In-city living continues to be the choice of many who desire to advance professional goals while keeping family relationships strong. For them, this means considering residing in a condominium complex.
While condo living opens new lifestyle opportunities for Filipino families and the property investment market, it also presents challenges like space limitations, standard common areas that leave much to be desired, and inaccessible pricing of units with above-average amenities.
For property development company SOC Land, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Puyat-Reyes group’s South China Resources, its debut project Anuva is all about raising standards and expectations about living in a condo.
Located right after the Sucat Interchange and a few minutes away from Makati, the community offers something new to the property market by coming up with lifestyle solutions through spacious units and well-conceived amenities that were not then available to the middle-income range.
Unit owners will sense the welcoming feel of Anuva’s square-cut unit space, unlike most condo projects in Metro Manila. The spacious square layout is SOC Land’s signature attribute. Another key feature is that all unit types including studio units are built with laundry space, in thoughtful consideration of life’s daily realities.
The city’s noise and grime are left behind because Anuva, aside from being a residential community, is developed like a leisure destination.
“We want our residents to feel excited about coming home to a haven of rest and recreation after a long day,” said SOC Land CEO JP Reyes.
On top of numerous leisure and relaxation facilities that all members of the family and their guests can enjoy, the development boasts of the country’s first lazy river within a residential community which enhances breeze circulation.
Anuva sits on a 2.4-hectare lot with 80 percent allocated for open space, the biggest allocation in the industry. The open spaces are child-centric, following the “perimeter road” concept that ensures that kids can safely access the amenities areas without having to cross a road.
Also, the development is flood free; during one of the worst storms in history, Anuva was the only one in the area with a dry frontage and the building construction did not experience floodwaters.
In terms of the impact of location, the community’s nearness to major thoroughfares and prime commercial and business districts helps family members save hours of travel time.
“Filipino families, especially OFWs, work very hard and they’re spending it on condo units that don’t give them the full value for their money. One of our targets was to make our project as good as it can be for the price that our clients are paying, and at the same time, we keep our competition honest about what they serve to the market,” Reyes said.
Anuva’s first of four tandem buildings already topped off. During open house events on Sundays, prospective buyers get a better sense of how this new residential development can transform their expectations of condo living.