By: Amy R. Remo
A growing preference for wide, airy spaces and proximity to nature has sparked an appetite for house and lot developments.
As the pandemic clearly prompted a discovery—or, for others, a rekindling—of one’s affinity for a more laidback lifestyle amid spaces and nature, some are now looking at such alternatives, willing to get out of the frenzied excitement of urban centers to consider the wonderful comfort of communities where they get to enjoy lush, landscaped expanses, recreational parks, and those extra corners in, around and out of their homes. For some homeowners, having greater spaces and easy access to nature became part of what they consider essentials in this pandemic.
Rockwell Land, however, has long planned to create bigger spaces that strive to create the right balance between nature and modernity. While known primarily for its premium, ultra exclusive high rise communities and that signature Rockwell lifestyle coveted by many, Rockwell Land is bringing that elevated living experience to its growing portfolio of horizontal developments.
Even prior to the pandemic, Rockwell Horizontals has already been offered to a highly discerning market that seeks for more room to grow and thrive, more spaces to breathe and unwind—all set amid breathtaking nature. From Laguna, Batangas, Cebu to Bacolod, Rockwell Horizontals carves greater spaces for nature-inspired communities.
Sprawling haven for wellness
In Laguna, the 63-hectare Rockwell South at Carmelray offers more than just the luxury of space. It is poised to provide a sprawling haven for wellness, in which the ideal home is where future residents could readily embrace the outdoors, bask in the open skies, lush foliage, trails and fresh air, and still enjoy modern, high end conveniences given its unique features, well-appointed amenities and exquisite finishes. The development’s accessibility is further highlighted by the numerous access roads, major thoroughfares and future infrastructure projects that bring Rockwell South at Carmelray close enough to city centers.
Over 3 hectares of open spaces, including the 1.9-hectare expanse of Central Amenity area and seven recreational parks meanwhile reflected Rockwell’s recognition of the incomparable benefits of nature and the value of horizontal living—most especially in today’s times. Offered here are lots ranging from 656 sqm to over 1,000 sqm in Cluster 1, and 300 sqm to 478 sqm in Cluster 2. Both clusters were launched last year, attesting to the warm reception to this kind of community even before the pandemic broke out.
This promising joint venture with the Yulo family’s Carmelray Property Holdings Inc. and San Ramon Holdings Inc., Rockwell South at Carmelray is Rockwell Land’s first exclusive horizontal gated community and largest project to date.
Bringing nature close to home
In the City of Lipa, Batangas, Rockwell Land is bringing nature closer to your home through its 38-ha residential community known as Terreno South. Here, future residents will get to revel in a sanctuary that blends nature with urban living, a serene community that preserves its natural terrain, as well as some 5,000 full-grown trees that lend a cool atmosphere to this part of the province.
In fact, future homeowners will enjoy an unparalleled 1:1 tree to house ratio.
Nature indeed seamlessly merges with the Rockwell lifestyle as Terreno South features generous open spaces, a 900-m long linear park, an expansive 2-ha amenity area that includes a clubhouse, multipurpose court, swimming pools, jogging path, biking trail, and picnic areas, among others. Similar to other Rockwell Land developments, Terreno South’s proximity to major thoroughfares, establishments, commercial centers and key institutions will also further assure residents of ease of access to modern comforts and conveniences.
With Phase 1 launched in October 2018, the turnover for these lots—with sizes ranging from 120 sqm to 315 sqm—are now well underway and prompts the beginnings of the Terreno South community.
Phase 2 is currently halfway sold, while Phase 3 of the property is poised to launch next year. Given the strong, sustained demand for lots here, it is clear that Rockwell Land has already perfected the blueprint for horizontal communities, as it did for its vertical residences.
Exquisite home in paradise
In Cebu meanwhile, the much awaited Aruga Resort and Residences-Mactan will bring that distinct premium Rockwell lifestyle to Mactan’s shores amid a more quaint, easygoing setting. Here, Rockwell Land has turned a private escape into a luxurious piece of real estate, whose values are now comparable to those within the central business districts in Metro Manila.
This 5.2-hectare enclave, located along the leisure strip of Punta Engaño, offers a piece of paradise with its sunny shores, glistening blue waters, fresh breeze, gentle waves and lush tropic scenery that would soothe your nerves. Future residents of The Villas at Aruga—or the private beachside homes—will be privileged to live in a sanctuary that opens up to the natural fine white sand of Aruga Resort’s 270-meter wide beachfront. Add to that the exceptional choice amenities that further create an idyllic respite for homeowners.
What Rockwell Land brought to this island is truly in a league of its own, a residential-resort development that ingeniously eases the perks of resort relaxation with its distinct brand community living—creating a sweet travel escape you can enjoy all year round.
Modern heritage home
In Bacolod City meanwhile, a former sugarcane farm will soon be home to an exciting, promising development that will suit the sophisticated taste of the Negrenses.
Rockwell Land marks its foray in this city with Rockwell in Bacolod, an 11-hectare residential community that will allocate a whopping 80 percent of its area for open spaces—reminiscent of Bacolod’s heritage mansions, sprawling grounds and vast landscapes.
Here, Rockwell brings to life a living space that aptly reflects the Bacolodnons’ way of life—progressive while remaining respectful of the hometown’s rich culture. Its highly strategic location places future residents near key thoroughfares, centers, and institutions including the new Bacolod-Silay International Airport, among others while retail shops and leisure choices will rise within the community itself to complement the modern Bacolodnon lifestyle.
Rockwell in Bacolod is indeed poised to be your modern heritage home in Negros Occidental—one that allows you to respect the rich cultural heritage of this historic city, while enjoying the modern comforts that only the signature Rockwell lifestyle can offer.