Exclusive, quiet, beautiful, ecologically-friendly – you can hardly ask for anything else from Mesra Terrace in Dutamas. And while it is a very closed neighbor to the thriving residential enclaves of Mont Kiara and Sri Hartamas, they don’t share their high number of residents. We at PropertyReviews.my have been partial to Mesra Terrace – you’ll find out why in this review. 🙂
The low density freehold property has only 40 units – with 36 units of semi-detached homes, and only four link home units. At this rate, you are quite assured of a really peaceful and quite neighborhood, and a good chance of enjoying the in-house facilities, having only a handful of neighbors to share them with.
It also helps that the Mesra Terrace is located almost at the edge of the Jalan Dutamas Raya keeping the car traffic low on this side of town. However, since Jalan Dutamas Raya is the only way out, residents of Mesra Terrace will suffer the chronic traffic jam situation associated with this road.
Mesra Terrace Price Trends
The homes here are hardly priced at less than RM 1 million, but the PSF rates aren’t really all that bad. At about RM 600 in PSF (during the time of publication of this review), they are easily comparable and are even less expensive than Mont Kiara homes. A furnished home here could go well up to RM 2.1 million – something that is easily justifiable by the features that these homes come in. To find out if this is a reasonable “as per market” rate, always use our property valuation guide which you can download for free here.
Below is a chart depicting the asking prices for the last few months as we have collected from various websites and public sources –
Ye Olde English… In Dutamas?
Mesra Terrace homes carry a beautiful English Colonial design with four distinctive types available:
- Ascot – these semi-detached units are the largest in built-up sizes, measuring close to 5,000 sf. It features a huge master suite located on the top of their 4-floor building. Residents of the Ascot also get a really big internal car park that can house 4 vehicles.
- Bedford – the units here come with 4-bedrooms and very big and spacious dining spaces
- Danbury – they are the smallest of the semi-D units and come with their own internal driveway
- Chester – they comprise of the 4 luxurious link houses that measure about 3,700 sf.
The whole development is also made to be ecologically friendly. For one, they have their own rainwater catching system that makes residents sufficient even in the hot days where the rest of the country need water rations (cough… Selangor… cough).
Apart from all these features, the residents are also going to enjoy other facilities like their high end three-level bath house that is unlike any other. It comes with a Roman bath pool that measures 26-feet in length, plus a swimming pool and a wading pool. The gated community also comes complete with a private courtyard, a clubhouse, a jogging track, and a community center.
Mesra Terrace = Thumbs Up
Mesra Terrace seems to stick out like a sore thumb among the medium cost apartments that line up Jalan Dutamas Raya. While the location in itself is not bad (and with the rebranding of the area as “North Kiara” with the launches of Concerto by BCB and Verdana by BRDB), some potential buyers may be turned off by the traffic situation given that Jalan Dutamas Raya is being shared by other middle-of-the-range condominiums in the same area as well as some low cost apartments along the branches of Jalan Dutamas Seroja. Indeed, Mesra Terrace would not look out of place if it’s located on the hills of Damansara Heights.
While landed properties are relatively scarce in the Mont Kiara area (options would be limited to a handful of developments such as Villa Mont Kiara and The Residences @Mont Kiara in central Mont Kiara, Amarin Kiara in Kiaramas, Kiara Hills in Desa Sri Hartamas, etc), Mesra Terrace would be a viable choice given its pricing levels at RM600 PSF (again, true during the publication of this review; probably will go higher by the time you read this). It would be foolhardy to compare Mesra Terrace to its neighbours (Menara Duta, Villa Makmur) because it definitely are one or two tiers above the rest of the other projects here in Dutamas, save Concerto or Verdana.
We are fans of Mesra Terrace, and it should do well despite being a “sore thumb” which sticks out from ho-hum apartments that surround it, and we think that the price might be a good pull factor, too.