By Marianne Sarmiento
IN its effort to bring space and comfort to home buyers, Ovialand Inc., which is a subsidiary of Malate Construction and Development Corp. (MCDC), brings its newest flagship project south of the Metro.
With more pressing concerns plaguing residents of Metro Manila—traffic, flooding, congestion, etc.—developers are now eyeing alternative areas to offer home seekers on the hunt for exclusivity and privacy but still at the center of things.
An area that property builders are now looking into is Southern Luzon, now considered as one of the promising key locations for new construction efforts.
“Southern Luzon is proving to be a very lucrative market for real estate. In fact, it is seen to be among the top 3 growth areas to watch out for in the country,” said Fatima Olivares-Vital, business unit head of Ovialand Inc.
Batangas is a province in the south that is gaining recognition for its in-demand pieces of prime land. It is now home to five major industrial parks, including First Philippine Industrial Park in Santo Tomas, Batangas.
Just roughly 60 kilometers from Makati City lies the town of Santo Tomas, Batangas. Only five minutes from Star Tollway Santo Tomas exit, the city shows promise with its industry and commerce. It is also close to entertainment, with Nuvali just 15 minutes away and Tagaytay just a 30-minute drive.
According to Vital, “We’re calling Santo Tomas the gateway to Southern Metro.” “The Terrazza de Sto. Tomas is the company’s newest P500-million venture in this first-class municipality,” said Vital during a media briefing held recently at a hotel in Makati City.
Introducing ‘premier living’
“When we talk about ‘premier living’ we’re talking about exclusivity and privacy. We’re talking about total lifestyle, of better amenities and an alternative way of living life,” Vital stressed.
Among the amenities that the property boast of are mini football field and basketball half court; multipurpose clubhouse that can accommodate 200 people; swimming pool; fully landscaped pocket gardens; 24/7 gated security; and full perimeter fence.
A company with over 28 years of experience in housing development, MCDC also gives importance to space by planning to build only 330 units in the 5.8-hectare development, approximately 53 units per hectare, with 54 percent of the land dedicated to open spaces.
With its concept of garden living, Terrazza de Sto. Tomas units are all connected to over a dozen pocket landscapes in the community.
To secure the sturdiness of each model unit, it features the Sterling Plaswall building system, an innovative system designed to produce high-quality load-bearing walls for residential and commercial projects, which utilizes 100-percent recycled plastic injection moulded inserts bonded between two layers of fiber-cement boards to produce a straight to finish wall.
It offers three unit types: Amore (single-detached) with 99 square meters of floor area; Dolce (duplex), 75 sq m; and Bacci (quad); 65 to 86 sq m per unit. Starting price for a unit can be as low as P1.6 million.
Terrazza de Sto. Tomas is about 40-percent done with land development, with model units planned to be built starting September 2015 and is set to be completed in 2017.
With this project, Ovialand is committed to show its sincere objective of building “ideal homes” that give its clients the best value for their money.
“Life does not have to be spent in tight expensive places. For the same amount one spends in a studio-type condominium, we can offer three-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-story house and lot,” Vital concluded.