Rising 20-stories high in Kelana Jaya (or more precisely, Ara Damansara) is D’Aman Crimson. Ara Damansara, interestingly, was previously earmarked as one of Petaling Jaya’s premiere areas for living and socializing. With its lineup of restaurants and shops, it was designed for people looking for urban convenience without having to go to central or to the city. But something went pear shape along the way… and so we will find out happened. 🙂
And of course, if Ara Damansara was to blow up then D’Aman Crimson will be one of the main beneficiaries, but as it stands now, sub sale prices are at RM 400 per square feet and up. Its neighbour D’Aman Ria is marginally more expensive with some listing reaching RM500 PSF during the publication of this review. For a guide on how to estimate D’Aman Crimson’s fair market value, use this guide (it’s a free download in PDF format).
You Don’t Mess With The D’Aman
D’Aman Crimson houses more than 1,000 prime units, each one sized at about 845 sq. feet each with an average of two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It is right in the center of it all – standing right next to the big (but now dead) NZX commercial center, and just minutes away from major thoroughfares like LDP and the Federal Highway. It is also pretty close to the up and coming LRT which is situated just right across the street from it, giving its residents easier access to public commute – something that’s not only perfect but necessary for residents who might find parking and traffic conditions in the area a little problematic.
Furthermore, as is most convenient for parents living with their school children at D’Aman Crimson, they will delight in the fact that two schools are within 1 km of the condominiums.
Apart from the public facilities and rows of shops and restaurants that have dominated the first floor of the buildings of D’Aman Crimson – something that has been becoming greatly interesting for visitors and urbanites – D’Aman Crimson can boast of its own in-house facilities exclusive for its tenants. For one, and mainly the most attractive of it all, is the huge swimming pool that sits right in the midst of D’Aman Crimson’s blocks of buildings. Homeowners can also enjoy the badminton court, library, playground, gym and jogging tracks for the health conscious.
D’Aman Crimson was developed by Crimson Land which is also behind its neighbour D’Aman Ria. It also had some projects in Linggi (Negeri Sembilan) as well as Taman Krubong Jaya in Melaka. Crimson Land was a listed entity which went into PN17 status in 2006 (PN17 companies are those in financial distress). It was finally delisted in May 2007. So… take that for what you will. 🙂
D‘Aman Crimson’s main selling its point is its location; being near the LDP and only about 6km away from 1 Utama is a major attraction for those looking for locational convenience. Also, its “fun-sized” (read: small) units mean that the total capital outlay is low even though on a PSF basis the price is not exactly low. At RM400 PSF, listing prices at RM350,000+ are seen to be “affordable” especially when sub-RM500,000 properties are now as rare as a nun in a bikini especially in areas like central Kelana Jaya or Petaling Jaya.
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It is interesting to note that if the opposite NZX development would take off then D’Aman Crimson would probably be commanding higher prices, but sadly that didn’t happen.
This apartment easily fits an average income earning person or family and comes with fairly reasonable amenities. It is not upscale, it is none of the snobbish high end condos of today, but it is decent and beautiful in its own unique, simple ways. We are neutral on its current asking prices, but if you are interested in this condominium then it is highly advisable to check what’s the fair value so that you do not overpay (even though the total price does seem to be appealingly cheap). Use this guide by GoodPlace.my which you can download below upon entering your details –