Condo hunt: Ideal abode awaits stylish couplesBy Theresa S. Samaniego
Philippine Daily Inquirer
When couples and their entourage walk down the aisle, garbed in their most elaborate and stylish gowns and tuxedos, guests are often treated to a fashion spectacle of sorts—whether it’s classy, trendy, flashy or even haute couture.
Naturally, this flair is often assumed to be reflected in the couples’ preferences—may it be for a variety of things, from gadgets up to the big ticket items, including their own humble abode.
Definitely, newlyweds would opt for a house or a condo unit that will echo their sophisticated lifestyle and taste—perhaps, a development that only game changer Century Properties Group Inc. can deliver.
Known for its branded home collaborations, Century Properties has since altered the way Filipinos view real estate developments, as it strived to fulfill their wildest imaginations of having a piece of Versace, Trump and Missoni, right in the comfort of their homes.
Inquirer Property lists four of the country’s most stylish developments that would surely add color, fun and enjoyment to every couple’s life.
1 Knightsbridge Residences. The London-inspired Knightsbridge Residences is the hip and high-design embodiment of Cool Britannia in Manila. It is the second tallest tower to rise within the 3.4-hectare mixed-use development called Century City on Kalayaan Avenue in Makati City.
A true haven for newlyweds, this 63-story luxury residential development will not only feature stacked special units with dramatic floor to ceiling windows, but will also attempt the execution of hypersized amenities—large designer convergence areas that effectively multiply the dimensions of one’s home.
It likewise features cutting-edge architecture by combining residential units called The Pod. All units at The Knightsbridge would be podular in construction, meaning buyers can easily combine units to create an even bigger space and accommodate a growing family.
2 Milano Residences. Set to be completed in 2015, the 53-story residential tower called Milano Residences will showcase the distinctive mark of the Versace Home.
Located at the Century City in Makati City, Milano Residences is the first project interior-designed by Versace Home in Southeast Asia and is one of only five Versace Home interior-designed properties worldwide.
As amenities of the residential masterpiece will be draped in genuine Versace Home aesthetic, stylish couples also has the option to have their units designed by Versace Home or be adorned by branded fine furniture pieces.
Future residents can choose among the 340 units being offered, which will give them access to the building’s grand lobby, hallways, lounge, library, pool garden and spa, among other amenities that would surely make every couple’s dream of a true Italian lifestyle a reality.
3 Acqua Livingstone. The 52-story Acqua Livingstone tower is the fourth of six condominium towers within the P13.5-billion Acqua Private Residences project. Future residents will have the privilege to enjoy the tropical rainforest-infused design of the entire masterplanned development.
Currently, this project carries the distinction of being the first residential building in the world to bear the colorful mark of the MissoniHome, a creative extension of the Italian Missoni aesthetic in furniture, home accessories and interior design.
The development is sure to provide couples and future residents with a rich and colorful living experience as Acqua Livingstone showcases bold colors and energetic forms in its lobbies, hallways and even elevators, accentuated by equally arresting furniture.
Meanwhile, the multilevel amenity area called The Canopy, located at the building’s sky deck, serves as the pinnacle of MissoniHome’s design imprint. The lower level will house functions rooms, business center, an indoor and outdoor gym, jacuzzi, a library and spa, while the upper level would be a social space dedicated to interaction and entertainment with an amphitheater, lounge, DJ booth and dance floor, pool with swim up bar, and barbecue facilities.
Residents would also have that option to enjoy surrounding views or enjoy a meal in the open-air dining area by the Pasig River.
4 Azure Urban Resort Residences. Couples and future residents will have a unique exhilarating experience living in this urban oasis complete with the fine beach sand, the clear blue waters and soothing sound of waves.
The 6-hectare, 9-building masterplanned community is the first large-scale man-made beach residential development in the country.
Rising beside the man-made beach is the Paris Beach Club, designed by the international celebrity and businesswoman Paris Hilton.
Other amenities that would surely make the life of couples more exciting are a beach volleyball area, open park, Zen garden, lap pool, poolside bar, multipurpose playgrounds and basketball and multipurpose courts.
The Azure is located beside major establishments and commercial areas like SM Bicutan. And as it is strategically located on West service Road and accessible via the Bicutan exit, a 15-minute drive will take you to the Alabang Town Center and Festival Mall.
Growing families will also find it convenient as it is located near top schools like Southville International School, De La Salle Santiago Zobel Alabang and Southridge School, country clubs, exclusive villages such as Magallanes and Ayala Alabang and golf courses.
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