Sutera Damansara may be one of Klang Valley’s most diversified township communities around today. Apart from the diversity in their designs and home styles the Sutera Damansara is only one of the few that integrates some middle-level (I’m avoiding the term “low cost” because they are hardly, well, cheap) housing along with its higher end properties.
Sutera Damansara is developed by OSK Property. Sutera Damansara is among its newer developments along with the Mirage in downtown KL and the revamp of the venerable Atria in Damansara Jaya. OSK is a listed entity on the Bursa, although there have been rumours that it might be taken private soon (correct at the time of the publication of this review).
Sutera Damansara is accessible through the Bandar Sri Damansara and Damansara Damai’s access point, and is technically nearer to Sungai Buloh than Damansara.
Sutera Damansara – What’s In The Box
The gated community features homes that carry designs inspired by natural elements of the earth – stone, leaf, water and sky. Apart from this “communion with nature” of sorts appeal in the design arena, the Sutera Damansara has incorporated a grand Sutera Springs Linear Park to the gated community to complete the green features to the community.
Among the flagship features of the homes in Sutera are the designs and the living space. The gates alone of most houses are wide enough to fit two cars at once – something that is pretty rare among the modern township homes of today. The homes here are a variety of semi-detached houses, terrace houses super-link homes, and condominiums.
The community’s terrace houses, Sutera Ria – the first ones sold and completed and currently occupied, are either 2 or 3 floors high. The second phase of these terrace homes is yet underway. Its most notable features include a centralized control of utilities, a separate utility room, and a fairly spacious 2035 sq ft to 3063 sq ft size of home. These homes were launched at over RM 400,000. The editors of PropertyReviews.my went for a viewing, and they looked fabulous. Nice designs with rather classy facades.
The new homes on site currently put up for sale carry a classier, higher end, and generally more spacious interiors. These semi-detached homes come in two designs named Gloria and Floria, which only differ in interior layout, all offer the same big, elegant master’s bedrooms and elegant foyers that are slightly larger than those in other home models.
Gloria and Floria were launched at RM 1.66 million and RM 1.38 million; expect this to be higher on sub sales. For a guide on how to estimate the fair price of these units in the sub-sale market, click here for a free download.
The linear park holds gazebos, a lake, jogging trails for the health conscious as well as a safe playground for children. The park also comes with fabulous landscaping to match the entire look of this premier township. On top of that, homeowners can likewise enjoy their very own golf course right within Sutera’s gated walls.
Sutera’s “affordable” housing, on the other hand, has only recently been launched this year by Sutera’s developers in cooperation with the housing bureau. This is to give way to lower income earners to live among higher end neighborhoods in their hopes of avoiding having a “ghetto” feel to some areas in Malaysia.
What We Think
We think that OSK Property has done a banged-up job here at Sutera Damansara; the designs are classy, and are a testament to OSK’s long history of building medium to high end properties over the years.
Sutera Damansara’s location might also be appealing to those who want to live near the Damansara area but balk at the higher-than-human prices; although it’s more than 15 minutes to The Curve and One Utama even on a day with clear roads (OK, so I am a cautious driver). Also, there are also some low cost apartments and houses along the way which may be unappealing to some. Finally, its leasehold status may also impact sub sale prices.
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There has been a flurry of launches of new projects in this area – namely Almira 28 as well as The Vale, and this will kick the sub sale prices upwards. Upon checking the local property portal, there have been some listings with asking prices ranging from RM400 to 700 on a per sq. ft basis. This wide range of prices is a red flag because it indicates that there might be some suspicious bait-and-switch at play. We recommend that you first analyze some transaction data in order to come up with a ballpark figure on the fair market value. To help you do this, download this simple-to-follow guide which we will email you once you filled in your details below.