The reasons why we decided to transfer from Manila to Cavite is to be able to breath some fresh air, to have a quiet surrounding and to be closer to nature. Unfortunately, the latter did not met our expectations. Our village as of now, doesn’t have huge trees to cover the heat from the sun and there are not enough plant life in the place. I am expecting that 5-10 years from now, this place will be crowded and get noisier but I hope the people and the property management will do something to make living here different from the city.
I heard about this unique townhouses along New Manila that makes living so close to nature even if you are in the urban world. The developer is called Mañosa Properties Inc.,
Does the developer’s name sounds familiar? It is because the developer of this property is a well-known architecture and national artist and who works some design for Amanpulo, Coconut Palace, Edsa Shrine, among others. It is no other than Francisco “Bobby” MAÑOSA.
“Too many buildings (here) are designed to look good without considering how liveable they are,” explains Gelo Mañosa. Echoing his father, he continues, “The bahay kubo was the original sustainable house. In essense, it already embodies the principles of climate-conscious architecture …what we do at Mañosa & Co., is to take these principles and apply them to modern designs…” – from www.philstar.com
Now Mañosa Properties Inc., is sets to unveil what is without doubt its most exclusive townhouse development—Ylang Lane in New Manila.
Luxurious Philippine indigenous material interiors evoking the breezy open spaces and tranquility of the finest resorts characterize all seven duplexes and single detached units of Ylang Lane. Each unit rises four story-high with a grand penthouse, and is surrounded by lush vegetation in a marriage of breathtaking beauty and practicality that can only come from the hands of internationally acclaimed Architect Francisco “Bobby” Mañosa.
Ylang Lane, as the senior Mañosa admits, is a distillation of his design philosophy that he has nurtured for more than 35 years. His dedication to capture the Filipino spirit in elevated structures and apply innovative “green” architecture is manifested in Ylang Lane’s indigenous landscaping, water conservation features, and energy-saving spaces that let in abundant natural lighting and ventilation.
Creating only seven units allows Mañosa Properties to cater only to a premium market, one that would readily pay a premium price per unit (25-26Million per unit), for the chance to live with that rarefied mixture of exclusivity, sustainability, and even history, since only a select few will get bragging rights for owning a product of a world-renowned architect.
Indeed, the limited number of units has helped Mañosa pour all his talents into and elevate these from luxurious homes to genuine works of art. Every facet of its 350-square meter floor area is a celebration of Filipino innovation, best captured by his design philosophy of “contemporary Filipino green architecture”.
An exclusive enclave centrally located at the heart of New Manila, Ylang Lane has a wide interior road and open area with generous cuts allowing each unit to have their own garden. Each unit has a 3-car garage and is topped by its own penthouse with rooftop garden entertainment area. Among its “green” features is a rainwater harvester that can collect for landscape maintenance, car wash, and other household functions. Lastly, one of the project’s highlights is its security, where it is of utmost importance. Centralized CCTV and roving security are some of the features of the security system in Ylang Lane.
Ylang Lane is the pilot project of BERDE for horizontal town house development by the Philippine Green Building Council (PhilGBC), whose one of its founding members is the young Mañosa architect, Architect Gelo Mañosa, an advocate of Green Architecture himself. With its wide open spaces, lush landscaping, natural sources of light and air, and low-density living, Ylang Lane is designed to satisfy many requirements prescribed by eco certifications.
Located on Ylang Street in New Manila, Quezon City, Ylang Lane Townhouses takes after Mañosa Properties’ other premium townhome development, Lantana Lane, which is also found in the area.
For more information, contact 705.1135/497.7302/842.6988 and 0917.585.6709, Lisette Mangonon (Sales and Marketing Director); www.manosa.com
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