scene, 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 Jeffrey.
Aligned with Cape Town’s booming co-working office market, The Harri is a first of its kind for the once predominantly industrial-commercial area and offers 32 studio apartments that range between 24 and 49 square-metres (furnished or unfurnished). Each studio is fitted with SMEG kitchen appliances, feature an en-suite bathroom and a handy loft for storage. There are also seven double-storey penthouse apartments that vary in size from 87 to 117 square-metres, all of which have a stunning rooftop terrace that affords undiluted vistas of Table Bay and Table Mountain.
Opposite the residential side of the building, the co-living and co-working spaces offer fireplace lounges, TV rooms with access to Netflix, open-plan kitchenette/dining areas, a rooftop terrace with a gas braai and mini-bar and a host of slick, contemporary workspaces.
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