Philippine Star, Property Report PH,05 July 2019
Have you ever wondered why there are areas in Quezon City that are called “Projects”? These were instituted during President Manuel Quezon’s time, with the vision of providing affordable housing to middle-class families, particularly those who were displaced by the World War II bombings and the subsequent reconstruction of the capital city.
Project 4, in particular, was part of the government’s Homesite program, where cozy mid-sized homes quietly sprung up with the feeling of community. Even to this day, even with its close proximity to the bustling Araneta Center, Project 4 is a quiet residential enclave populated mostly by families in their bungalow-style housing that retain the original style of the ‘50s and ‘60s.
It is within this idyllic city setting that Livingsprings Communities will offer condominium-style living through its 10 Acacia Place project. It is said to be the lowest-density residential development in Quezon City with only 184 units, providing residents with utmost privacy, comfort and peace.
The mid-rise development is a 10-storey property with spacious studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units with a “modern Pacific” theme using glass and light-wood finishes. At the top floor will be a penthouse that serves as an activity area and the rooftop will hold a jogging path and a meditation area that will be shaded by trees. Other amenities include a gym and a pool, and security will be assured through RFID entry.
The layouts designed by managing director and principal architect of M.Cal Architecture & Design Monique Albert-Lopez are said to be easily convertible to accommodate another room. “When I was designing this, I kept in mind how Filipino families grow. I wanted to make sure that you can easily convert the space to have another room, and that came from my own experience when I saw how expensive it is to renovate a unit when you start having kids. With our layout, you can expand your unit with just a few easy steps.”
The project turnover is set for April 20, 2022, with Lopez saying that since it is not a tall skyscraper project, it will be a shorter wait for those who want to move in or receive a return on their investments.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Aside from the fact that it is a short commute to Araneta Center with its malls, Farmer’s Market and the Coliseum, the property is likewise only a few kilometres away from Katipunan, which makes it an ideal second home for those studying in the area. It is also accessible to both Greenhills and Libis.
It can be said that one can enjoy living in the relatively old-school residential Project 4 area while being close enough to work, school or play. At the project’s showroom launch, Livingsprings Communities CEO Lily Chan mentions in particular Cubao and Quezon City residents, retirees, investors and parents who would like to invest in a home for themselves or their children as those who would find interest in 10 Acacia Place.
At the launch, it was highlighted that the project is also the only double award-winning property in the Philippines, bagging 5 Stars for Best Apartment/Condominium and Architecture Multiple Residence at the recently concluded 2019 Asia Pacific Property Awards, which emphasizes excellence in design, quality, service, innovation, originality and commitment to sustainability.
Livingsprings Communities is the developer behind the Mediterranean-inspired Tres Palmas residential multiple-home community in Taguig City. The main thrust of Livingsprings Communities projects is to combine wellness, recreation and relaxation to provide residents with an environment for a healthy and fit lifestyle.
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10 Acacia Place is located at 21st Avenue, Barangay Tagumpay, Quezon City. For more information, visit www.10acaciaplace.ph or call 478-7878 and (0917) 171-1010.