The real еstatе developer that brought world-renowned designer brands to the Philippines, launched groundbreaking projects like a man-made beach in an urban residence and a rainforest-infused condominium with three waterfalls, is bringing its 26-year heritage of innovation to Metro Manila’s largest city.

Century Properties Group is creating a 4.4-hectare community of healthy pursuits in Quezon City that, like its other visionary projects, is as exciting and as premium at an even more attainable price.

It’s called The Residences at Commonwealth by Century.

“The project name is the company’s stamp of assurance that homeowners will enjoy the same mark of innovation, and the same tradition of life-enhancing residential experiences in this development,” said Century Co-Chief Operating Officer Marco Antonio.

He added: “Commonwealth by Century seeks to surpass the standards set for residential projects within this category by introducing pioneering amenities and features that will exceed what the market has been accustomed to.”

Hence, the development will introduce the “uncommon” to redefine the standards for residential living in Quezon City.

An eight-tower mid-rise development, the project integrates a world-class design, larger unit cuts with extended balconies, and distinctive, beyond-the-usual amenities that encourage residents to engage in healthy pursuits.

The choice of location also makes a lot of sense, he added. Quezon City represents almost a quarter of Metro Manila’s total population; its vast spaces are perfect for a concept development; it has the second highest average income after Makati and house rental is a significant expense at 25 percent of total spending among its resident families.

Each of the eight multi-level towers will bear a distinct cranked design to optimize sunlight and allow the circulation of cool air.

As the property is situated on a sloping landscape, the towers’ heights will ascend as the terrain drops. The tallest towers will top off at 22 floors; the lowest, at 11 stories.

Select balconies will have private “floating gardens” that stagger up the buildings’ facades. Within each building, public green scapes will come in the form of Box Gardens, Vertical Gardens and Roof Gardens.

“It should be noted that in our desire to offer experiences that are different and rare, we are giving each unit, no matter which cut, an extended balcony so that each resident can fully appreciate the lush setting they will be living in,” Antonio said.

Aside from the unique structural design of its buildings, the project also brings the property developer’s concept of the hyper-amenitized community that Century Properties has become known for.

“It’s not just a question of providing amenities; it’s what people can do with the amenities,” Antonio pointed out.

The developer stresses that the community will nurture the residents’ own interests, where their healthy pursuits are given the space they need to flourish. Thus, the amenities mirror the progression of the individual from childhood to adulthood.

There are spaces too for activities that range from the meditative to the energetic. In the middle of the eight towers are landscaped parks consisting of pockets of gardens for reflection and Zen meditation as well as waterscape parks that are divided into three sections, each with escalating energies. These are called Commonwealth Pool, Commonwealth Rapids and Commonwealth Waterfalls.

Studio units are available at the smallest cuts of 21 sqm. For those who prefer larger units, the one-bedroom starts at 39.6 sqm while the two-bedroom starts at 63.9 sqm. At an average price of P80,000 per sqm one can own a Commonwealth home within the P1.6 to P3 million price range, with a monthly amortization of as low as P8,000 a month and a unit reservation fee of P15,000.

To meet the demand of buyers who want beyond-standard living spaces, there will also be larger-cut two-bedroom units that range from 64 to 72 sqm priced at P5 million and up.

The lower price point offering is Century Properties’ move to put forward products with its stamp of innovation in various markets and price points. “It’s also our way of telling home buyers that there is a Century home for each budget and preference for location,” Antonio concluded.

Source: Manila Bulletin | September 3, 2012