The COVID-19 pandemic taught us to appreciate the importance of nature, fresh air, and the luxury of space. With many homebuyers now eyeing the South of Luzon area as an ideal location for settling and raising families, the spotlight is on mixed-use communities where residents can survive, thrive, and simply enjoy life. One such community is the Seafront Residences of AboitizLand.
Recent trends in homebuying indicate a rise in take-up of beachfront properties, as moneyed property purchasers are now seeking second homes that can provide a healthier environment in less congested towns outside megacities. This trend has been observed globally, where an outflux of urban dwellers relocated to next-wave cities and towns that can afford them bigger living spaces and open areas.
“Before, residences near central business districts, places of work, or transport hubs are popular preferences. These all changed,” AboitizLand CEO Dave Rafael says. “With the acceptance of work from home setup and giving priority to open spaces and amenities that support better work-life balance, the trend started to shift to homes that offer larger open spaces and promise a better quality of life for families.”
Seafront Residences, located in San Juan in Batangas, had residents moving in at the onset of the pandemic. As of February of this year, 46 house and lot units and 4 lots were officially turned over to buyers.
Work from paradise
The transition from city life to seaside living need not be a shocking change for hardcore urbanites. Mixed-use properties such as Seafront Residences offer a relaxing lifestyle without missing out on urban conveniences such as proximity to shops selling essentials and dining options.
Once they get a whiff of ocean breeze and catch a glimpse of the azure sea waters, city living pales in comparison to a life of perpetual holiday. Imagine soaking in the sun, walking barefoot on warm sand, with gentle waves rolling in the background – and doing this every single day.
Seafront Residences offers homebuyers options of house and lots, lots only, and genuinely low-density, three-storey villas designed by renowned Modern Filipino advocates BUDJI+ROYAL Architecture+Design. Families and homeowners who do a lot of entertaining will find the 100 to 150 square meter Seafront homes suitable for their lifestyle. On the other hand, the 1 to 2-bedroom units of Seafront Villas will surely appeal to single-child families, couples and single young executives. Add to that the incredible views of the Tayabas Bay and Mt. Banahaw they get to admire from their azoteas and balconies while working. That’s literally working from paradise!
AboitizLand commissioned no less than globally-renowned thought leader on new urbanist communities DPZ CoDesign of Florida, to master-plan this premier beach community. The resulting work is an imprint of AboitizLand’s more than 25 years of experience in curating land to craft neighborhoods that are sustainable and lasting, complemented by DPZ CoDesign’s expertise on New Urbanism and capacity to translate visions into actual human-scaled communities.
The array of well-thought amenities includes a beachfront clubhouse with multi-purpose hall and function rooms, a view tower, a play area, a basketball court, and adult and kiddie pools. The second phase of the community will also have its own Crest Clubhouse, a social venue with multipurpose halls and a swimming pool.
Located along the main highway is the Town Center which will house a motley of dining, retail, and service shops. Great meals and shopping experiences are just within reach for the residents and visitors alike, as the commercial complex is also open to the public.
Vecinos, which translate to neighbors, can look forward to a number of attractive features that allow them to take advantage of nature’s beauty such as transect and diamond-shaped parks and boardwalk along the shore. A network of themed convergence areas and interconnected spacious pathways that allow leisurely and socially-distanced strolls will urge residents to go out and walk their way to a healthier lifestyle and active social life.
A highly anticipated annual activity at Seafront Residences is the Summerfest where interested buyers and existing vecinos can have a taste of the wonderful life at this beachfront community. Children and adults alike will love the food and other fun activities while staying safe thanks to strictly-implemented national safety standards. The activity will be held all weekends of March, starting from the 13th.
The community is just two and a half hours away from Manila, making this a perfect permanent home that is not too far off from some of the perks in the city that people love to enjoy.
What’s more, the price of a Seafront home has since appreciated by as much as 100% for the house and lots since its launch in 2017.