Nottingham Road has a rich history dating back to the 1800s, when settlers, many of them from England and Scotland, moved to the area. Gowrie Village was established in 2002, with the aim of creating “a charming village rooted in the rich history of KwaZulu-Natal…with an emphasis on harmony of form, colour and texture in a townscape of unified character”, according to the Gowrie Village architectural code.
This architectural code doesn’t aim to “inhibit the creativity of individual designers and owners but seeks to achieve an overall consistency which will guide the development”. Retention of the high investment potential for all buyers is naturally a significant priority.
A sense of space and inter-connectivity are key to the Gowrie Village layout. Green parks, grassy verges (no pavements here), lush gardens, walkways and streets lined with verandah-fronted homes echoing back to days gone by create a “village in a landscape”.
Home owners and their families are encouraged to interact with their immediate neighbours and others living within Gowrie Village, often through the deliberate positioning of their homes, with street-facing gardens and living areas. Speed humps and narrow lanes ensure slow-moving vehicles, making these roadways safer and more people-friendly. Just like in a rural village.
Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or a cosy 24/7 home, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it years ago.
Gowrie Village offers the ultimate in win-win lifestyle environments.