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How Verawood Residences can give better family time

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - A number of homeowners who have started moving in to Verawood Residences, DMCI Homes’ latest resort-inspired, mid-rise condominium in Acacia Estates in Taguig City, are all smiles nowadays. And who wouldn’t be?

With the development being so close to major thoroughfares, many of them can now reach their work places in less time than they used to — and they can get back home just as easily.

For Rogelio and Wilma Lindain, this means more time for family bonding. The Lindain couple is among the first batch of residents in the six-storey Wisteria building of Verawood Residences, a 3.4 hectare mid-rise condominium development of DMCI Homes that sits within the 150-hectare Acacia Estates.

Verawood Residences offers a home that is far away from the hustle and bustle of the city but is still near major roads, commercial centers, hospitals, schools and the airport. It is just three kilometers from Bonifacio Global City. It is also near the Makati Central Business District and is accessible to Quezon City, Ortigas, and Southern Metro Manila via C-5 Road.

 “We can drive to work in 15 to 30 minutes when traffic is not heavy,” says Wilma, who works in an office in Pasig City. “Before, our travel time to work from Las Piñas took us almost three hours,” says Rogelio, whose office is in Eastwood Libis, Quezon City.

Wilma adds that because they can come home early, she can help their six-year-old daughter Sara Nicole do her homework. “Our priority, really, has always been to give more time to our daughter,” she says. In fact, one of the reasons why the Lindains bought a three-bedroom unit at Verawood Residences is because it is near their daughter’s school, Colegio San Agustin.

“Aside from being near our workplaces, we also know that our daughter would be safe at home when we are in the office,” says Rogelio. This tropical paradise actually offers a highly-secured community — security guards rove the gated property 24/7. The perimeter fence is also electrified.

“We chose to buy at DMCI Homes’ Verawood Residences because the units (here) are bigger,” says Rogelio.

Each of the seven residential buildings of Verawood Residences has more than 100 two- and three-bedroom units evenly allocated in six floors to ensure low-density and private living. Unit sizes range from 56.5 to 87 sqm., which is ideal for startup couples, growing families, and professionals. All units have a balcony, efficient layout, elegant finishing, high quality fixtures and provisions for Internet, cable TV and telephone.

The buildings also have single-loaded hallways and atriums that eliminate the constricted feeling common in many condominiums and do not make unit doors closely face each other. Breezeways naturally ventilate and illuminate floors and corridors, a signature design of DMCI Homes. Other features of each building are a scenic elevator, mail area, service area at the roof deck, carpark, fire alarm and fire hose cabinets in hallways, and fire exits at both wings.

The Lindains also found Verawood Residences’ community and its neighborhood as beautiful. After all, it was designed to give a Polynesian feel to modern urban living. Its architecture has Polynesian features like asphalt shingles for roofing, projecting wood beams, simple lines, white stucco walls, light colored accents of wood and stone all imitate the look and color of traditional thatched roof houses in the Pacific islands.

Like the open ocean location of Polynesia in the Pacific, the condo community has that analogous openness as only a third of the 3.5-hectare land hosting the development are occupied by buildings. At the center is a clubhouse featuring adult and kiddie swimming pools with poolside palms, landscaped gardens and lounges that produce a total resort vacation atmosphere.

For more information about other Acacia Estates projects such as Ivory Wood, The Birchwood, Royal Palm Residences, Cedar Crest, Rosewood Pointe, and Mahogany Place 1-3, visit www.dmcihomes.com or call 324-8888.












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