The pandemic situation has highlighted the importance of enjoying quality living at home. More than simply being a shelter to return to at the end of a workday, home has become a sanctuary where one can spend time working in comfort or enjoying their favorite leisure activities.
As Filipinos adapt to the changes brought about by the pandemic such as remote work and online learning, the housing market has experienced a renewed interest in properties that can deliver the lifestyle that is suited for the ‘next normal’, where connectivity, accessibility, and well-planned spaces are placed at a higher priority.
In a study released in the 2nd Quarter of 2021, Colliers International Philippines noted that the share of upscale-to-luxury developments in new project launches has been on an upward trend since 2019. The segment accounted for 41 percent of new launches in 2020, up from 25 percent between 2015 and 2019. Buyers in the upscale market are looking for safe and high-quality homes for their families.
Philippine Realty and Holdings Corporation (PhilRealty), which has 40 years of trusted industry experience, remains committed to building not just developments but communities that enable residents to experience elevated urban living in a safe and comfortable environment. Its success is anchored on its landmark developments that have brought vertical living to greater heights.
In the late 1980s, the company was one of the first developers to combine the concept of horizontal subdivisions and vertical living in the Philippines through its flagship luxury mid-rise project, The Alexandra in the Ortigas Business District. It was one of the country’s first vertical gated communities that continue to be a coveted address in the district today. Through this project, PhilRealty pioneered the “home replacement” concept that allows homeowners an “uncompromised living” in a vertical community.
Its succeeding development, La Isla Condominium, became the epitome of high-end living with 28 luxuriously-appointed apartments at spacious 270 sqm to 580 sqm cuts, each offering breathtaking views of the city.
Haven in New Manila
Building on the success of these residential projects, PhilRealty has developed Skyline Premiere and The SkyVillas in the One Balete Compound in Quezon City as a prestigious address for homeowners who appreciate luxe living in the comforts of home.
These developments offer tranquility with the laidback charm of the New Manila area and features large cuts, bi-level apartments, kitchens with a service entrance, maids’ quarters with toilet and bath, and utility areas with open-air ventilation. Units are fitted with top-of-the-line brands such as Canadian Kitchen cabinetry, SMEG kitchen appliances, and Kohler or Grohe bathroom fixtures.
The PhilRealty concept of ‘home replacement’ focuses on family living, with units that are designed to ensure that everyone can have their personal space for work, study or other recreational activities. It incorporates spacious living in intimate communities that provide privacy and exclusivity in a modern urban setting. For those who want to experience an outdoor respite, the property has a landscaped garden that offers the rejuvenating feeling of being in wide open spaces. The clubhouse has a swimming pool, fitness center, and a children’s playground to help build that spirit of community.