GENTLE ARCHITECTURE AND CONSIDERED DESIGN

Property at Garlington Retirement Village

Modern country living is the epitome of Garlington Retirement Village. Down leafy lanes with landscaped gardens, grazing cattle and misty views, you’ll find elegant homes filled with light and fitted with contemporary, high-end finishes. Each property has been thoughtfully designed with your changing needs in mind. The streetscape and homes of Garlington Retirement Village are intentionally designed to create the atmosphere and community spirit of village life in years gone by. We love our relaxed lifestyle in Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal!

  • Three housing options to suit your lifestyle requirements with various design options, all with luxury fittings and finishes
  • Open-plan and flowing living areas
  • High standard of attention to detail, ensuring the requirements of a mature lifestyle are met
  • Garlington Retirement Village is dog friendly. You are allowed two dogs.

 

  • Personalised healthcare and support through Garlick House Frail Care Centre, giving you medical care and support at home, should you require it
  • Telephone and internet connection available
  • Laundry, cleaning and landscaping services available
  • Customisable gardens

 

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You can never anticipate exactly what will need to change in one’s life, but adaptability is key. I aim for my houses to live well, be filled with light, be simple yet contemporary in their understatement, allowing a calm backdrop to each owner’s most precious possessions. That’s how the designs happened, and I would be happy to move in!”

THE STORY, THE VISION, THE JOURNEY

The Design of Garlington Retirement Village

 

Greg Bellars, of Grice Bellars Architects, talks about designing for Garlington Retirement Village. “It is a challenge to design a space for people that are downsizing without compromising on the quality of the spaces or finishes. The apartments in Garlington Retirement Village are compact, light and airy and are set in manageable flat gardens. More important than the houses are the spaces in between them. Garlington Retirement Village has successfully developed an interesting streetscape which is an extension of each home, reinforcing the community spirit that Garlington Estate is known for.”

Sally Adams shares how the design of the Karoo Townhouses was a personal journey. “Most of us at some stage of life find ourselves downsizing, simplifying or needing to change. My own life partner had just died when I was asked to design the Karoo Townhouses and my planning approach was a very personal one. I imagined I needed to give up my home and move into spaces in which I could still have my most significant and livable pieces. I would take my chesterfield two-seater couch, two contemporary really comfortable chairs and the coffee table, so 4 people could happily drink tea or wine and converse together. There would be a round dining table and 4 chairs that could stretch to seat 6, as I love to cook for friends. My tall hold-all cupboard, my desk to organise life from and a work chair. In the bedroom I would be able to have both my military chest and my grandmother’s tall boy. So there it was, I had designed the smallest unit to take just that and no more together with my favourite pieces of art, books, music and TV. Looking out is really important growing older or more infirm, so the windows and doors are big. There is a wonderland of bird and plant life in a planted garden or the comings and goings of neighbour’s in the street that can engage one. You can never anticipate exactly what will need to change in one’s life, but adaptability is key. I aim for my houses to live well, be filled with light, be simple yet contemporary in their understatement, allowing a calm backdrop to each owner’s most precious possessions. That’s how the designs happened, and I would be happy to move in!

Greg Bellars, of Grice Bellars Architects, talks about designing for Garlington Retirement Village. “It is a challenge to design a space for people that are downsizing without compromising on the quality of the spaces or finishes. The apartments in Garlington Retirement Village are compact, light and airy and are set in manageable flat gardens. More important than the houses are the spaces in between them. Garlington Retirement Village has successfully developed an interesting streetscape which is an extension of each home, reinforcing the community spirit that Garlington Estate is known for.”

Sally Adams shares how the design of the Karoo Townhouses was a personal journey. “Most of us at some stage of life find ourselves downsizing, simplifying or needing to change. My own life partner had just died when I was asked to design the Karoo Townhouses and my planning approach was a very personal one. I imagined I needed to give up my home and move into spaces in which I could still have my most significant and livable pieces. I would take my chesterfield two-seater couch, two contemporary really comfortable chairs and the coffee table, so 4 people could happily drink tea or wine and converse together. There would be a round dining table and 4 chairs that could stretch to seat 6, as I love to cook for friends. My tall hold-all cupboard, my desk to organise life from and a work chair. In the bedroom I would be able to have both my military chest and my grandmother’s tall boy. So there it was, I had designed the smallest unit to take just that and no more together with my favourite pieces of art, books, music and TV. Looking out is really important growing older or more infirm, so the windows and doors are big. There is a wonderland of bird and plant life in a planted garden or the comings and goings of neighbour’s in the street that can engage one. You can never anticipate exactly what will need to change in one’s life, but adaptability is key. I aim for my houses to live well, be filled with light, be simple yet contemporary in their understatement, allowing a calm backdrop to each owner’s most precious possessions. That’s how the designs happened, and I would be happy to move in!

Property Types

Garlington Retirement Village offers three luxury housing options, with a variety of designs: Freehold homes, sectional title Karoo Townhouses and luxury Retirement Suites, with the option of care. Each have been carefully designed with mature individuals in mind, offering luxurious comfort, social connection and practical conveniences. All properties are supported by Garlick House Frail Care Centre, providing exceptional medical care and support to each resident, at the level required.

Elegant architecture, open plan living and beautiful landscaped gardens are the hallmark of these two and three bedroomed houses with single or double garage.

These two-bedroomed units with en-suite bathrooms and adjoining single garage are a charming modern expression of the “bradak” or flat roof houses found in the Karoo.

These luxury suites, with en-suite bathroom and enclosed veranda include exceptional daily care at the level required by the resident.