Many Philippine developments are described as “master-planned” communities and “amenity-rich.” Yet how many promise an affordable lifestyle, in harmony with their natural surroundings, without sacrificing modern conveniences and comforts? Of critical importance to the success of smart growth in the suburbs is a mix of housing types, price points, and uses offering a more vital and diverse community.

South Forbes Golf City, the country’s largest fully-integrated and all-themed golf resort city at the forefront of the Metro Sta. Rosa – Tagaytay corridor, and recipient of the Best Golf Community Development by the 2007 CNBC International Property Awards, the world’s most prestigious property awards program, and, recently, the Highly Commended Award for Best Development by the 2010 Bloomberg Asia-Pacific Residential Award, advocates a reasonable balance between jobs and the type of affordable housing through a whole range of dwelling types and sizes.

“South Forbes’ Residential Cluster is the first of its kind: a master-planned community of elegant homes nestled in several gorgeous internationally-themed enclaves,” said Cathay Land president Jeffrey Ng. “Not only are our enclaves different in theme and culture, it also offers a variety of price points to suit everyone’s financial capacity.”

Comfortably compact. The first of all South Forbes themed enclaves is the warm Mediterranean Villas. Lot sizes begin at 150 square meters where quaint Spanish-inspired homes line the streets reminiscent of the Iberian Coast.

“It is a delight to see that a master-planned themed community such as ours is now revealing its charming character with our residents living in model villas of our design,” said Cathay Land president Jeffrey Ng. “Some of them have built of their own creativity, guided by our design restrictions, which has further enhanced the appeal of the whole place.”

The Mediterranean Villas originally offered seven unique model homes which caters to the different preferences of its buyers: the Castellon, Sevilla, Alicante, Cadiz, Tarragona, and the Duplex comprise the two-storey homes while the Costa del Sol is the sole bungalow. In addition to this affordable model homes are the recently introduced Marbella, Vitoria, Alhambra & Alrmeria.

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The Philippine Star Business Section REAL ESTATE B-7
Friday, June 29, 2012