In the eyes of the editors of PropertyReviews.my, there can hardly be anything more eco-friendly or more functional, or even more beautiful than the rising Puchong landmark that is 16 Sierra. It is one massive real estate development project that is apparently set to become one of Malaysia’s most beautiful. We try to look beyond the hype and see what’s the real deal…
16 Sierra neighbours another recent development D’Alpinia, and is built by a subsidiary of IOI Properties – one of the biggest developers of the Puchong area (notably Bandar Puteri Puchong as well as Bandar Puchong Jaya). IOI has been relentless in Puchong with a couple of new projects already in the pipeline – notably IOI Rio City (opposite The Cube and within a stone’s throw away from Aseana Puteri condominiums) and Puteri Hills in Bandar Puteri and Parc Ville in Puchong Jaya. Needless to say, IOI ain’t going away. 🙂
The average asking price for 16 Sierra hovers around RM350+ PSF at the time of the publication of this review. Comparatively, D’Alpinia is at the same range which would probably mean that 16 Sierra is being priced at market value. However, do not take our word for it; use this simple guidebook to come up with a fair price analysis yourself. It’s free to download.
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16 Sierra – Closer To Nature
The place is meant to bring the beauty of nature closer to its residents as its developers made sure that every inch of their magnanimous project highlights something about nature. For one, the place has dedicated a sizable amount of their land (and by sizable, they mean 7.2 acre-sizable) for parks and green recreational places. These parks have their own themes assigned to each of the blocks at the 16 Sierra.
Themes include mazes, a highlight plant, and even a school subject! And because each park is connected to all the other parks, all the residents – regardless of which block they live in – will get a chance to explore the huge network of parks. And what’s even better is that these parks are actually designed to promote the health and well-being of the residents.
On top of the 16 themed gardens, the 16 Sierra still has a green centerpiece in the form of the Grand Lawn which is surrounded by all the other outdoor features of the residence including a playground, jogging trail, futsal courts, badminton courts, their unique reflexology paths, and gazebos. And the Grass Amphitheater is a breath away. If that’s not reason enough to buy homes here, well certainly the rest of its attributes would make you want to buy one.
Choices, Choices, Choices…
As of the time of the publication of this review, two phases of terrace homes and one condo complex are open at this leasehold property. The terrace homes both come with 4-bedrooms with en suite bathrooms each, and they only differ in the layout, built up size, and the price. Each unit are sized at 1800 sq. ft. at the minimum, going well up to the 3000s. But for all its merits, the psf rates aren’t quite as ridiculously expensive! See, a big unit could sell at least RM 390 per square foot.
The condo complex, named La Thea, on the other hand has yet to be launched at the market but the prices are placed at around RM 600,000 equipped with a lot of other unique and exclusive features.
Access-wise, the 16 Sierra sits right close to the center of Puchong and several amenities are within close driving distance. On top of that, Cyberjaya and Putrajaya are just as close.
We are quite bullish about Puchong; in fact, it’s one of our favourite “fringe” locations outside Kuala Lumpur city and Petaling Jaya. IOI has done a banged up job with its projects here in Puchong, and 16 Sierra looks like its continuing IOI’s tradition building of high quality homes at affordable “mid range” prices.
Landed properties are indeed getting scarce-r by the day, and it’s nay impossible to find anything at 16 Sierra’s price levels anywhere nearer to the city. Now 16 Sierra may not even occupy a “central” location in Puchong (in fact it’s 2o minutes to IOI Mall on a day with clear traffic), and perhaps this is factored into the “low” price.
However, the total price is not cheap since the sizes are moderately high. A townhouse here may well go up to more than RM 1.5 million, but for everything else that comes with the house – including the fact that this is a freehold – there is really not a better way to describe it but well worth it. Of course, this is just personal opinion and should not be taken as investment advice. To check for 16 Sierra’s “fair market price”, download this property price valuation guide below which you can download for free after you submit your details below.