Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to homes, the old adage goes. Then, the pandemic hit. With everything happening at home now, everyone’s looking for more square footage, even condo dwellers. Aside from supporting varied lifestyles, the extra space allows people to enjoy peace in whatever they do.
Who would have thought that a few square meters would give the sense of stability people need in this time of crisis? In the era of social distancing, bigger is better — and that additional floor area should serve a good purpose. It must have the amenities that would further improve your sense of comfort and convenience.
Look for these features as you go big in your next condo purchase:
Work from home is the new normal. According to Lamudi’s data, amenities connected with working from home accounted for 20.82% of searches in 2020. These include air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and broadband connectivity. Even with the gradual reopening of offices, remote work will be part of companies’ operations in one way or another. You probably wouldn’t want to host your virtual meetings in the kitchen or the living room, where kids are having their online classes. Look for a condo unit that has a flexible space for a home office.
Midpark Towers, a condominium development by Aseana Residential Holdings Corp. (ARHC), offers units with large living formats enabling future residents to conveniently make room for a workspace. Its studio unit has 40sqm. The two-bedroom has 80sqm, and the three-bedroom has 120sqm. The layout of the spaces follows the open-floor plan, which further adds to the airy atmosphere.
Balconies in condos have long been underrated. As the pandemic limited the time people spend in recreational spaces outside, people have found a new appreciation for these outdoor areas. Properties with a balcony, terrace, parking lot, or carport accounted for 12.42% of searches on the platform in 2020. As Lamudi property seekers look for properties with open spaces, this trend is expected to continue into 2021. A balcony or a terrace is actually a versatile space. It can be an urban garden, an intimate dining area, or a yoga space. You can even work here if you want a view of the city to ease the worries and stress.
The good thing about units in Midpark Towers is that balconies offer ample living space. You can go all out in decorating your garden and host an alfresco dinner party, celebrating with loved ones and friends. Go big at home.
Sometimes, the air and the view from the balcony does little to relieve cabin fever. In these cases, the simple, obvious fix is to go outside. This is why as much as you want your next condo to have a home office or a balcony, you should be on the lookout for lush, open spaces, too — the kind that puts you in a relaxed mode because there’s plenty of space for social distancing and plenty of greenery for stress relief.
Areas for active leisure accounted for 18.91% of searches on Lamudi, which includes swimming pools, gardens, and gyms. Property seekers also gravitate towards bigger spaces and additional storage, with a garage, built-in wardrobe, and ensuite accounting for 10.6% of searches on Lamudi. Not only do property seekers want bigger floor spaces where they can enjoy a better quality of life indoors, they also want a bigger outdoor area to accommodate their active lifestyle.
At Midpark Towers, you can expect an abundance of vast, lush areas, ideal for recreation. You wouldn’t have to constantly think about distancing. Even the hallways indoors are low-density, so crowding wouldn’t be a problem. What’s more, the amenity deck features different facilities such as daycare, library lounge, fully equipped fitness gyms, swimming pools, and outdoor lanais.
It may feel like going overboard to find a condo that has essential establishments such as supermarkets, retail spaces, boutique stores, and restaurants, but in the age of the pandemic, this is a must-have for convenience and comfort. Truth be told, there are modern condominium developments that already offer this. Midpark Towers is one.
The condominium building has direct access to Ayala Malls Manila Bay via a bridgeway. Living here, you wouldn’t have to experience any hassle reaching the supermarket or your favorite restaurant. What’s more, the development is close to Aseana City’s linear mixed-use and park development called Parqal. This retail strip will host plenty of brands, as well as green, open spaces, perfect for leisure-loving Midpark Towers residents.
Bigger is better. Amid the pandemic, these upgrades are necessities you should find in your next condo. They improve comfort and convenience in this time of crisis. For more information about Midpark Towers, check out their development page on Lamudi.
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Aseana City, dubbed as the Bay Area’s ‘Next Generation City’, is set for the implementation of the next phase of its progressive plans for the masterplanned community through the construction of critical power facilities that will provide quality, reliable and sustainable electric service to its residents and locators. Via a collaborative real estate agreement with the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO), the Aseana-1 Substation Project is set to break ground in Q1 2021 and targeted for completion by 2H 2022.
Aseana City, a 107-hectare mixed-use development situated between the Mall of Asia Complex and the PAGCOR Entertainment City, is one of the fastest growing master planned township projects in the country developed by D.M. Wenceslao and Associates, Inc (PSE: DMW). Its existing locators include City of Dreams Manila, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, S&R Membership Shopping, Department of Foreign Affairs, Singapore School Manila, Sequioa Hotel, Honda Manila Bay, among others.
Pixel Residences – one of the prime residential developments inside Aseana City.
Through its partnership with Meralco, D.M. Wenceslao Group fulfills its commitment to provide world class infrstructure for its locators and residents. The forthcoming substation will further enhance energy efficiency and strengthen the power supply capacity in the entire Aseana City estate. “Aseana City is a master-planned community that connects people to home, work, play, and more. And as our community continues to grow, we want to give them the security and assurance of future-proof resources that are mindfully-designed to allow them to live a comfortable life”, shared Buds Wenceslao, CEO of DMW Group.
With the year coming to a close, D.M. Wenceslao and Associates, Inc. (PSE: DMW) marks another milestone as two of its commercial mixed use projects, (Aseana) Parqal and Aseana Plaza, were chosen to exclusively represent the Philippines in Architecture@20 – an architectural yearbook that features projects that are located in modern cities across Asia Pacific such as China & Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Parqal and Aseana Plaza
Parqal is a five-hectare mixed-use development that has a gross floor area (GFA) of 78,000 square meters. It is composed of nine independent four-story buildings that will occupy two blocks of Macapagal Boulevard. Reimagining the local street park experience into an integrated urban street with modern conveniences, Parqal is set to become the ideal model of a community-focused development by enriching the residents through its wealthy selection of services and facilities that include a spinal greenway, lush greenery, office suites, shops and retails, and dining establishments. Moreover, pedestrians can have the luxury of walking seamlessly from major focal points in Aseana City in a climate protected environment. With its impressive accessibility and connectivity plan, Parqal merges not only the outdoor and indoor living but also public and private spaces. The development was thoughtfully designed by AEDAS, an international architecture and design firm in collaboration with local architecture heavyweight, Visionarch.
Rising as the largest commercial expanse to date of the DMW Group with a total leasable gross floor area of 153, 250 sqm is a four-tower office development known as Aseana Plaza. A well-crafted modern contemporary architecture, Aseana Plaza envisions to promote a healthy workplace setting by providing the business community with relaxing office spaces, a landscaped environment and enhanced pedestrian mobility through skybridge connections to current and future developments in Aseana City. Further, the project is conveniently accessible via major thoroughfares and houses a variety of dining and retail experiences.
“As the master developer of Aseana City, strengthening the livability aspect of our projects is our passion and commitment. We also strive to ensure that we deliver world class public and private spaces to our tenants, investors, and residents as we continuously learn and reinforce holistic designs through these changing times, said Buds Wenceslao, CEO of DMWAI.”
ABOUT D.M. WENCESLAO & ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED
DMW is an integrated property developer with expertise in real estate and. It is the master developer and primary owner of Aseana City, a development project with a total land area of 107.5 hectares located along the coastal waters of Manila Bay. Since 1965, DMW has reclaimed more than 2.4 million square meters of land, leased or developed 245,000 square meters of land and buildings, and completed over 140 construction and infrastructure projects including large, complex government developments throughout the Philippines. For further information, visit dmwai.com or contact email@example.com
Makati, Philippines – D.M. Wenceslao Group (PSE:DMW), through its residential development arm, Aseana Residential Holdings Corp. (ARHC), acquired a 1,600 sqm building in Legazpi Village, Makati City. Legazpi Village, a walkable neighborhood in the Makati Central Business District, known as haven for young professionals and families with its offering of new retail concepts, restaurants, and relaxing retreats of parks and open spaces.
The company stated that it plans to build an upscale residential condominium in the area.
“This has been a challenging year for the real estate sector with the impact of the pandemic. However, we remain optimistic in the market fundamentals and the prime location of the neighborhood. We believe that this property allows the company to expand and diversify our investment portfolio and development pipeline. While Aseana City remains our flagship project, we will continue to seek opportunities in prime locations even in this current environment, said DMW CEO, Mr. Buds Wenceslao in a statement.
ABOUT D.M. WENCESLAO & ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED
DMW is an integrated property developer with expertise in land reclamation, construction and real estate development. It is the master developer and primary owner of Aseana City, a development project with a total land area of 107.5 hectares located along the coastal waters of Manila Bay. Since 1965, DMW has reclaimed more than 2.4 million square meters of land, leased or developed 245,000 square meters of land and buildings, and completed over 140 construction and infrastructure projects including large, complex government developments throughout the Philippines. For further information, visit dmwai.com.
Find out the latest development updates in Aseana City, in our webinar entitled, “What’s New Aseana? Post Pandemic Development Highlights”
Date: July 22, 2020 (Friday)
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM