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Comfortable, affordable condominiums near Ortigas for moderate-income buyers

/ 12:20 AM September 10, 2016

Through a community fair, a festive mood was created by Robinsons Communities to  introduce to the media its latest medium-rise, two-tower condominium project, Acacia Escalades.

Guests not only sampled a sumptuous lunch, but also learned flower arranging and bottled dessert-making skills from experts.


The community fair was held in the function room which can comfortably accommodate as much as 100 guests for special events hosted by residents or groups.

Located at the corner of Amang Rodriguez Street and Calle Industria in Pasig City, the modern Filipino-themed Acacia Escalades is a mixed-use development composed of two mid-rise buildings. The first one is ready for occupancy.


Being developed exclusively for the price-conscious buyer are prime condominium units near the Ortigas central business district.

Target market

Developer Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) addresses the demands of a market, which wants comfort and convenience but without the steep prices.

Acacia Escalades is well-suited to financially-capable young buyers, professionals and investors who want to live, work, shop and relax within a five-kilometer radius. Easily accessible are Libis, Katipunan, Ortigas central business district (CBD), The Medical City, Robinsons Metro East mall, key lifestyle destinations and reputable educational institutions.

Mybelle V. Aragon-GoBio, RLC’s senior vice president for Robinsons Communities, Residences and Luxuria, said: “Most developments of Robinsons Communities are not inside the bustling CBDs but at the fringes, where they’re less stressful. But just the same, you can get around the metro with their easy access to public transportation and proximity to major thoroughfares.”

Acacia Escalades has studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, some of which have balconies. Prices range from P2 million for a 26 square-meter studio to P4.4 million for a 59-sqm two-bedroom unit with a balcony. A parking slot can be had for P740,000 to P780,000.

The monthly amortization starts at P6,700 for the typical studio, one of the most affordable in the market.


Value for money

GoBio pointed out: “Unlike other developments, our spaces are not cramped. They are designed to provide what the buyers need to make their living more efficient.”

According to their preferences, buyers receive basic surface treatments that allow them to customize the walls, ceiling and flooring.

Aside from its prime location, Acacia Escalades provides other attractive features such as its lifestyle amenities. The on-site gym, dance studio, children’s playground, and adult and kiddie pools are just a few of the amenities in the development that makes this affordable condo home a price catch.

Unlike other lower-priced developments with more than 50 units per floor, this medium-density residential condominium has at most 35 units per floor that allows for smart growth, more open spaces, and better security.

Two L-shaped buildings willframe the outdoor amenities at the podium located at the fourth level. The first tower is built with 15 stories and 383 units. The second building, made up of 17 stories with 414 units, will be completed by 2020.

Distinctive style

The architecture adopted certain local elements such as cross-ventilation in all hallways to facilitate more natural light and cool air. Details from the Filipino ancestral home such as the earthy color scheme, pitched roofs, decorative corbels and transoms, wood veneers and dramatic landscape photographs lend character to this modern-Filipiniana inspired architectural development.

The building’s distinctive style also lies in its atrium, an open space that connects all the floors to the skylight. Residents feel more connected to the outdoors with views of the garden rather than their neighbors’ doors across the hallway. For a sustainable environment, the driveway and outdoor amenities are also backed up with solar lighting.

Acacia Escalades also takes pride in having one of the biggest and most scenic landscapes in the Robinsons Communities portfolio, with open spaces dedicated to common areas.

Then there’s the convenience of a Robinsons Supermarket, a pizza place, a fast-food restaurant, a bank, a pharmacy and a tea shop on the ground floor. Ring Rob, the country’s only residential digital concierge, can do everything from housekeeping, food delivery, laundry, repairs, taxi service, business center and interior design fit-out. Buyers are also gifted with the Robinsons VIP Card that gives discounts and shopping privileges with partner establishments.

GoBio proudly said: “At Acacia Escalades, you don’t need to step out of the area because we have a full complement of facilities.  We dispel the notion that a condominium is just a box of rooms. Our amenities enable you to make new friends, bond with your family, or simply have fun.”

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