The pandemic has completely changed the ways of the world—from the way people live to how companies handle their business. But as everyone continues to experience the many changes in the new normal, one of the industries that have managed to remain resilient, and enduring is real estate. Even more so, it remains to be a stable and tangible asset that only appreciates over time.
One developer, in particular, continues to be valuable even amid the pandemic and beyond: luxury real estate brand, Filigree, who continues to lead the way in building investment-worthy homes with focus on living experience and wellness. Showcasing these qualities is its flagship development, Botanika Nature Residences in Filinvest City, Alabang.
Going beyond green
The pandemic has put sustainability and access to nature at the forefront. Now, more and more homeowners are opting to have homes that are healthy and as close to nature as possible.
At Botanika, aesthetic, functionality, and sustainability are seamlessly integrated into the building features to become more efficient, especially in the time of crisis. For one, the building utilizes energy and water-efficient fixtures to cut down on utility building costs. This can be seen in the glass sun-roofed atrium, low flow faucets, dual flush toilets, to name a few. Likewise, all over the development, residents can also enjoy a better circulation of airflow, thanks to the lush and landscaped areas all over the development, from the atrium landscape, central gardens, and plant boxes along the hallways. In the time of social distancing, the building’s single-loaded hallways ensure lesser chances for residents to come across each other. To encourage sustainable means of transportation, the building provides bike racks and shower rooms, made specifically for cyclists.
It is because of these unique condominium living features that Botanika was awarded a 4-star BERDE (Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence Certification) rating. At least 70 percent of its total land area is dedicated to open space, resembling village living that usually features abundant spaces.
Further cementing its position as a frontrunner in green living, Botanika is strategically located at the most exclusive portion of Filinvest City, Alabang, the first and only township with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold in Neighborhood Development certification in the Philippines. As a self-sustaining community, Botanika residents don’t need to travel far to enjoy abundant open spaces. Likewise, being in a walkable garden city, residents can thrive in a healthy, green and walkable community with easy access to all of life’s essentials like world-class medical facilities, major business establishments, shopping and commercial centers, and prestigious educational institutions.
A comfortable home
A collaborative project of renowned designers Architecture International, Leandro V. Locsin Partners, AECOM Singapore, Miaja Design Group, and Periquet Galicia Inc. for unit space planning of the second tower, Botanika offers generous living spaces and well-curated amenities made to promote comfort, good health, and excellent quality of life for its current and future residents.
Meanwhile, its spacious units were designed to anticipate the owners’ distinctive lifestyle. The move-in ready Tower 1 ranges from ±125-221 sqm with 2BR to 3BR, while Tower 2, which is now on pre-selling, widens the variety, bringing into the mix, one-bedroom units at a generous size of ±72 sqm, and four-bedroom bi-level units ranging from ±265-322 sqm, complete with grand lanais that blur the lines between units and outdoors. One of the significant features of Tower 2 is that each unit offers deeper lanais at 2.6 meters to allow a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. This is especially important during the pandemic where residents are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible.
A rewarding investment
With Filinvest City, enjoying a compounded annual growth rate of more than 20 percent in the last 10 years, Botanika is also experiencing this advantage with its increase in capital value at 112% since its launch. In addition, the prevailing lease rate for Tower 1 starts from P135,000 and P200,000 for 2BR and 3BR units respectively.
With Tower 1 units already ready for occupancy, Tower 2 units are now on pre-selling. By the time of its completion, the unit’s value will increase considerably, making it a winning proposition for investors or end-users looking for a nature-inspired and future-ready home.
Botanika Nature Residences is a top-end residential development in Filinvest City, Alabang that offers a unique approach to condominium living with its wide-open spaces and its green and sustainable features that resemble village living. It has all the makings of a smart investment: tasteful and stylish finishes, desirable features, great location, security, and exclusivity.
“Amid this pandemic, Botanika really provides its residents with a relaxed, healthy environment that goes beyond just the implementation of minimum safety protocols. More than half of its total land area is dedicated to lush, open spaces where families will experience a more revitalizing ambiance daily, significantly improving their overall well-being. This is taking residents to a whole new level of zen even in the comforts of their home right here in the garden city of the south, Filinvest City.” says Daphne Sanchez, Filigree Deputy Head.
To know more about Botanika’s newest offerings, log onto www.botanika.com.ph or visit the Filigree Showsuites to view Botanika’s model units.