Costa De Hamilo bullish on Freia

In Photo: Freia, Pico de Loro Cove’s latest residential offering, features prime view beach condominium units with encompassing vistas of the West Philippine Sea and Mount Pico.

COSTA de Hamilo Inc. (CDHI) wants buyers of Freia to maximize the comforts and benefits it offers whether for weekend gatherings or a getaway address.

“Freia was created with the end-user in mind. Adopting the notion of ‘360 degrees of comfort and convenience’, we want everything to be within reach—from appreciating and partaking in nature’s beauty, to creating new memories and experiences with loved ones, to having everyday conveniences and facilities close by – Freia is designed so that you can leave your worries behind,” Senior Assistant Vice President Alexis Ortiga told the media in a press briefing held on November 16 at the Pico de Loro complex, Hamilo Coast in Batangas.

Freia bedroom with balcony

CDHI said Freia offers a premium lifestyle choice amid an unmatched setting. It added competitors will have a tough time to match its three-step mid-rise structure, comprised of 214 superior two-bedroom units and nine bi-level three-bedroom penthouses, that open up to sweeping views of the West Philippine Sea and the Pico mountains. Moreover, Freia has a strategic location because its proximity to the 1.5-kilometer stretch of pristine white sand and shoreline of Pico Beach gives it an added benefit for the owners who want to enjoy nature.

Positioned as a high-end project, Ortiga said Freia has been warmly received by the market as indicated in their preselling activities. He said three penthouse units have already been sold, while four units are still waiting for approval. Freia has a total of nine penthouse units. Size of the unit ranges from 67 to 400 square meters (sq m). All penthouse units will have three bedrooms.

Each unit has been designed with large picture windows to maximize nature’s views.

“We have a healthy market out there willing to pay for a premium price. Freia was conceptualized for the end-user and not short-term leasing. We want the owners to know their neighbors,” Ortiga said.

“Everything is geared for the end-user,” he added. Price of penthouse units starts at P40 million up. The two-bedroom units come in 67 to 140 sq m with prices ranging from P10 to P30 million.

Freia has tapped a powerful lineup of talents of both international and locally renowned architects—Broadway Malyan, GF & Partners and Budji+Royal to Royal—to develop symmetry between utility and aesthetics in order to create beautiful spaces for its residents. Its contemporary tropical-inspired architecture blends with the captivating scenery. Each exquisitely designed living space boasts of large picture windows and expansive terraces maximizing the unit owner’s chosen view.

In keeping with Hamilo Coast’s vision to build a master planned, project consultant and architect Arlie Cruz from GF and Partners said Freia’s development is anchored on premier sustainable beach resort living, Freia has integrated multiple green building strategies.

Solar energy will power common areas of the condominium. Natural lighting and ventilation shall be a standard feature of the hallways and lobby. An efficient waste management system will ensure reduced carbon footprints on the part of the residential community.

“We have a tropical contemporary architecture design in Freia. The buildings adapt to the climate. We have to put extra effort in the design and construction of Freia because it is near the sea,” he said.

To date, Freia is the only condominium development in Pico de Loro Cove with its own set of resort-like amenities where residents can spend precious “me-time” or create special moments with family right outside their doorstep. There are outdoor adult and kiddie pools, a lounge deck, function rooms, and lush pocket gardens for all to use and enjoy.

If Freia residents desire more extensive recreational facilities, access is just a few steps away. Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club offer a variety of first-class sports facilities as well as outdoor pursuits, such as mountain trekking, kayaking, cove boat tours, or bird-watching, to satisfy the more adventurous.

Following the successful groundbreaking in August 2018, target turnover of units will begin in 2022.


Rizal Raoul Reyes

Rizal Raoul S. Reyes has covered technology, science, business, property and special reports. He had working stints with the Business Star, Manila Bulletin and Independent Daily News.