BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar
For many, the prospect of luxury living within green surroundings in the Klang Valley is a lofty ambition – especially since the green nooks of yore are rapidly vanishing in the face of aggressive modernisation.
However, developers such as SPK Homes (a subsidiary of SPK Bhd) beg to differ, suggesting that buyers take a closer look at spacious Shah Alam, where modernity has had but a minor impact on the natural green surroundings.
Evidence of this can be found in one of the company’s latest projects, The Primer Garden Town Villas (PGTV), where contemporarily designed homes are set within a gated-and-guarded enclave that boasts a modern tropical living concept.
The project takes shape within the 500-acre Cahaya SPK neighbourhood, a celebrated residential hub in Seksyen U9 that is home to bungalow lots, bungalows, semi-dees, superlinks and town villas, as well as a number of commercial properties
The PGTV enclave is the latest addition to the locale, comprising 244 units of town villas, with a density of just 14 units per acre, set amidst 17.76 acres of beautifully landscaped surroundings.
According to SPK Homes, the project is targeted at young professionals, families and also discerning investors who are on the lookout for properties that come with exceptional value.
Offering innovative layouts that can house two generations in a single home, the town villas come with 3+1 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in a choice of built-ups that range from 2,343sq ft to 2,863sq ft. Each unit will have with two designated car park bays, while the visitor’s parking lots are available within the development’s compound.
The units are designed to seamlessly integrate with the natural landscape. Expansive glass windows, soaring ceiling heights and doors that invite picturesque views of the verdant outdoor parks create an unobstructed flow of interior-exterior space, transforming town villa living into a chic, stylish and spacious experience.
Priced from RM1 million, the real value of these units lies in its immediate access to green surroundings. The enclave boasts three thematic gardens – dubbed Senses Garden, Blooming Garden and Aromatic Garden – which provide the perfect venue for an evening stroll or various family-oriented activities.
Such developments are becoming rare in the Klang Valley, as land prices are not likely to move backwards in the future, especially in centralised locations within the main urban concentration of the capital district and Selangor. As such, developments of the future can probably ill afford to spare land for such indulgences as verdant green surroundings, and buyers will have to look at distant frontiers of the urban periphery to find something equal.
This makes projects such as this among the last opportunities to invest in what is very likely to become one of the most highly desirable luxuries within the Klang Valley.
Additional value comes in the development’s ability to offer this lifestyle freedom in secure surroundings. PGTV offers a multi-tiered security system which includes: a comprehensive perimeter fencing with CCTV surveillance; Intercom and Central Monitoring System (CMS) linked to the guardhouse; and 24-hour guarded entrance with proximity card access.
Residents can also access the security alarm system via any smart phone or web-enabled device. Residents are also able to communicate directly with the security personnel at the guardhouse via the intercom system, while the linked emergency panic button creates assurance that help is always close at hand.
In fact, the developer is also offering units that come with a complete smart digital home system that brings together four important aspects – multimedia, information, communication and education.
Furthermore, residents can take advantage of the amenities and facilities that have been made available by the greater Cahaya SPK neighbourhood. Conceived to be a resort township, it showcases 78 acres of crystalline lakes and canals, scenic garden parks and wide open spaces interspersed over gentle undulating terrain, and a 3.2km jogging path surrounding the showpiece lake.
Residents can enjoy a host of facilities located at the 38,000sq ft Cahaya SPK Resort Club, which features an Olympic-length swimming pool, badminton, squash and tennis courts, BBQ areas, playgrounds, gymnasium, multi-purpose halls and a surau, among others.
The project is also located within proximity of educational institutions such as Sri Cahaya International School, Universiti Teknologi Mara and the Management Science University. Nearby hypermarkets include Giant, Tesco and Mydin, while sports fans will appreciate the nearby Monterez Golf Club and Glenmarie Glof Club.
Major urban focal points within the Klang Valley are made accessible via convenient access to the Guthrie Corridor Expressway, New Klang Valley Expressway and Federal Highway.
The upcoming Damansara Shah Alam Expressway (DASH) will also greatly benefit the residents of Cahaya SPK.