One of the best proofs to the continuous development and progress of Puchong is the township of D’Alpinia. This themed, modern living residential development area houses some of the most modern, most high class, and most beautiful homes and amenities anyone can find or ever ask for their Puchong home.
Built by Hap Seng Land and completed in 2010, D’Alpinia is one of the very first “Build Then Sell” properties in the country. Prospective buyers need not buy until they see their homes fully completed and giving them a chance to track the development of their prospective homes too.
Hap Seng Land is the property wing of Hap Seng Consolidated which is listed at Bursa Malaysia, and is behind a number of successful developments such as Friendship Garden and Fajar Garden in Sabah. It seems that D’Alpinia is one of the first projects in the Peninsular.
Location & Accessibility
Only several minutes away from the grand landmarks of Tesco and Giant Hypermarket as well as the IOI Mall, D’Alpinia perfectly breeds convenience with outstanding architecture. Its nearest residential neighbor is Sierra 16 (built by IOI Properties) which is about two kilometres away to the south. This cluster of new residentials is also known as South Puchong and is poised to be the next growth area in the Klang Valley given that there is already a lack of new development land in the Kuala Lumpur city.
Accessibility to major thoroughfares has never been a problem, with the LDP expressway just outside the community, and so is the KESAS Highway, the North-South Highway, as well as the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Highway. Major small and big enterprises are also increasingly becoming common within the gated community, from coffee shops to hardware stores, to medical clinics.
The prices of the homes at D’Alpinia were launched starting at a little more than RM350,000 but it’s currently rising but considering all the ready amenities awaiting each homeowner – including the excellent in-house security – that’s pretty much a good bargain nonetheless. On a price PSF basis, the launch figure was at about RM220, but the recent checks at the local property sites have shown up listings asking for at least RM350 PSF.
D’Alpinia is usually compared to 16 Sierra because of the closeness of these two properties, and the latter is also at RM300-350 PSF in terms of asking price. To estimate if these are “fair market prices”, remember to use our property price valuation guide which can be found here (it’s free).
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At the time of the publication of this review, only one phase – Tropika – has been opened and completely turned over while its second phase, Urbana, is on its way.
Though each phase varies in style and design, the overall theme of the entire township is modern and urbane living. The home types available in D’Alpinia include:-
- 2-storey semi-detached
- 3-storey townhouses (120 units), and
- 2-storey terraces.
Facilities & Amenities
One of the things that D’Alpinia boasts about their exclusive gated community and their homes is that they have security guards and each home is equipped with its own home alarm system and automated gates. On top of that, each home comes with an anti-termite treatment good for a full 5-year period.
For homeowners looking for greens, D’Alpinia won’t disappoint with its manicured landscapes within the community. And for others who are looking for golfing greens, there are two golf courses a stone’s throw away from the community: the Bukit Jalil and the Kinrara. That’s all the greens you could ever want right outside of your own home – or almost.
Residents are also quite close with each other, most of them being active members of their homeowners’ association, working together to keep the peace and harmony in their sweet little community.
What We Think
We are expecting a few new growth areas given that there will be less new launches in the Kuala Lumpur city; south Puchong is one of these areas. Puchong remains a good suburban catchment area given its proximity to Petaling Jaya (although the traffic congestion remains a problem), and given the increasing prices of properties in “central” Puchong (Pusat Bandar Puchong, Bandar Puteri, etc) we have got the reasons to be bullish about properties in south Puchong.
Also, with the increasing regulations from the government to tackle household debts we do see that the BTS concept to pick up pretty soon. In this respect, D’Alpinia has got the first mover advantage, and the prospect of high capital yield is bright.
With its undeniably beautiful façade, secure living conditions, and a generally peaceful and friendly environment, D’Alpinia makes for the perfect living space for modern families. We like the design just a little better than the neighbouring 16 Sierra. 🙂
Pricing-wise, the asking price PSF is still much lower than central KL – in KLCC the median price is already reaching RM1,000 PSF (and we are seeing escalating prices in Bandar Puteri Puchong in the recent months – up to RM500 PSF). However, we are unable to ascertain if this is fair market value without looking at the actual transaction data which you can get off JPPH. To help you do this, download this free “How To Value A Property” e-guide by submitting your details below.