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MANILA, Philippines — When it comes to upscale real estate, they say location is everything. It speaks volumes on how exclusive and premium a project is, promising higher land values and impressive returns on investment in the years to come. It also reflects the status in life of its residents and buyers — that they are of the meticulous set who only expect the best in everything, down to the last detail.
For this criterion alone, The Enclave Alabang by luxury real estate brand Filigree fits the very definition of what a premiere horizontal development should be — even bagging an award for Best Residential Development in the Philippines at the recently concluded Asia Pacific Property Awards 2018 held in Bangkok, Thailand.
With the exceptional level of craftsmanship, world-class design and features, and meticulous planning evident across all Filigree residential developments, this award comes as no surprise for The Enclave Alabang.
The Enclave Alabang is strategically situated along the primary Daang Hari Road, which is among the most desired locations in the metro. Its proximity to top centers of learning, retail and leisure hubs, top-rate medical facilities, and the premier garden central business district in the Metro South, Filinvest City, simply make it so.
And yet, the property development is positioned to allow for utmost privacy and serenity, of gentility and grace, where residents are secluded from the hustle and bustle of urban living. Its unrivaled location is just one of the many outstanding attributes that make it a cut above the rest.
Filigree also assembled the most notable team of development consultants, each one bringing to the table a high level of expertise and know-how, resulting in a masterplanned, low-density village at an intimate 13 hectares of green-oriented expanse.
As masterplanners, renowned design firm H1 Architecture was tapped; following its vision of an environment that puts a premium on green, open spaces, with optimally designed lots.
“When we were looking at the project, we started with the big picture, taking cognizance of the sequence of experiences,” notes Juan Seriña, principal architect of H1 Architecture. “How do you frame views? How do you create points of interest? Everything tells a story, so that’s how we did the master plan.”
Toward this end, 40 percent of the development is generously dedicated to sprawling greenery, the crowning glory of which is the Central Park — The Enclave Alabang’s centerpiece, which boasts of abundant flora, a mini man-made lagoon with calming waters, and a watch tower that overlooks the community.
This masterfully landscaped focal point offers a children’s playground, ample seating areas, and a green space for outdoor activities like biking, jogging and walking.
“For The Enclave Alabang and other high end projects, it’s important to have a communal space that has all the amenities required by the community. And you want people to engage. A park is really an opportunity for the community to come together and for it to be effective, it has to be designed properly with the proper amenities, circulation, access, greenery versus hardscape,” Armando Casibang, AECOM’s director for planning and economics, explains.
This design concept sets The Enclave Alabang apart, offering residents a nature sanctuary of their own — even in one of the busiest, most dynamic parts of the metro.
For The Enclave Alabang’s amenities area, the awe-inspiring 1,500-square meter Clubhouse, Filigree turned to no less than BUDJI+ROYAL Architecture+Design for the interiors.
This stunning structure has a contemporary resort-feel that promotes relaxation and a respite from the day’s worries. Its refreshing ambiance is an escape from the active metro, with its relaxing lap pool for a revitalizing dip, a well-equipped fitness center with the latest and essential exercise machines, a game room, plus a main function hall that can accommodate 100 persons while two more function rooms can accommodate 50 persons each.
“It’s about simplicity, luxury of space, openness, lightness, and after all these years there’s a project, The Enclave Alabang, that spells all the things I believe in,” Budji Layug says.
Perhaps the pièce de résistance at The Enclave Alabang — the glimmering jewels of the whole development — are the Limited Edition Designer Residences, which are masterpieces of H1 Architecture. These designer residences highlight the luxurious, modern tropical design theme of the entire property.
“When we started to do the houses, we wanted to take advantage of the beautiful community features that the master plan already has, creating distinct designs that easily compliment The Enclave Alabang’s vision,” H1 Architecture’s Raymond Hernandez says.
With all these unique, deliberately planned features among others, The Enclave Alabang is greater than the sum of its parts, exceeding expectations, redefining perceptions, and setting standards in the world of luxury real estate that others can only dream of achieving.