Cape Townians may remember having walked passed a synogogue on Green Point’s Main Road some time ago. Or may not. With the rate of property development, it’s hard to keep track of was and is currently erected around you. What lies there now is a trendy, mixed use building designed by the architects known as Peerutin.
So how did it come to be that a retail and residential block would house the same space as a religious building? And that Peerutin would have a hand in the birth of 1 of Green Points trendiest buildings? It’s a rather interesting story. Well, this synogogue was the property of the Temple Isreal Reform Community based in the neighbourhood. Service attendance was getting less and maintaining the property was costing more. And as luck would have it, everything around their beloved church was developing They decided to rid themselves the financial woes and put the property on the marlet.
After much deliberation, Sandak-Lewin Devlopments successfully secured the property and brought Peerutin architects on board. The synogogue grounds were transformed into a space comprising or retail on the ground floor and commercial on the 1st. 1 more level up, a public garden, pool terrace and gym were incorporated providing leisure access to the residents of the 41 apartment on the 7 additional floors. These 1, 2 and 3 bed simplexes and duplexes were designed with views of the Waterfront and/or city skyline in mind.
For more information on this magnificent transformation, visit the Peerutin website at www.peerutin.co.za.