With a gross development value (GDV) of some RM1.5 billion, the Damansara Foresta has indeed gained quite a buzz in the otherwise rather stale area in a mature township of Bandar Sri Damansara. Right next to the Bukit Lanjan forest reserve, it overlooks the panoramic view of the KLCC skyline. So, if you want a clear view of the Petronas Twin Towers (albeit at a distance) without the associated high price tags of a KLCC condominium then step right in. 🙂
It’s also interesting to note that the nearby Ativo Sofo is also in full swing in terms of its development – these two projects could well “halo down” to the rest of the properties here with renewed buzz and interest among home buyers and investors alike. We went to check out the development in progress, and we are pleased to report that it’s undoubtedly a sight to behold. According to the masterplan, 2,800 units will be housed in 42 acres of prime freehold land to be developed over several phases. So far, so good…
A Home Within Nature
Phase 1 consists of a single tower block with a total of 229 residential units taking up more than 13 acres of the the 42 acre total land area. Here’s Damansara Foresta’s biggest selling point: it offers “a contemporary home within the cradle of nature”. The development is literally surrounded by a “natural playground” embodied by about 3,000 lush and beautiful trees. Aptly living to its name, Damansara Foresta is where modern living meets the enthralling beauty of nature.
The property sits 180 metres above sea level offering residents a lifestyle where communing with nature is just a doorstep away. Yet despite the lush greeneries, there is no need to give up modern conveniences. The development is a mere 8 minutes away from major highways and close to a plethora of amenities in addition to state-of-the art facilities to enjoy within the vicinity.
Choices for Discerning Investors And Buyers
Residential units at Damansara Foresta also considers individuality a priority hence offering discerning buyers with a variety of options. There are seven layout designs to choose from: Type A1, A2, B1, B2, C, D and the penthouse. Build-up measurement range from 1,425 sq.ft. to 1,610 sq.ft while the indicative selling price reportedly is at RM600 PSF.
To check whether this indicative price is fair or not, we would possibly benchmark against Ativo Sofo which is quite comparable in terms of location and configuration. Other points of reference to include are Desa ParkCity and Damansara Avenue. To make sure you’re getting the correct market value estimate, check out our free property valuation guide here.
Regardless of size, units feature 3+1 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms then fitted with the right contemporary elements and charm that further sets it apart. A multi-tiered security system is also in place in addition to a smart card access system and a call-to-floor system for a worry-free living conditions.
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Complete with World Class Facilities
Equipped with top notch facilities seamlessly blended with the place’s natural settings, residents get to enjoy a sweeter taste of sophistication amidst the breath-taking surroundings. Within the property are special features like an Olympic size swimming pool, wading pool, lap pool, sun deck, floating walkway, floating outdoor lounge and an elevated deck with a whirlpool below.
For those into recreational activities and socializing, the place is not short with facilities for such purposes. There is a dance room, sauna room, indoor games area, roof garden, multipurpose hall, mini-theatre, reading area and many more. In addition, Damansara Foresta provides a setting where residents can indulge in nature-inspired activities such as:
- Jungle trekking
- Outdoor yoga
- Leisure garden strolling
- Playing with tree houses
Easy Access to the Best Amenities
With major roads a few minutes away, easy access to and out of Damansara is pretty convenient. Getting to nearby townships and city centres is extremely convenient via the Middle Ring Road 2(MRR2), New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), Penchala Link, Sprint Highway, the jam-until-you-cry Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP), Jalan Kepong-Sungai Buloh and Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE).
A host of amenities surrounding Damansara Foresta is another allure to the already enviable lifestyle the property offers. Because the development sits in a prime strategic location, access to business and commercial centres as well as schools, hospitals and a slew of recreational hotspots is a breeze. Within a short drive away are some of the best the township can boasts about which include:
- 1 Utama Shopping Centre
- Tesco Mutiara
- Giant Kota Damansara
- Carrefour Kepong
- Desa Parkcity Waterfront
- The Curve
Numerous education institutions, both local and international, are also found nearby including SK Bandar Sri Damansara (1,2 and 3), SK Desa Jaya II, SR Sri Bestari, SM Sri Bestari together with the British International School Kuala Lumpur and Twintech University.
A Sound Investment?
Renowned for its successful venture in the form of the award-winning Bandar Sri Damansara township, Land & General (L&G) Group aims to provide the best homes within nature through the Damansara Foresta project. With a price at approximately RM600 per sq.ft. coupled with special perks such as free legal fees for SPA and free interesting during construction, a unit at Damansara Foresta seems to be like a good investment for discerning buyers – but as our lawyers have asked us to say, this is not a recommendation to buy. Do your own homework. 🙂
One thing that we recommend all prospective buyers to do is to check if the asking price reflects true market value. To help you do this, download this free copy of our price valuation guide – just enter your name and email to download it now.