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The Franklin is one of the most exciting property developments in Johannesburg. Based in the heart of the city’s financial district and originally built in the nineties, this landmark building served as the former Head Offices of accounting giant Ernst & Young in South Africa.

Today, The Franklin has been converted into some of the most opulent apartments available anywhere in the world. To make this possible, property developer Urban Ocean appointed Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects to evoke the spirit and timelessness of some of the greatest American buildings ever constructed, ensuring The Franklin is generous in design and robust in style. Overlooking Newtown, the buyer profile of this exclusive property development includes international celebrities.

Use: Mixed Residential and Retail, a restaurant on the ground floor, gymnasium and boutique spa, plus a 500 bay parking garage.

Apartments and Penthouses

Number of Apartments: 135

Size of Apartments: 61.4m² – 532m²

Price Range of Apartments: Sold out.

Newly released penthouses range from R932 000 – R18 million. Only 7 available.

The Franklin in Johannesburg provided an impressive setting for Playboy’s latest ad

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Holding Company: Speedorikos Gonzalos Holding Trust
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Zoning: Residential, Retail and Commercial


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