Ara Damansara is gaining popularity in the local property market, with development activities picking up in recent years and its superb connectivity to the rest of the Klang Valley via highways, so it should not come as a big surprise that many new developments in the area are in the limelight for both home-buyers and property investors. One of these is the H2O mixed residential project.
Location and Layout
The H2O residences, short for Haus2Own, in up-and-coming Ara Damansara is a high-end residential development consisting of 4 V-shaped blocks with 15 storeys each, set on 6.04 acres of freehold real estate. The development will have a mixture of serviced apartments and SoHo suits, with different layouts which can cater to families as well as young working adults and professionals. There will be 5 unit layouts for the serviced apartments ranging from 750 to 1,500 sq ft, and 3 unit layouts for SoHo units ranging from 449 to 1057 sq ft. Each unit comes with 1 or 2 car park bays, depending on the unit’s size. Buyers can choose for a pool view or airport (Subang Airport) view unit.
Location-wise, H2O is strategically situation between Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam, and Subang Jaya. Some may think it is in the middle of “everywhere yet nowhere”, but many will view it as the perfect intersection between these booming areas, especially with its accessibility to most major highways; the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), Federal Highway, Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP) and Sprint Highway entry points are all less than 5km away. Add to that the two LRT stations that are due to open within walking distance of the development, there is sure to be a high level of interest especially by investors looking to reap rental yield.
(If your persoal feng shui requires more wood than water, nearby is the Aragreens Residences, which boasts medically enabled green homes, also the first of its kind in Malaysia.)
Design and Concept
The design of H2O @ Ara Damansara is inspired by the beauty of water, as evidenced by its fluid curves reminiscent of flowing water, and signature facade in the form of interlocking ice-cubes, making it instantly recognisable and unique from other developments in the city today. In fact, one can even say that its stunning architecture and design is the first of its kind in Malaysia.
The development also places a fair bit of emphasis on an active design, involving cross ventilation openings and air wells to supply fresh air to common areas and habitable space, as well as efficient blending of mechanical and electrical components such as the lift system and light fittings, just to name a few.
Facilities and Amenities
In line with its aquatic theme, H2O features unique aquatic facilities such as the swimming pool with marine life display (aquarium), a huge jacuzzi called the Hydro Spa Pool, children’s water play area, aqua gym, floating cabanas, and even a floating yoga-slash-meditation area, all located on the 7th floor. Of course, there are also other facilities including a jogging track, reflexology path, open lawn with amphitheater, viewing deck, herb garden, BBQ pavilion, skateboard area, multi-purpose basketball court, and landscaped gardens, among other facilities that we’ve come to expect from serviced apartments. In terms of security, the development offers a 24-hour multi-layered security system with CCTV monitoring services.
As for nearby amenities, residents will be spoilt for choice when buying groceries, shopping, eating out and entertain themselves at Oasis Village, Citta Mall, Tesco Hypermarket and Space U8 which are within walking distance. Further afield, yet no more than 4km (or <10mins drive) away, there are Empire Shopping Gallery, Subang Parade, AEON Big, and Sunway Giza Mall. There are also plenty of educational institutions nearby, from government schools (SK Taman Samudra, SMK Kelana Jaya) to international schools (Japanese School of Kuala Lumpur, IOP International School). Residents likewise need not worry about medical facilities, as the Ara Damansara Medical Centre is less than 1.5km away, and hospitals like Tropicana Medical Centre and Kelana Jaya Medical Centre are located nearby. If you enjoy golfing, there are 2 golf courses in the vicinity: Saujana Golf & Country Club Glenmarie Golf & Country Club.
Oh, did we mention that the upcoming Lembah Subang LRT station and Ara Damansara LRT stations are just 500m away from H2O? And if you’re rushing to catch a flight, Subang Airport is only 7 minutes drive away!
Haus2Own (H2O) @ Ara Damansara
Developer: Epoch Property (subsidiary of Titijaya Group)
Completion Date: Q2 2017 (estimate)
Type: Serviced apartments & SoHo units
Land Area: 6.04 acres
No. of blocks: 4
No. of residential floors: 15 (7th to 21st)
Total no. of units: 1375
- Serviced apartment: 750 – 1,500 sf
- SoHo: 449 – 1,057 sf
H2O @ Ara Damansara is estimated to be completed in Q2 of 2017.