Maricielo Villas: Classic Spanish legacy unfolds in a modern condo enclave

The Philippine Star - April 15, 2011

Our long history with the Spanish colonial lifestyle lives on at DMCI Homes’ latest development in the colorful city of Las Piñas. Maricielo Villas, a resort-inspired, medium-rise project, will exude the classic elegance of Spanish Mission Architecture through its thematic design – a fitting mold within a neighborhood that celebrates history and heritage.

Maricielo Villas will rise at the corner of Quirino Ave. and Casimiro Ave., located near the city’s National Cultural Treasure: the Parish Church of St. Joseph’s Bamboo Organ. This 19th-century church organ, made almost entirely from bamboo, is dubbed as the only one of its kind in the world. As such, the local city government has restored the immediate vicinity of the church, specifically known as the “Las Piñas Historical Corridor” which includes Quirino Ave., and required surrounding establishments to follow a structural theme as allusions to the Spanish influence.

Its appropriate design will make Maricielo Villas blend seamlessly with its community. The distinctive architecture, through the building façade, clubhouse and other common amenities, along with the landscaping and fixtures, all pay tribute to the Spanish Mission theme as a unique and refreshing design that stands out when compared to other residential projects in Las Piñas. Its resort living amenities set within the backdrop of a Spanish-themed environment will also set it apart from all other developments in the area. Living in this modern condominium enclave will be reminiscent of summer vacations spent soaking up the sun and lazy afternoons spent catching up with friends over cool drinks.

Where young families can enjoy the best of both worlds

The advantages however go beyond the aesthetics. Maricielo Villas was carefully planned with its target market in mind: young professionals and their families in the South seeking to upgrade to an updated way of city living. As an innovative condominium project by DMCI Homes, this development will present the best of both worlds, offering the spaciousness of traditional horizontal developments and the lock-up-and-go lifestyle of vertical projects.

Set to occupy a prime land area of 18,522 square meters, Maricielo Villas will be comprised of four (4) medium rise buildings with five (5) residential floors and one (1) medium rise building with four (4) residential floors. With only 516 units available, residents will enjoy low-density living as well as privacy and exclusivity that is common among all DMCI Homes developments.

These propositions are sure to attract early nesters who grew up in Las Piñas who wish to enjoy the same convenience and Southern lifestyle with their own families; or upgraders who wish to move from neighboring suburbs such as Cavite into the more cosmopolitan and metropolitan areas of these growth centers. This segment of the market believes that the type of community where they will nurture their children’s growing up years is a very important factor to consider when choosing a home.

Convenience and accessibility in one address

Aside from start-up young families or married couples with children, the project also aims to attract full-nesters looking for a half-way home where they can enjoy the accessibility advantage of residing in this area. The project site is approximately 350 meters near the Alabang Zapote Road, and 1km near the C5 Extension Road. Maricielo Villas can be reached via four major access routes: Quirino Avenue, Alabang Zapote Road, Manila-Cavite Coastal Road, South Luzon Expressway, and C5 Extension, making it accessible both for motorists and commuters.

The Makati CBD is only 14.9 kms away, allowing at least 30 minutes travel time. The Filinvest CBD and the Alabang CBD, which are both a mere 10 kms away from the project site, will likewise cause less worries for professionals with only 25 minutes’ travel time. There are also nearby commercial spots (Alabang Town Center, Festival Mall, and around four SM malls); hospitals, schools, churches, transport terminals, and access to the airports.

Safe and secure location that homeowners deserve

Keeping the prospective buyers in mind, DMCI Homes also put into place first-rate building features in the development to guarantee the well-being and, safety, and security of residents. Security measures are in place to make condo living truly worry-free for all families: electrified perimeter fences, 24-hour security service, CCTV cameras in strategic areas, and roving security personnel.

Unique resort living features in a classic community

Maricielo Villas will also be infused with unique resort living signature features found in other DMCI Homes developments: including a breezeway that will enhance the flow of natural ventilation and lighting; an open landscaped atrium that will provide lush verdant vegetation that improves not only the aesthetics of your home but also maintain fresh air; and single-loaded corridors which allow units to open up to a balcony overlooking the landscaped atrium, instead of facing another unit’s door.

An invigorating mix of resort living amenities will be incorporated into the project to satisfy the leisure and recreation needs of residents. Those with an active lifestyle can swim laps at the pool; and bike, or brisk-walk at the park. Those who wish to simply de-stress can relax at the lounge area, linear parks, or soak up the sun while lounging at the pool decks. Living at Maricielo Villas will give residents the feeling of a lasting vacation they can look forward to daily.

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