Living in tune with nature

The Englishstyle Eco Meadows will have vast open spaces for one to enjoy the outdoors, as well as a water feature separating it from the main road.

With sprinklings of English-style elegance, the stately and graceful enclave of Eco Meadows brings a wholesome and elevated living experience to mainland Penang.

The 24.3ha project by Eco World Development Group Bhd is nestled in rapidly developing Bukit Tambun, and a follow-up to its well-received Eco Terraces in Paya Terubong on the island.

Inspired by London’s sprawling Hampton Court Palace, Eco Meadows will combine classic architecture with expanses of manicured lawns, structured hedges, flowering trees and tranquil water features.

A fully gated, guarded and stratified development, Eco Meadows is split into two phases — the recently launched Phase 1 with 375 double-storey terrace homes, and the upcoming Phase 2 with a residential high-rise and commercial lots.

According to EcoWorld Penang general manager Khoo Teck Chong, the initial release of 260 units in early September, priced from RM708,000 onwards, enjoyed overwhelming response and all available units have been booked.

“Many buyers are mainland folk who are upgrading for their own stay. Some identified particular units that they wanted, and queued overnight to ensure they got them.

“It’s a desirable address, and one that they would be proud to call home,” he said in an interview in conjunction with the Star Property Fair 2015, which opens in Queensbay Mall in Penang, today.

The homes, also known as Northampton Terraces and set for completion in 2018, have built-ups ranging from 2,206sq ft to 2,786sq ft. They sit on plots sized 22ft x 70ft, or 20ft x 70ft.

Among the development’s unique features are tree-lined boulevards, a long water feature that separates it from the main road of Jalan Paboi, and lush green belts where one can freely enjoy the outdoors.

At its heart is the Meadows Town Hall, an exclusive 8,000sq ft lifestyle centre with swimming pool, gymnasium, multi-purpose hall, barbecue area, gazebo, half basketball court and outdoor playground.

“The development is conceptualised to create the ideal lifestyle that people nowadays yearn for. Its serene and secure environment allows one to move and play around freely with peace of mind,” Khoo noted.

The enclave’s strategic location, adjacent to the North-South Expressway, puts residents within easy access of various amenities, neighbouring townships and transportation infrastructure.

EcoWorld chief operating officer Datuk S. Rajoo said sustainability is a key feature of their offerings, and pointed out, “We don’t just build houses, but create a wholesome and healthy living environment. This is in line with our vision of creating tomorrow and beyond.”

He added that the remaining terrace units of Eco Meadows’ Phase 1 will be available soon. Meanwhile, Phase 2 is expected to be soft-launched in the first quarter of 2016.

At Eco Terraces, over half of its non-bumiputra units have been snapped up. Future residents will enjoy the good life in a low-density, green enclave sprawling some 5.17ha.

Of the total land area, only 30% will be developed. This comprises a 33-storey tower block with 333 stylish residences and a separate lifestyle centre with modern facilities.

The remaining 70% of Eco Terraces’ hillside plot, or around 3.2ha, is set aside for parkland replete with gorgeous gardens, manicured terraces, a forest reserve, natural water features and an array of open-air amenities.

Typical units are sized from 1,095sq ft or 1,366sq ft, with two-level duplexes at 2,008sq ft, and a dual-keys variant at 1,520sq ft. All come with either three or four bedrooms.

They will be delivered fully-fitted with air-conditioners, hot-water heaters, wardrobes and kitchen cabinet with electrical appliances. Work has already begun, and set for completion by 2019.

Khoo also teased, “We will be offering special home-ownership packages, valid only during the four-day fair.”

To find out more, head to the company’s booth at C1 from today until Sunday, between 10.30am to 10.30pm.

Admission is free. - By The Star

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