By Theresa S. Samaniego
Philippine Daily Inquirer - Special Project - September 30, 2016
LET YOUR home be your island getaway.
With the dizzying and all consuming vibe of the urban jungle, coming home to an island sanctuary where rest and relaxation can come naturally is often a welcome treat for many city dwellers as such a setting has been proven to do wonders to one's mind and body. Indeed previous studies have shown that individuals and families, whose homes are situated and/or set amid areas where nature abounds, tend to be healthier and more productive.
Realizing thus the crucial role that nature plays in one's quality of life, many property developers have started creating these sanctuaries, which are aimed at replicating the beauty and warmth of nature. But while most have tried to deliver, only a few however could claim to have developments built right in the middle of a natural setting.
Such developer is SM Development Corp. (SMDC), whose premium residential developments continue to change and improve the landscape of one of the most scenic destinations in Metro Manila-- MOA Complex.
SMDC, one of the country's leading home providers, is currently in the process of building its fourth residential development in the SM Mall of Asia Complex, a district currently being developed to become a mixed-use community.
"With the success of our previous residential developments in the MOA Complex, we've deemed that now more than ever is the perfect time to showcase the fourth in the series of our residential developments in the area-- the Shore Residences," Jose Mari Banzon, EVP of SMDC said.
"Shore, which is a follow up to the famed Shell Residences, offers a distinct beach island getaway feel and has the famed Manila Bay sunset as your view. With its resort inspired amenities and ambience you would feel like as if you have your own private island as your home," Banzon explained.
The decision to put up Shore, which is situated within the thriving entertainment, business and leisure districts of the MOA Complex and Entertainment City, was inspired largely by the huge unit take up at the Shore Residences and the rising demand for high-quality property developments.
Owning a unit at Shore is similar to having "access to paradise" combined with the conveniences of the modern day metropolis.
Shore Residences takes inspiration from the best of waterfront living, the beach island, the riverfront and soon a wharf lifestyle.
"No passports, visas and luggages needed, here residents can enjoy paradise every day. With five-star facilities conceptualized by renowned international design and architectural firm and 15,000 sqm of seamlessly integrated resort-inspired amenities, residents are sure to enjoy that rejuvenating vacation feel every single day," Banzon further claimed.
A practical and wise investment as well, it is for individuals and start-up families alike. Add to that is the fact that this project is strategically located near transport hubs-- being a few minutes away from the country's train systems, the Light Rail Transit Line 1 and the Metro Rail Transit Line 3, as well as well as the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City. This affords residents convenience and immediate access to work, key establishments and other places of interest.
Shore likewise serves as a perfect investment for our hardworking overseas Filipino workers who long for that easy and relaxed lifestyle especially after being deprived from leisurely activities abroad.
Shore evokes a contemporary vibe, at the center of the development are islands of amenities, surrounded by pools with beach-like entry design.
"Three towers are expected to rise. Towers 1 and 2 will rise 19 storeys high while Tower 3 will be 18 storeys. Future homeowners can choose from either one-bedroom or two-bedroom unit," Banzon said.
"And with amenities like swimming pools, lush gardens, playground, function rooms, lounge areas, jogging trails and commercial establishments, residents can look forward to enjoy leisurely lifestyle at its best."
SMDC is subsidiary of SM Investments Corp., is engaged in the development of exclusive, relaxing retreats for deserving residents to enjoy. SMDC is able to meaningfully and significantly touch the lives of millions of people by allowing them to live in modern style, comfort, and convenience.
Through its vertical villages, SMDC has committed to provide access to a luxurious urban living as it has seamlessly integrated the residential components of its projects with the commercial retail environment, giving its residents access to a truly cosmopolitan lifestyle.
SMDC properties are strategically situated in key areas across Metro Manila specifically the cities of Makati, Mandaluyong, Manila, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon City, and Taguig, as well in Tagaytay City.