True independent living with Cheshire Homes

New independent-living cottages currently under development at the Ann Harding Cheshire Home in Northwold, Johannesburg, offer people with disabilities a unique housing opportunity. Several options are available, starting from two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottages costing R1,79 million each.

The design can accommodate family members or provide more privacy for caregivers. While these homes built by Hardman & Hardman come with a price tag that might seem steep, such a purchase is an investment. Any person with a disability or a member of their family can buy one of these properties at any stage in their lives and stay for as long as they like.

Payment is required in cash, but the money is returned along with 25 percent of any profit if the resident moves and sells the property. Accessibility-related adaptations to the home will also increase its value as it will be resold to other wheelchair users.

Residents will have access to the amenities and some of the services offered by Ann Harding Cheshire Home. They can, for example, make use of the swimming pool, visit the café and charity shop on the premises, join the monthly music nights and make use of limited catering services.

Similar to homes in a complex or gated community, these independent-living cottages provide privacy without isolating individuals. There is ample opportunity to socialise.

Hardman & Hardman and Ann Harding Cheshire Home are currently constructing the first independent-living cottage, which will serve as a show house for the official launch later this year. However, buyers are already welcome enquire by phoning LPB Projects on 082 338 3416 or sending an email to robbielpb@gmail.com.

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