Nestled on the highest point in Bukit Bandaraya 1 is D’9 Bangsar. This uniquely conceptualized luxury property is made up of a single nine-storey block and houses only nine units. No prizes for knowing the inspiration behind the D9 moniker. 😉
The Chinese believe that nine is a lucky number (it signifies longevity). According to news reports, at least half of the property was sold two months after the announcement of the project was made. Majority of the tenants and investors are said to have been residing in Bangsar prior to D’9 Bangsar’s completion. D9 is located in front of Merak Kayangan Court, and near Araville and Ken Bangsar.
The property is Topaz Ace’s maiden project and was built on 0.3 sq ft of freehold land. Topaz Ace is one of the subsidiaries of Orion Luck (not to be confused with a rather popular music festival) which is also the developer of D25 at Meranti Puchong. For the curious, there’s D’18 which is an awesome three-storey bungalow also in Bangsar – check out the breathtaking pictures at the official website. Pretty neat. Meanwhile, in a completely unrelated development (pun intended), D12 is on hiatus until Eminem kicks it back to life.
During the early stages of construction, there was a buzz that went around (even reached the media and now perhaps permanently entrenched in the annals of another property review site) that D’9 Bangsar was being constructed on a land where two water tanks were located, and should therefore not be used for other developments. It was believed that if D’9 Bangsar damaged the water tanks, a landslide will occur and a major water supply problem will arise, as these water tanks supply water to the entire Bangsar enclave. The construction proceeded, however, as the developer showed they were taking precautionary measures to avoid damaging the water tanks.
A Closer Look at D’9
As mentioned earlier, there are only nine units that make up this property (it does seem that the developer liked building up projects with small number of units). The number is divided into five (5) suites, three (3) duplexes and one (1) penthouse. Suites are sized from 3,626 to 3,628 sqf, duplexes at 5,272 and the penthouse at 10,000 sqf.
A swimming pool is attached to each duplex, while the penthouse unit has 800 sqf of space allotted for entertainment purposes. This space may also be converted to a sauna or jacuzzi. Other facilities commonly available to all residents include covered carpark, snack bar, swimming and wading pools, kids’ play area, sauna, gym, club house and barbecue pit. Security is of top priority so advanced security systems and well-trained security staff are provided by the property.
Money Stacks… Ya Got ‘Em?
D’9 Bangsar was completed in 2010 and launch prices hovered from RM3.3 million to RM8 million. Upon recent checking with local property hubs, there are a few listings for D’9 Bangsar. There could never be too many anyway because there are only nine units after all. 🙂
Current asking prices are pegged from RM790 to RM1000 psf. This is quite steep, considering that its neighbor Araville sells from RM630 to RM700 only. It must be noted though that Araville is a lot older, having been completed in 1993.
Sidenote: To find out who much you SHOULD be paying for a unit here at D9 (irrespective of what the ASKING price is), read this funky little guide.
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The D’9 Bangsar is a property with a character. Its concept is unique and the location is great. As it is located on the peak of Bukit Bandaraya, residents of D’9 Bangsar are afforded spectacular views of the city centre, the mountains and the neighboring residential communities.
Bangsar is also one of the most sought-after residential addresses in Kuala Lumpur. And D’9 Bangsar is one of the most sought-after addresses in Bangsar. It occupies perhaps the final bit of land (freehold to boot!) on Bukit Bandaraya which makes it especially coveted.
If you are willing to splurge on a modern property with generous living space and breathtaking views, then this is perfect for you. Otherwise, you should be looking at other more economically priced properties within the area, and compromise a thing or two (an older property wouldn’t hurt so bad).
- The other property which claims the dubious title of being at the highest point on Bukit Bandaraya is Ken Bangsar – http://propertyreviews.my/ken-bangsar/ ↩