Developed way back in 1988, 1 Persiaran Gurney may be old but still towering and eye-catching in its historic site in Gurney Drive, Georgetown. It is one of the early luxury developments in the area somehow making it one of the benchmark for skyscrapers in this sought-after address.
Comprising 1 Persiaran Gurney are two high rise towers. One is 26-storey and another is 29-storey housing a total of 198 condominium units. Of the total units, only 6 are penthouses while the rest are standard condos. Built-up size is from 1,400 sq.ft. for typical units while the bigger choices measure 3,000 sq.ft. onwards. With emphasis on privacy and a low density setting, there are only 4 standard units per level. Penthouses are even more private with only 3 per floor.
Subsale price was set from RM1.2 million to as much as RM2.88 million. With a ton of newer developments in Gurney Drive, price range may be steep for the property. But that doesn’t mean that 1 Persiaran Gurney is not worth checking at all. To ensure that the condominium is priced fairly, you can take advantage of our free price valuation guide right here.
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Modern Conveniences at Your Fingertips
Launched more than 20 years ago, 1 Persiaran Gurney was positively received by the real estate community. Not only was it tall and imposing but the development is well-equipped with a range of facilities. Catering to all sort of lifestyle needs are the following:
> swimming & wading pools
> barbecue area
> squash & tennis courts
> community hall
> children’s playground
> convenience store
> multi-storey car park
> car wash bay
Beyond the list above, 1 Persiaran Gurney also infused nature;-friendly elements to the modern structure through its beautifully refreshing landscaped garden. In here, residents can breathe in fresh air and relax after a long hard day at work. Finally, securing the place’s safe and soundness as an ideal living space is its round the clock security.
A Sought-After Location
Because the freehold condominium is within the ultra popular and widely visited Gurney Drive, topnotch modern conveniences are expected. Surrounding 1 Persiaran Gurney is a wealth of amenities ready to satiate any need. Whether you feel like shopping or dining out, the condominium is a short drive away from One Stop Midlands Park Centre and Gurney Plaza where restaurants, cafes and fast food joints are nicely settled.
Family friendly for both locals and internationals, Gurney Drive has a number of schools in the vicinity. Some of the notable choices that come to mind are Penang Chinese High School and St. Nicholas. Medically, the premier Gleaneagles Hospital is a stone’s throw away.
As for connectivity, the development is easily accessible via Persiaran Gurney and Pangkor Road. Public transport such as Rapid Penang buses are available through Kelawei Road. Travelling from one destination to another is there pretty easy except that residents have to deal with some traffic congestion problems especially now that Gurnery Drive is becoming more congested.
What We Think
Hard to miss, 1 Persiaran Gurney is easy to spot when passing along Persiaran Gurney. For one, it is consists of two tall towers. It also has a distinct and contoured structure that sets it apart from the crow. Painted with clean colours, the development is simplistic yet classic which matches its age.
Competition in Gurney Drive, however, is pretty stiff. Newer developments have risen in the area which means more choices for discerning investors. Fortunately for 1 Persiaran Gurney, it has remained one of the more affordable condominiums in the vicinity hence the appeal factor is still there. With its comfortable units, it is a good prospect for those looking to live permanently in Georgetown or those who wish to rent the units out.
For more information on the development’s fair market value, check out our free ebook guide on property valuation below.