If you're in the market for a condominium, know that some make better homes and investments than others. Look at the location, the developer's history, and the attention to detail that's put into each unit. Here are some of the most coveted properties on the market today:
The Proscenium at Rockwell
The latest project by the Rockwell Land Corporation is shaping up to be its most premium to date. The Proscenium is made up
Location: Estrella corner J.P. Rizal streets, Guadalupe Viejo, Makati
Fine Features: The Proscenium was made with art lovers in mind and its amenities were designed with that purpose, too. In a few years, a performing arts theater will connect to the towers. The towers are also linked by an amenity deck with shared pools, tennis courts, and landscaped gardens.
Signature Look/Interiors: The corporation enlisted the help of renowned architect Carlos Ott to design the structures, while Guillermo Valdez was responsible for the impeccable details that went into each tower's elaborate interiors. Each of the residential towers—Sakura, Kirov, Lincoln, and Lorraine—were inspired by famous theaters around the world.
Park Central Towers
Situated at a coveted address, Ayala Land Premier's most ambitious and luxurious residence stands in Makati's central business district. The eye-catching facade of the Park Central Towers features a sleek modern design that utilizes more glass elements than usual, with 112 glass suites that showcase floor-to-ceiling windows.
Location: Paseo de Roxas, 8735 Makati Avenue, Makati
Fine Features: Each of the 54 Aquaview Villas at the Park Central South Tower will have its own private elevator and a plunge pool on the lounge deck, which will have you feeling like it's summer all year long. The Gallery Villas open to a gallery meant for unit owners to hang their prized possessions.
Signature Space: As mentioned, glass plays a huge part in the overall design of the towers, Because of this, the 68-story property is abundant in expansive views and natural light.
Century Spire Residences
A gem in the Makati skyline, Century Spire is a design lover's dream home. It's designed by prolific Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind, with interiors by Giorgio Armani's Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio. While the lower floors serve as a commercial and office space, the upper levels of this skyscraper are home to luxurious residential cuts.
Location: Century City Lifestyle Center, Kalayaan Avenue corner Salamanca Street, Poblacion, Makati
Fine Features: Century Spire has incorporated lifestyle-centric amenities to its shared spaces: a library, a pool, a juice bar, and a relaxation room in the style of Armani/Casa.
Signature Space: Residential units come in
Albany Luxury Residences
The Albany Luxury Residences are set in a convenient location within McKinley West and the greater Bonifacio Global City landscape. Residents may enjoy the luxury of being within close proximity to landmarks such as St. Luke's Medical Center or educational institutions like International School Manila, University of the Philippines BGC, and more.
Location: Le Grand Avenue, McKinley West, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Fine Features: Control your home with a click of a button through Albany's smart home system, which allows you to command each of your appliances or the room's temperature or the light with a mobile phone. Some of the shared indoor amenities include a gym, a spa, a sauna room, and a game room.
Signature Space: This low-rise condominium may look modern from the outside, but each unit has a European touch, courtesy of the chosen fixtures that come with it. It took 500 design experts from the around the world to assemble the amenities and the residential units.
The signature Shangri-La hospitality is transmitted to its residential counterpart, Horizon Homes. Homeowners live in a high-rise space that has all the service of a five-star hotel. It's situated on the upper levels of the Shangri-La at the Fort property. What we love about it is that each floor holds only five units, ensuring each owner optimum privacy.
Location: Shangri-La at the Fort, 30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Fine Features: Apart from access to the Shangri-La Hotel and Kerry Sports facilities, unit owners at Horizon Homes also enjoy personal concierge service and 24-hour security. The location adds to its exclusivity by being in close distance to the city's top shopping and dining establishments.
Signature Space: Units vary from two- to four- bedroom spaces that range from 250 to 417 square meters. Horizon Homes units feature an open-floor layout as well as floor-to-ceiling windows. The kitchen is decked with quartz countertops, a built-in wine cooler, a Miele oven, and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. The entire unit is anchored by wooden finishes.
The Seasons Residences
If news of an upcoming Mitsukoshi department store has reached you, then it's also worth knowing that the same Japanese corporation is teaming up with Federal Land for an upcoming adjoined The Seasons Residences. This residential compound will consist of four towers, once completed, and will feature Japanese elements with modern luxuries.
Location: 8th Avenue corner 36th Street, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Fine Features: Aside from the Japanese influence, The Seasons Residence will eventually connect to Mitsukoshi in the podium level.
Signature Space: The building and its units will incorporate Japanese architecture elements in its overall design, making it minimalist and each detail purposeful. There will also be evident use of greenery at the wellness spa, the sky garden, and the dry garden. Meanwhile, the facade will be inspired by the traditional Japanese shading device called Sudare, which are wooden screens or blinds.
Grand Hyatt Manila Residences
This 45-story luxury condominium connects to the Grand Hyatt Hotel through a shared podium.
Location: 36th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Fine Features: There's the lure of shared amenities with the neighboring five-star hotel. Residents are also awarded Hyatt's Gold Passport, giving the passport holder access to a world of promotions and perks. Residents may also make use of hotel services such as the concierge, the valet, and 24-hour housekeeping.
Signature Spaces: The units are characterized by timber floor panels and marble furnishings. The kitchen is outfitted with Gaggenau appliances, while the bedroom showcases exotic woods and textiles.
Sky Villas at One Balete
Each floor in this luxurious vertical compound houses two to eight apartments. Clientele can choose from a one- to a five-bedroom villa from 65 to 390 square meters in breathing space.
Location: Sky Villas at One Balete, One Balete Drive corner N. Domingo Street, New Manila, Quezon City
Fine Features: Amenities include a gym, business lounge, swimming pool, and library. For those fussy about parking space, the building features include three levels of basement parking.
Signature Space: Interiors are bright, spacious, and breezy, with a generous ceiling space of 3.1 meters and floor-to-ceiling windows. Apartments come equipped with premium fixtures: SMEG in the kitchen, Kohler and Grohe in the bath, and top-of-the-line wardrobe systems.
The Residences at the Westin Manila Sonata Place
As the initial Westin-branded property in South East Asia, a lot is riding on the success of The Residences at the Westin Manila, which is located at the Sonata Place complex in Ortigas. It will, in the future, stand next to the Westin Manila Sonata Place Hotel and the Sonata Private Residences to complete the luxury compound.
Location: Sonata Place Complex, San Miguel Avenue corner Lourdes, Ortigas Center, Pasig
Fine Features: Residents are granted access to a lifestyle hub called The Haven, which is four floors of leisurely amenities.
Signature Spaces: To properly introduce the Westin brand into the market, the private residences of its series of signature luxuries. There's the Westin Heavenly Bed that's guaranteed to give you a good night's sleep, the RunWestin concierge service that will help you achieve your fitness goals, and the array of healthy SuperFoodsRX dishes that are available upon request. Meanwhile, Gaggenau appliances and Leicht cabinets are outfitted in the kitchen.
*This story originally appeared on Townandcountry.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.