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Laid-back Condo Living In The South

ROCKWELL Primaries Development Corp. (RPDC) is always attuned to what the market wants. RPDC now moves down under Metro Manila, where various economic and infrastructure developments take place, with the recent launch of East Bay Residences in Sucat, Muntinlupa—a soon-to-rise condominium that is close to nature amid the hustle and bustle of urban life.

 

Fordham Tower

Fordham Tower

 

According to RPDC Senior Vice President Malou Pineda, they are transforming the real-estate landscape in the South by making it into a thriving community where Filipino homeowners can have ease and contentment while enjoying a relaxed kind of a lifestyle.

“We are creating an exciting fresh start, adding color and vibrancy to Southern living,” she said. “Our goal is to build a tight-knit community that’s centered on comfort and convenience.”

East Bay Residences is the biggest in RPDC’s portfolio nestled at 6.5-hectare property fronting the Tribeca Residences, which is also under its management. While its existing developments are confined in key cities of the metropolis, this is its first housing project set in the suburb. Given its size, it is planned to house five midrise condos complete with top-notch amenities and an adjacent commercial area.

 

Clubhouse

Clubhouse

 

In an interview during the recent launch of its two-bedroom pop-up unit at the North Court of Power Plant Mall last week, RPDC Assistant Vice President for Design and Construction Arch. Rochelle C. Baylon told the BusinessMirror that this vertical project is strategically located just near the Sucat Exit—making it more accessible for future residents to move in and out of the area.

 

“[Apart from this property], the ones facing the actual service road are mostly warehouses and industrial parks. So I think it’s now ripe for development when the industrialist-owners realize that maybe they should move somewhere further south,” she noted.

The top executive added that the allure of laid-back living in the outskirts of a city will also entice starting families and young professionals or millennials to have their own space here.

 

Retail Area

Retail Area

 

Set to break ground early next year, the first structure to be built is called the Fordham Tower. It has a total inventory of 294 units, ranging from 44 square meters to 98 sq m Standing 15-story high, each floor is not crowded with only 22 units. Well-designed and structured, they allow larger than usual areas that translate to flexible use of the interiors.

Homebuyers who live on their own or empty-nesters, as well as newly weds, can opt for the one bedroom unit (44 sq m to 46 sq m), RPDC Senior Marketing Manager Cherrie Lyn V. Cruz suggested. “It comes with a den that can cater to hobbies and be converted into another room for your child or if ever in the future you’ll have a child,” Cruz cited.

For families whose children are developing new interests and learning to be independent, on the other hand, the two-bedroom units (70 sq m to 73 sq m) can accommodate their growing needs, Cruz recommended. Meanwhile, the three-bedroom units can give ample space for grown families and even upgraders as this is like an actual house, along with a storage room and maid’s quarters provided, according to her.

“Apparently, they lived in bigger houses. But they want to smart downscale through a compact condo living, wherein you have all what you need—the functionality of the space is right there,” Cruz noted.

Exuding a modern tropical architecture, East Bay Residences lends a soothing “resort” vibe to the dwellers. Not veering away from the homey residences in the South mostly accentuated by gardens and backyards, these green spaces, though not combined with the units, are widely available outside or downstairs of the midrise project.

“We’re really hyping the ‘livability’ feature of this condo,” Baylon pointed out, while adding that the presence of garden atriums in every five floors that provide a charming touch of greenery in the building.

Taking advantage of the outdoors, Rockwell Primaries incorporates its passive cooling technology by adding private bridgeways and floating corridors to the units.

“You’ll feel the air here and you get a lot of life. That’s the essence of passive cooling technology, wherein you don’t really need much of the mechanical aircon to cool a space,”  the assistant vice president explained.

What’s more, the rooftop area of the tower has a skyline that allows for natural sunlight to pass through the building, thus, reducing the use of lights. It’s energy saving, especially during the day when the sun is up. Overall, the project distinctly comprises of more nature than structure in its 60:40 ratio of open spaces to residential ones.

“We want it humanly scaled and appropriately designed in such a way that you can have a breathing space,” Baylon said. “The intent of the design is really what we want to achieve. It’s that open that you can hear the nature amidst the traffic and honking of the cars outside.”

Exclusivity and safety of the dwellers are at their best in such gated residences teeming with expansive on-ground amenities and impeccable services. Envisioned to become a vibrant and engaging community, East Bay Residences enables the dwellers to share with one another the 25-meter lap pool, gazebos, barbecue area, multipurpose court, playground, jogging path and Clubhouse with a gym and function halls.

Giving premium to residents’ convenience, RPDC will integrate a three-level retail row adjacent to the property. It will house a supermarket, bank, cinema, restaurants and other vital establishments to serve the daily needs of the condo owners themselves and even outsiders. This commercial component of the project is set to be completed in 2018.

“So it’s more than what our competition is offering,” Baylon said. “I just hope that the other infrastructure projects of this government that are in the pipeline will soon be finished alongside the completion of East Bay Residences.”

The Fordham Tower will begin construction in the first quarter of 2017. Target completion of this first building is set by 2020.

“It’s important for us to deliver livable spaces to our residents. East Bay maximizes form and function to capture the desirable ambiance of the south. East Bay will enrich the south with a community that guarantees a life lived better,” Pineda stressed.

A subsidiary of Rockwell Land, RPDC develops residential projects mainly catered to mid-upper market, with its three ongoing properties: 53 Benitez in Quezon City, The Vantage at Kapitolyo in Pasig, and the newly launched East Bay Residences at Km 21 East Service Road, Sucat, Muntinlupa. Visit their pop-up model unit at the North Court of Power Plant Mall until October 27.

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