Manila Times, Build & Design, 7 July 2020
By: Aaron Ronquillo
LIVINGSPRINGS Communities Realty and Development Corp. has unveiled its latest project — 10 Acacia Place — a 5-star development inspired its vision of enabling its residents to have an overflowing life experience by giving priority to wellness, comfort and peace.
“I designed 10 Acacia Place based on how life progresses and constantly changes. Knowing that your home has everything you need and is secure and comfortable gives every homeowner the peace of mind that they deserve,” said architect Monique Albert-Lopez, managing director of Livingsprings Communities.
Strategically located at the booming and bustling district of Cubao, Quezon City, its location makes it accessible to educational institutions like Ateneo de Manila University, Miriam College, University of the Philippines, and Philippine School of Business Administration.
Business and commercial centers are also within range, most notably Gateway Mall, Araneta Center, Robinson’s Magnolia, Greenhills, SM North Edsa and Trinomaand Eastwood City for one’s shopping needs or a place to paint the town red, not to mention reputable hospitals in Metro Manila, namely St. Luke’s Quezon City and The Medical City. All of these can be reached through different forms of transportation.
The 10-story medium-rise project boasts of a Pacific-modern design with flexible units and convertible spaces carefully planned to maximize floor area and allow residents to a layout to their liking for a more comfortable and rewarding living space. It offers hotel-like service that is beyond compare to other condominiums in Metro Manila.
Upon entering the lobby, residents and guests are welcomed by the signature high-ceiling lobby, giving them a hint of a meticulously designed home.
Most units can be converted in accordance to the preferences of current and future residents to fit their lifestyle, equipped with architectural principles of functional layouts, healthy breathing spaces, and ample of light and ventilation. These units have been designed to accommodate the building of an extra room for each living quarter.
For college students in particular, finding the ideal place to study and rest outside campus can be a challenge. So, 10 Acacia Place’s convertible units can create more functional living spaces without sacrificing convenience and comfort, which is something they desire above all. The flexible 27.30-square meter (sqm) studio unit can be converted into a one-bedroom space by simply installing a sliding door to create a bedroom.
Additional study space can be created by installing a desk against one wall, then adding a built-in bookshelf with some fairy lights to uplift the ambiance for all-nighters doing coursework or finishing up that thesis makes it bearable. The atmosphere makes it relaxing and something worth putting on Instagram.
10 Acacia Place promises to be a personal haven to get away from the hurly-burly of city life without the need to take a long trip to the suburbs. An oasis in an urban setting, it provides spacious and comfortable living space also allowing families to invite their relatives or friends over, whether for a simple get-together or an overnight stay.
With health and well-being in mind, 10 Acacia Place designed flexible layouts with healthy breathing spaces for its residents. The 40.08-sqm one-bedroom units provide ample space, enough to be converted into a two-bedroom configuration or an extra room for whatever purpose residents see fit to use the created space.
Also, residents may convert their 40.08-sqm one-bedroom units into a two-bedroom set-up to create an extra room that can serve as a personal office, guest room, nursery or for whatever purpose they see fit.
Add multi-purpose furniture and appliances such as an LED TV or surround sound system, it can become an entertainment or gaming den. With the sofa-bed in place, adding customized built-in drawers and maximizing the storage space makes the entertainment space a well-organized guest room. It can also serve as a personal office for those who work from home, given the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
Those starting a family will find condo living ideal as it provides the privacy and convenience they need while being in the middle of the city. With children expected soon, however, a space that adjusts with the family is the most ideal investment and is a key takeaway for couples living in a bustling city.
10 Acacia Place was designed with young families in mind. The 50.87-sqm two-bedroom units are customizable spaces that can accommodate the needs of a growing family. It can also be converted as the child grows from a nursery for newborn babies to an additional bedroom once they are old enough to be by themselves.
In addition to flexible residential units, 10 Acacia Place features several recreational facilities, including a gym, children’s play area, jogging path and a swimming pool.
Security is also given consideration. The property has 24/7 security, CCTVs strategically placed in key areas and RFID access. There is an automatic fire safety system, emergency power support and technical and maintenance service always ready should the need arise.
10 Acacia Place has already garnered honors, namely the5-Star Best Apartment and Condominium and Winner for Architecture Multiple Residence recognitions from the Asia Pacific Property Awards. If it is any indication, it has made sure it offers nothing but the best.
“At the start of every project, we always ask ourselves how can we give more, how will it improve people’s lives. From the design concept all the way through, it is about giving that overflowing life experience,” said Albert-Lopez.
Many condominium developers maximize their property’s land area to offer more units, sacrificing living spaces with the smaller unit cuts. Livingsprings Communities dares to challenge that norm by providing its residents with a peaceful and secure environment where they can live their lives to the fullest.
10 Acacia Place is the answer to that challenge — a well-designed property built to offer flexibility and growth for homeowners.