MANILA, Philippines - For the single professional or the startup family, the many vertical mid-to-high-rise residential developments that now dot the landscape of the metropolis offer an alternative lifestyle marked by conveniences one will not enjoy from more traditional living quarters. Moreover, condo living is less expensive than buying land and building your home from the ground up.
Still, not a few view condos with reservation, primarily due to preconceived notions that condo living is a glorified version of living in a bunker, an impression that some real-estate developers have not helped with their boxy vertical developments and their cramped spaces.
Then again, there is Woodsville Viverde Mansions, an upcoming gated community in Merville, Parañaque, master-planned by premier real-estate developer Robinsons Land Corp., which redefines condo living for single professionals and startup families with compelling features, not the least of which is the fact that 70 percent of the entire development has been left open.
Within this expanse of space, seven distinct enclaves for wellness and leisure have been created, including Nirvana Cove, which provides residents with a peaceful sanctuary; Poet’s Nook for getting in touch with one’s inner poet; Nature’s Orchestra, with its Greek-inspired gardens, mini amphitheater and butterfly cage; Fitness Cove, for badminton and other fun ways to sweat it up to good health; Fun Park, for endless kiddie play time; Picnic Grove, with its fruit-bearing trees for family bonding; and The Oasis, with its Mediterranean-inspired clubhouse and beach-type swimming pools.
And, of course, there is The Village Mall, which now houses Robinsons Supermarket, David’s Salon, Mercury Drug and Dental Clinic.
All these add to the exceptional experience of living in Woodsville Viverde Mansions, whose units-whether studio, two-bedroom or three-bedroom layouts-offer the space and the built-in facilities/amenities from which the single professional or the startup family can readily create a home in the truest sense of the word.