Two self-sustaining eco-villas from R26 million (ex. VAT)
depending on owner’s choice of finishes

ARC-1 is the first project built to the WELLTH standard

Aquacor Property Developers,, StudioMAS and WELLTH Consulting are proud to bring you ARC-1, the first of a new brand of ultra-luxury, technologically responsive developments that address the uncertainty of the times we live in.

ARC-1 is the culmination of over 30 years of development experience; the very best that we can create using the latest and greatest combination of technology, design, systems and materials.

ARC-1 is the purest expression we can currently achieve of the ideal built environment and the needs of the people who live in it.



The Constantia Valley is one of the most beautiful and sought-after areas in Cape Town. This jewel of the Cape is ringed by the majestic peaks of the Table Mountain National Park on three sides, and by the warm waters of False Bay on the other. The site of Southern Africa’s earliest wine farms, this stunning valley is only 20 minutes from the centre of Cape Town but retains an exclusive country-retreat ambience.

Constantia is home to some top private schools, a number of highly rated medical facilities, upmarket shopping centres, outstanding restaurants and boutique hotels – not to mention some of the best golf courses in South Africa. Hiking, cycling and mountain-biking trails offer scenic outdoor exercise, and horse riding is also very popular. All these factors have attracted many wealthy residents to the area, and underpin an exceptionally strong real estate market.


1. Cape Town CBD
2. V&A Waterfront
3. Sea Point
4. Clifton
5. Camps Bay
6. Table Mountain Nature Reserve
7. Kirstenbosch Botancial Garden
8. Hout Bay
9. Cape Point Nature Reserve
10. Simon’s Town Yacht Club
11. Kalk Bay Harbour
12. Muizenberg Beach
13. Cape Winelands
14. Claremont CBD
15. University of Cape Town
16. Cape Town International Airport



17. Zonnestraal
18. Silvermist
19. Groot Constantia
20. Klein Constantia
21. Buitenverwachting
22. Constantia Uitsig
23. The Bike Park
24. Steenberg
25. Eagles Nest
26. Constantia Glen
27. Beau Constantia
28. Constantia Royale
29. La Parada
30. Alphen Hotel
31. Chefs Warehouse
32. Steenberg Golf Club
33. Westlake Golf Club
34. Reddam House School
35. Constantia Waldorf School
36. Blue Route Mall
37. Constantia Village Shopping Centre
38. American International School
39. Jonkershuis
40. Peddlars
41. Last Word Constantia
42. Virgin Active Health Club
43. Claremont Cricket Club
44. False Bay Rugby Club
45. Norval Foundation


Key Features

  • Contemporary ecological design by award-winning architect
  • 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom layout
  • 450m2 internal area, 50m2 balconies
  • Home office with separate toilet
  • Secure courtyard entertainment area
  • Open-plan kitchen, dining & living space
  • Upstairs mini work space
  • Multimedia entertainment room
  • Pyjama lounge
  • 4m floor-to-ceiling downstairs, 3m floor-to-ceiling upstairs
  • Solar panels, inverters and battery system
  • Borehole water supply with on-site filtering and 100% recycling
  • Double glazing throughout
  • Eco-friendly central heating
  • Natural swimming pool
  • Large wood-burning fireplace
  • Imported designer kitchen with integrated appliances
  • Imported built-in cupboards throughout
  • Intelligent and responsive home automation
  • Active security perimeter, on-site security and monitoring


If wealth is only defined in material terms, it is hollow and unenjoyable.

Having large sums of money, possessions or property, without happiness, a healthy body and a loving circle of companionship is a purely material experience that does not feed the soul.

WELLTH is a combination of wellness and wealth. It is a holistic view of lifestyle and environmental design which focuses on seven core principles to bring about an experience that is nourishing, sustainable and ultimately far beyond anything attainable with money alone.

WELLTH is the fundamental concept of a new breed of home and office design and construction. We have taken everything we have learnt in 30 years’ of lifestyle and work experience and have focused it into something utterly unique.

The family-centred, four-bedroom design of these magnificent homes provides space for the whole family to rest, play, eat, work, study, grow and interact.

  • The space transforms from a hard-working office and study to a peaceful free-flowing home
  • The downstairs area features a full home office with boardroom and audio-visual presentation room
  • Separate lounge and work area upstairs for children and teens to work, create and relax with friends
  • Grand entrance with indoor courtyard and firepit for entertaining
  • Living space with its four-metre ceilings and magnificent mountain views



Poised at the very top of Price Drive, the highest north-facing slope in Constantia, the twin homes of The Nest are beautifully sunny and completely sheltered from the south-easter.

  • Price Drive is the only road that leads to this part of Constantia
  • Security is of the highest magnitude, with electric fencing, infra-red motion detectors and remote monitoring
  • All the technology incorporated in the house is designed to be functional yet discreet.
  • Wired internet throughout with automatically switchable Wi-Fi and low-radiation routers.
  • Wired phone system with wireless handsets means you can switch off that not so smart phone and just make a call again
  • Circadian lighting systems subtly change colour hues as evening approaches to minimize the effect on sleep patterns
  • The sound system is distributed over a series of discreet, organic speakers

Temperature management, spacious design and hard-wearing natural materials ensure that every day of every season at The Nest is your best day ever.

  • Ingenious water-based underfloor heating system, linked to the fireplace and heat-pumps
  • Passive shading, sliding shutters and double glazing throughout modulate heat and sound
  • Two large ensuite bedrooms and two central bedrooms with a shared bathroom, plus downstairs guest bathroom
  • Generous entertainment-oriented kitchen and dining area can be individually finished
  • Galley-style scullery and laundry conveniently tucked out of sight
  • Expansive sun deck with swimming pool runs the length of the sheltered northern façade
  • Large double garages with ample space for workshops and sport equipment storage



When it comes to energy, The Nest is an eco-friendly spaceship boasting a serious solar system, giant fireplaces, gas and convection cookers, optional AGA stove and pellet boiler, heat-pumps, water-based floor heating and hot water battery system.

  • A range of energy sources ensure your power to cook, heat, light and enjoy your home, no matter the state of the grid
  • Integrated smart metering of all energy sources and automated power-saving devices
  • Tthe tune-able Circadian lighting system uses minimal power
  • Clever use of shading, glazing and insulation reduces the costs of maintaining a perfect temperature
  • The natural pools use a fraction of the power of a normal chemical pool
  • Biophilic design incorporates passive heating and cooling systems throughout

The Nest celebrates water, from the courtyard streams to the natural pools, and the filtered water system that supplies the kitchen and bathrooms.

  • Boreholes and a water treatment system provide your own water supply, always available, virtually unlimited and without all the usual industrial chemicals
  • Water is cleaned using filters, natural reactors and ultraviolet sterilization
  • On-site sewerage treatment plant means that every drop of water used is recycled and reused in the organic gardens
  • The natural pool will be a source of delight for your family – enjoy the soft hair of a rainwater wash after every swim
  • Frog and birds will visit your pool, and children will spend hours exploring the amazing underwater world
  • The entire site is designed on permaculture principles to minimise run-off and erosion and to maximise retention and use



The Nest’s permaculture food gardens will allow you to harvest organic, fresh, and nutritionally dense food for your family and friends.

  • Indigenous planting and carefully chosen companion plants will provide all the pest control, nitrogen-fixing and protection your garden will need to thrive
  • Groves of fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, kitchen and medicinal herbs, vegetable and salads will be planted in the terraced gardens
  • Providing your family with fresh organic meals is as simple as walking a few metres through your garden and picking whatever is in season
  • Growing your own food is empowering, relaxing and one of the fastest routes to supercharging your health
  • A healthy and balanced organic diet will alleviate many of the modern illnesses we face as our food supply is littered with pesticides and agricultural chemicals
  • Besides access to fresh food, a diet that is local and in season also provides a range of different micro-nutrients at the time of year you need them most

The home office and downstairs space is truly multifunctional, giving you a large office with a courtyard, a board room with views over the valley, and an audio-visual area better appointed and more upmarket than the usual office space.

  • Family activities are spread cleverly over the two levels to allow various members to work, play or be entertained without disturbing each other
  • The open-plan family entertainment area offers a dance floor, wedding venue or a quiet retreat for prayer or contemplation
  • Cyclists and runners will love the direct access to the mountain paths just metres from the entrance
  • Ample storage in the garage for motorheads and hobbyists to tinker out of sight and sound
  • Beautifully appointed bathrooms with stunning views will turn your personal hygiene routine into a sacred ritual to relish and celebrate
  • Open-plan kitchens, designed by foodies, feature large surfaces, generous basins, high cupboards and plenty of space for all your cooking tools and toys


Architecture & Uban Design

ARC-1 The Nest has been designed by Sean Mahoney, co-founder of StudioMAS.

This architectural and urban design practice has produced a plethora of unique and award-winning structures in both the private and public spaces, and has earned an enviable reputation for design excellence and environmental efficiency.

With offices in both Cape Town and Johannesburg, the firm has designed a bevy of highly distinctive private homes and some of the most recognised architectural icons on the recent South African landscape, including the Discovery Offices in Sandton, the City of Johannesburg Council Chamber, The Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication in Soweto and The Ridge in the V&A Waterfront.

Sean’s personal passion for environmental issues is clearly reflected in his recent work on The Ridge, which not only received a six-star Green Building Council of South Africa rating but was awarded the World Architecture News Gold Medal for the Best Overall Sustainable Architecture Project 2022.

The Developers

ARC-1 The Nest has been conceptualised and commissioned by Matthew Quinton, director of Aquacor Property Developers. With over three decades of successful developments in Cape Town and other parts of Southern Africa, Aquacor has established a blue-chip track record for producing distinctive residential and mixed-use projects that are ingeniously designed to meet the needs of their residents.

WELLTH AFRICA is an environmental development consultancy dedicated to transforming real estate into a source of sustainable security and well-being. At a time when the state infrastructure is failing to provide reliable energy and water supplies, WELLTH AFRICA is helping South Africans turn their homes into generators of renewable power, water, food, comfort, health and happiness.

SAPROPERTY.COM is a diversified property services company with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The company unlocks significant real estate value for its clients by providing a fully comprehensive and integrated suite of property services matched with dedicated support, cuttingedge technology, and a forward-thinking attitude.

Sales Enquiries

Aquacor Property Developers

31 Strawberry Lane, Constantia, Cape Town 7806
Phone: 021 417 4300