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The charm and appeal of urban courtyard living in Alveo’s Portico in Ortigas

The Philippine Star
The charm and appeal of urban courtyard living in Alveoâs Portico in Ortigas
Alveo’s Portico is characterized by a distinctive brownstone-inspired courtyard feature.

MANILA, Philippines — Those who have ever been in the market for a home probably feel they have seen it all in terms of the kinds of lifestyle that developments claim to provide. Especially in the past couple of years, many city dwellers have been searching for one that provides not just physical well-being but gives an overall sense of safety and peace of mind.

This kind of wellness is largely defined as being able to adapt to the demands of modern living. While home used to be just a place to look forward to after a long day at work or school, it is now a space where one spends the majority of their time doing these very activities. Thus, it should be genuinely and holistically nurturing—a veritable sanctuary that effectively renews, recharges and re-energizes on a daily basis.

For the past twenty years, Alveo Land has always sought to come up with truly distinctive urban experiences not usually seen in city condos populating Metro Manila. This has gained increased relevance during this time, as people are valuing personal and communal wellness more than ever.

Purposive design

Portico is a one such pioneering real estate development characterized by a unique urban courtyard concept, which is inspired by the distinctive, historical brownstone neighborhoods in New York. More than just recreating the earth-toned facades, cobblestone pavements and wrought-iron fences, Portico achieves the same atmosphere of gentility and neighborliness through thoughtful design and planning.

Portico offers a home that is genuinely and holistically nurturing—a veritable sanctuary that effectively renews, recharges and re-energizes on a daily basis.

This purposive design successfully creates a quiet haven within such a busy and dynamic location as Pasig City. The common courtyard areas are characterized by nature-rich landscaping, interconnecting pathways and pockets of spaces for active leisure and recreational activities such as jogging, strolling or simply taking pets out for a walk. Condo amenities such as pools, lawns and a clubhouse similarly provide regular sports and fitness opportunities.

Additionally, daily living is complete with a complement of the community’s own retail shops and restaurants. This commercial area also helps place Portico on the urban map and establishes it as a lifestyle destination, which makes it one of the most sought-after upscale addresses in the metro. 

Everyday wellness

This life of everyday wellness has taken root and is a thriving reality in Portico. Many success-driven individuals and discerning families from the surrounding villages and enclaves in Pasig City have found a welcome change of pace here. It takes advantage of a more cosmopolitan and contemporary living environment, while still enjoying the traditional community values.

Even those simply looking for a worthwhile property investment find Portico a wise choice, not just for its location in one of the most central areas in Metro Manila, but also for Alveo’s track record in developing master planned developments that spark progress and inspiration, as drawn from its Ayala Land heritage.

Those desiring to call Portico home still have an opportunity to do so with The Ametrine, its latest tower within the development. Future residents can look forward to adaptive, well-designed units that suit the modern lifestyle of today’s urbanites. They will also enjoy the same distinct courtyard-style environment, transformed and enhanced to meet the demands of living in the city.

Truly, those yearning for a distinct urban living experience have in Pasig City have found their ideal home in Portico, where its inconspicuous design feature proves to be a rather central and key element to wellness in the city. This enables much-needed social interaction and an active lifestyle, while still being safely contained within an intimate and private neighborhood.

Apart from its courtyard design, Portico also offers amenities fit for an active urban lifestyle.

This is what sets Portico apart from any other real estate development in the metro today, and this is what will make it endure as a sanctuary of well-being for generations of urbanites well into the future.

Celebrating its 20th year in the industry, Alveo Land sets the benchmark in Philippine real estate today. Armed with sharper foresight, unparalleled excellence and total commitment, Alveo provides an expansive range of dynamic concepts for living and working well all across the country. 

Alveo is a residential brand of Ayala Land, the Philippines’ leading developer of sustainable estates offering a diverse mix of quality residential and commercial developments that support local economic growth.



To learn more, visit www.alveoland.com.ph



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