Prime condominium units near the Ortigas central business district (CBD) are being developed exclusively for the price-conscious buyer.
The modern Filipino-themed Acacia Escalades, which is part of the Robinsons Communities portfolio, is located on the main thoroughfare of Amang Rodriguez Street and the corner of Calle Industria in Pasig City. The mixed-use development is composed of two mid-rise buildings, the first of which is ready for occupancy.
Developer Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) fulfils the demands of a market that wants comfort and convenience but without the steep prices. Acacia Escalades targets financially-capable young buyers, professionals, and investors, who want to live, work, shop, and relax within a five-kilometer radius. Libis, Katipunan, Ortigas CBD, Medical City, Robinsons Metro East mall, key lifestyle destinations, and reputable educational institutions are likewise easy to reach.
“Most of Robinsons Communities developments are not inside the bustling CBD’s but at the fringes, where it’s less stressful. But just the same, you can get around the metro with easy access to public transportation and proximity to major thoroughfares,” says Robinsons Land Corporation’s senior vice president for Robinsons Communities, Residences, and Luxuria Mybelle V. Aragon-GoBio.
Acacia Escalades is built with studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, some of which have balconies. Prices range from P2 million for a 26 sqm studio to P4.4 million for a 59 sqm two bedroom with a balcony. A parking slot can be had for P740,000 to P780,000.
The monthly amortization starts at P6,700 for the typical studio, one of the most affordable in the market.
On value for money, GoBio points out, “Unlike other developments, our spaces are not cramped. They are designed to provide what the buyers need to make their living more efficient.”
Buyers receive basic surface treatments that allow them to customize the walls, ceiling, and flooring according to their preferences.
Aside from being well-situated, Acacia Escalades provides other attractive features such as its lifestyle amenities.
The two L-shaped buildings frame the outdoor amenities at the podium located at the fourth level. The first building is built with 15 stories and 383 units. The second building, made up of 17 stories with 414 units, will be completed by 2020. Unlike other lower-priced developments with more than 50 units per floor, this medium-density residential condominium has at most 35 units per floor that allows for smart growth, more open spaces, and better security.
The architecture adopted certain local elements such as cross-ventilation in all hallways to facilitate more natural light and cool air. Details from the Filipino ancestral home such as the earthy color scheme, pitched roofs, decorative corbels and transoms, wood veneers, and dramatic landscape photographs lend character to this modern-Filipiniana inspired architectural development.
The building’s distinctive style also lies in its atrium, an open space that connects all the floors to the skylight. Residents feel more connected to the outdoors with views of the garden rather than their neighbors’ doors across the hallway. For a sustainable environment, the driveway and outdoor amenities are also backed up with solar lighting.
There are other perks that are out of reach of the average homeowner that one easily gets by choosing Acacia Escalades. The on-site gym, dance studio, children’s playground, and adult and kiddie pools are just a few of the amenities in the development that makes this affordable condo home a price catch. Acacia Escalades also takes pride in having one of the biggest and most scenic landscapes in the Robinsons Communities portfolio, with open spaces dedicated to common areas. Special events can be hosted at a function room, which can comfortably accommodate as much as 100 guests.
Then there’s the convenience of a Robinsons Supermarket, a pizza place, a fast-food, a bank, a pharmacy, and a tea shop on the ground floor. Ring Rob, the country’s only residential digital concierge, can do everything from housekeeping, food delivery, laundry, repairs, taxi service, business center, and interior design fit-out. Buyers are also gifted with the Robinsons VIP Card that gives discounts and shopping privileges with partner establishments.
“At Acacia Escalades, you don’t need to step out of the area because we have a full complement of facilities. We dispel the notion that a condominium is just a box of rooms. Our amenities enable you to make new friends, bond with your family, or simply have fun,” GoBio Robinsons Land Corporation’s senior vice president for Robinsons Communities, Residences, and Luxuria proudly says.