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True Cosmopolitan Living at Verdana

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The makings of a good condominium.

By : Eunice Ng

Indulge in the cosmopolitan lifestyle at Verdana.

Busy traffic drones are hushed to a gentle whisper as you enter its realm. Its lush verdant green envelops you into its fold as the hectic day fades into evanescence. Graciously unfurled against the backdrop of the last available green lung, this development is nothing short of a tranquil environment embraced by lush greenery, yet keeping up-to-date with the cosmopolitan lifestyle. This begs the question: what’s that property?

Verdana now sets the new benchmark of high living at Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, where developer Bandar Raya Developments Bhd (BRDB), seeks to bring the Bangsar lifestyle to Verdana.

The spacious Verdana show unit.

The spacious Verdana show unit.

“We want to bring back the richness of life back to city living,” says KC Chong, Chief Marketing Officer of BRDB.

Forty-five years in the making, BRDB’s brand has grown around its property developments in Bangsar.

Like imprinted in DNA, BRDB has always been emphasizing on “intelligently thought through designs, mixed with aesthetics and style, and in keeping up with international standards and feel.

“This is very much how we have developed and inculcated in Bangsar and now we want to take this particular Bangsar lifestyle to all our other developments, wherever we go.”

And this is what Verdana seeks to offer – a refreshing living experience, characterized by intricate landscaping and magnificent waters that hug the development. Your home will be a lookout point where verdant green runs as far as your eyes can bring, lulled by the rhythm of the enchanting waterscape.

Comprising two blocks of 25-story condominium and one low-rise block of six stories, Verdana offers buyers a chance to own a piece of cosmopolitan living. Be it individuals, small or big families, the five types of designs available, ranging from 1,451 sq ft to 3,020 sq ft, are able to cater to their different needs.

Each home is intelligently designed with deep balconies and forms a composition of three bedrooms or more. Even its smallest unit of 1,451 sq ft beckons a sense of spaciousness brought about by its smart interior. Certain units are built with a dual key system, which make it ideal for those who choose to rent out part of the home or even turn it into your work space. The Garden View Villas come with a courtyard and lanai each.

Live in a lightened conscience at Verdana as each home is fitted with energy saving appliances and with finishing and fittings to match. The kitchen will be fully fitted with a kitchen cabinet, an oven, kitchen hob and hood, as well as a washing machine and a dryer. The bathroom too exudes an air of luxury with glass screens, hot water system and a long bath for the master bathroom. While air-conditioning units are provided for, who needs artificial ventilation when Verdana is perched on a hillock?

The spacious Verdana show unit.

The spacious Verdana show unit.

With a building plinth that covers only 50% of its land area, residents will benefit from natural ventilation, light and views. A rainwater harvesting system is installed to harvest water for landscaping purposes, thus reducing storm-water runoffs.

Capitalizing on its appealing topography, 70% of five acres have been devoted to recreation purposes and open spaces; that translates to 3.5 acres of immaculate landscaping, water features and lavish facilities.

It is a sanctuary to come home to where all your recreation needs are met in Verdana. The Olympic-length swimming pool with cabanas lined by the side, gymnasium, tennis and badminton courts, sauna, jacuzzi and a fully equipped function hall are just some of the facilities offered here. If you would like to play host, the pavilion is fitted with a preparation kitchen and outdoor barbeque area for you to hold parties and entertain guests.

“Again, this is very much a BRDB thing.”

A lot of thought processes have gone into the making of Verdana to ensure not just high standards of quality and class but also one that is conscious towards the environment. With that, BRDB is no less confident to have the development assessed by Malaysia’s very own Green Building Index (GBI) and CONQUAS by Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority for quality assurance in the construction.

Potential Value
Verdana is pegged at an average price of RM550 per sq ft to RM600 per sq ft. While some may perceive the price to be slightly higher than it should in Dutamas, Verdana offers more value in terms of the quality that the developer injects back into the development. This is evident in the top end products and appliances incorporated into the homes.

“This is in general keeping in line with our own DNA. We have been developing high end all the while, so this is the first opportunity for us to build at a slightly lower priced bracket but our high standards still maintained.

“Furthermore, we felt our location offers a bit more serenity compared to Mont’ Kiara and yet being in close proximity to it.

“The location itself holds a lot of promise. As the city gets bigger, Dutamas will get closer to the city, with the infrastructure that is going in there,” KC delightfully shares.

“The location itself will see an appreciation in the near future.”

In terms of accessibility, Dutamas is located in a strategic position of being adjacent to Mont’ Kiara, with access to Jalan Kuching, Jalan Duta, North-South Highway and the Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway. Verdana too will benefit from the road widening process on Jalan Segambut currently underway. Other amenities from schools to dining and retail therapy to golf clubs are within reach as Verdana is flanked by other mature neighborhoods like Desa Sri Hartamas, Damansara Heights and Bangsar.

“Verdana is quite a superior product. It has the makings of a very good condominium. Once it’s completed, we can then see the full potential of the project.

“We will deliver well. If we don’t, it will be our downfall.”

Now this stylish waterside living is not just any other home, but one that sings the heart of a true cosmopolitan living, tucked away in the serenity of a lush and exclusive sanctuary.

“The location itself will see an appreciation in the near future”
– KC Chong

Verdana at North Kiara

  • Freehold
  • 5 acres
  • 2 blocks of 25-story condominium and 1 low-rise block of six stories
  • 5 types of layout
  • Built-ups from 1,451sf to 3,020sf
  • From 3 bedrooms
  • Condominiums priced from RM850,000; Garden View Villas starts at RM1,480,000
  • Estimated completion, December 2014

Facilities

  • Olympic-length swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Poolside cabanas
  • Pavilion
  • Gymnasium
  • Tennis and badminton courts
  • Multi purpose hall
  • Children’s playground

How to get there?

Journey to your home with ease via the Sprint Highway, Penchala Link, Jalan Kuching, North-South Highway, Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway, Jalan Duta and Jalan Segambut

Amenities

  • Schools – Garden International School, Mont’ Kiara International School, French International School
  • Clubs – Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, Royal Selangor Club, Bukit Kiara Equestrian Club
  • Dining & Shopping – Bangsar Shopping Centre, Solaris Dutamas, Hartamas Shopping Centre, Plaza Mont’ Kiara, One Mont’ Kiara

To experience BRDB’s cosmopolitan lifestyle at Verdana, visit its show apartments at the BRDB Sales Gallery, Jalan Penaga, Bukit Bandaraya, or contact +603 2095 1011. Alternatively, log on to www.verdana.com.my.