Verde Two, A Healthy Living Apartment in The Center of Jakarta
Myhomes.tv | One of the “wisdom” of the COVID-19 pandemic is that people are more and more aware of the need for health. According to standards, a healthy living space should have at least a good air and light circulation. Meeting these standards will usually be easier to apply to landed houses, also apartments. One of the apartments that already meets these criteria is Verde Two.
This apartment developed by FARPOINT has been designed from the start to be a healthy residence. Not just providing a balcony area, so that almost all the windows can be safely opened, so that air exchange occurs in the unit, but more than that. Every unit at Verde Two is equipped with double layered efficient filtration.
With this special installation, the air from outside is “cleaned” first before being “channeled” to the air conditioner inside the unit. This installation is able to clean the air from pollutants measuring PM 2.5 (air particles smaller than 2.5 microns (micrometers) or 1/30 the diameter of a human hair), so that the air in the room is 99 percent pollution-free, and fresh.
As explained by Julius J Warouw, Sales Director of FARPOINT, “With this installation, the air from the outside is really cleaned, not the air inside.” In order to keep the air in the room fresh, added Julius, even though it is not inhabited, the installation can still be run. You don’t need to be afraid of spending energy, because it only has 30 watts of electricity. Each unit is installed with two filter machines, and replacement is enough every six months, at a relatively affordable price.
The existence of the double layered efficient filtration installation, Julius acknowledged, has become one of the “selling points” during this pandemic. “One of the things that makes tenants choose Verde Two, because there is such a filter. Especially like now, when residents have to stay indoors, the existence of this filter makes residents feel fresh air, without having to go to open spaces,” said Julius.
As a result, this apartment, which is located in the Kuningan area, has become the main choice for a number of embassies from foreign countries, such as Switzerland, Sweden and Australia. “In addition to security, they are very concerned about air quality conditions and matters related to green buildings, and Verde Two fulfills these requirements,” said Julius.
Verde Two is the first apartment in Indonesia that uses double layered efficient filtration technology. With this installation, Verde Two received the EDGE Green Building Certification System in 2020 from IFC (part of the World Bank).
The certification is also because this apartment is considered efficient in energy use, because it uses wall insulation, and thermal glass, while to save water use, this building uses low-pressure plumbing equipment.
Recently, in February 2021, this apartment received the SafeGuard Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label certification from Bureau Veritas. This apartment is considered to have implemented strict health and hygiene precautions, such as strict social distancing in all public areas, such as elevators, swimming pools and gyms, as well as sanitation fogging, and UV disinfection.
Julius said, initially Verde Two targeted the established market aged 50 years and over. Not only in terms of economic capacity, but because they are still running a business, they still need housing that is not far from the city center. Also large in size, and fully equipped, to be able to support its business. Julius gave an example, “Like inviting business relations while enjoying a movie in the theater room, or having a casual discussion in the afternoon while smoking a cigar in the library garden.”
However, over time, apartments that have been built since 2017, have turned out to be more attractive to young professionals, both married and young couples. All the facilities and nuances that are built, are judged to suit their taste. “Especially during the pandemic, they really take advantage of all the facilities here, from meeting rooms, sky lounges, to multifunction rooms,” said Julius.
Verde Two consists of 2 towers, namely Monteverde (124 units) and Terraverde (186 units). According to its class for the upper middle class, the smallest unit size is 170 m2. In Monteverde there are types, 2 bedrooms and 3 bedrooms, while in Terraverde there are only 3 bedroom units, with double private lift facilities.
The development of this apartment involved world-class designers, namely Johnson Fain (Los Angeles, USA) for architectural design, Yabu Pushelberg (New York, USA) for interior design, and SWA (Los Angeles, USA) for landscape design.
Responding to the latest technological developments for electric-powered vehicles, this apartment is equipped with Electric Vehicle Charging Station facilities. This facility provides 3 EV charging spots 4.6kW Type 1 and 11kW Type 2.
FARPOINT Achieve Best Boutique Developer (ASIA) Award at PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards 2021
Succesfully bringing home 7 awards at the prestigious PropertyGuru Indonesia Property Awards 2021 (30/11), FARPOINT has strike again won the Best Boutique Developer (ASIA) nomination in the international award, PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards 2021 (9/12). FARPOINT as an Indonesian real estate developer that presents and manages property with the best quality standards, proudly represent Indonesia’s regard by compete 3 developers from other countries in Asia namely Aurum Land from Singapore, Habitat Group Co., Ltd from Thailand and the National Housing Organization, JSC. from Vietnam in winning the Best Boutique Developer (ASIA) nomination.
FARPOINT believes in the philosophy of ‘Think Beyond’ where property works are about collaboration and passion, while buildings are a symbol of community progress and bring positive impacts to the surroundings. With this philosophy, FARPOINT creates value for stakeholders, namely employees, partners, clients, customers and the community in order to compete globally and this has been successfully proven in our victory at PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards 2021.
This achievement is an honor for Indonesia since FARPOINT has succeeded in representing the country as the Best Boutique Developer (ASIA) overseas. The accomplishment of FARPOINT is certainly inseparable from the hard work of the entire FARPOINT team and partners. For more than 30 years of experience and contribution in the development along with asset management of residential, commercial, hospitality and retail properties, successfully presenting the best quality of properties for Indonesians. Bringing a new level in the Indonesian real estate industry where FARPOINT prioritizes property quality over quantity. We would like to dedicate our deepest gratitude for the cooperation that has contributed to the achievement of this international award.
FARPOINT Wins 7 Nominations at PropertyGuru Indonesia Property Awards 2021
A total of 7 nominations were won by FARPOINT in the prestigious PropertyGuru Indonesia Property Awards 2021 on November 30, 2021 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Jakarta. FARPOINT’s success as an Indonesian real estate developer that presents and manages property with high quality standards, supported by more than 30 years of experience in the development and asset management of residential, commercial, hospitality and retail properties, is surely beyond doubt.
FARPOINT won 2 awards for the nominations ‘Best Boutique Developer’ and ‘Sustainable Design and Constructions’ in the seventh PropertyGuru Indonesia Awards 2021. In addition, the artistic masterpiece of modern landscaped residential, Samanea Hill, presented by FARPOINT also won 2 nominations at once, namely ‘Best Affordable Housing Development (Greater Jakarta)’ and ‘Best Compact Housing Architectural Design (Highly Commended)’.
Furthermore, VERDE TWO, a modern apartment in a strategic area of the capital city, to be precise, Kuningan CBD, complete with state-of-the-art facilities and beautiful gardens, has also won 3 nominations at PropertyGuru Indonesia Property Awards 2021, to be exact, ‘Best Condo Development in Indonesia’. Best Luxury Condo Development’ and ‘Best Condo Landscape Design’. A sincere thank you dedicated to the entire team and partners of FARPOINT for their hard work that contributed to the success of this achievement. Let’s make this success as our motivation in delivering the best quality of living for society.
Thousands of Indonesian Families to Benefit from Affordable Green Housing Project
PT Farpoint Realty Indonesia will acquire a funding of up to US$50 million equivalent in Indonesian Rupiah from International Finance Corporation (IFC). FARPOINT will focus on the construction of around 8,000 houses across Indonesia, offering affordable houses with green building standards. All houses built will be constructed using Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) specifications, thereby meeting the green building standards.
Each housing cluster will comprise landed houses designed by well-known local architects and will include retail as well as green spaces for recreational activities. FARPOINT targets lower and middle-income earning first home buyers, and will contribute to the One Million Houses Program launched by President Joko Widodo in 2015 to encourage developers to offer sustainable residential properties at reasonable prices.
“Our committed approach to sustainable building and construction incorporates technological advances and green building techniques to ensure a sustainable future for Indonesia,” FARPOINT Chairman Husodo Angkosubroto said. In the future, thousands of Indonesian families are set to benefit from an affordable green housing project. That’s also expected to create jobs and support growth in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy amid the ongoing impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.
With Rp 10 bio, Which Home Can You Get In Jakarta?
The ever-increasing population growth in Jakarta has led to a scarcity of land in almost every part of the city, be it in North, South, West or East Jakarta. Today, one can easily see a line of large, luxury landed houses in popular and prestigious areas such as Permata Hijau, Kebayoran Baru, Pondok Indah, Kuningan in South Jakarta, Menteng in Central Jakarta, Puri Indah in West Jakarta and Kelapa Gading in East Jakarta.
Prices Keep Soaring
“Most of the luxury houses were mostly built several decades ago when land prices were still relatively low. But the land prices keep increasing, said the Research Head of Central Board of Real Estate Indonesia (DPP REI), Handa Sulaiman. You have to spend billions of rupiah in order to build such a large and luxurious house in those areas if you are lucky to get land in the locations, explained Handa, who is also Advisor at Jakarta Property Institute. The prices of luxury landed houses in the popular and prestigious locations are varied, depending on the location. But the prices of landed houses are mostly over Rp 10 billion. In Kuningan and Menteng, unit of a reasonably small house is priced at about Rp 20 billion to Rp 50 billion or even more for a bigger house. You may be able find a reasonably sized house priced at Rp 20 billion, which is relatively low but still above Rp 10 billion.
Landed houses when not built in a gated complex are mostly located far from sporting facilities, like gymnasiums, and cafes. Hence, it will take more time for owners to reach such facilities and traveling to a public facility in Jakartas major streets, which can be a stressful experience with daily chronic traffic congestion. This explains why apartment living has become increasingly preferable because apartments are mostly located in the center of the city, close to office buildings and other facilities such as supermarkets, malls, hospitals and schools.
So with Rp 10 billion, the best home you can choose will most likely be an apartment. But one must ask questions over the apartment complex, its location and facilities and how it benefits residents. Look no further than VERDE TWO, located in the Kuningan Central Business District (CBD) in South Jakarta, an increasingly popular location thanks to its easy access to upscale dining, offices and lifestyle outlets the city offers. Developed by FARPOINT, this apartment, which is in the center of Kuningan CBD, provides 25 kinds of five-star lifestyle amenities, unlike your average luxury home where such facilities are typically not part of your home deal. The grounds and rooftop are fully decked with over 6,000 square meters of exclusive indoor and outdoor lifestyle amenities, including health clubs with studio classes, a sky and gaming lounge, kid’s playroom, gentlemens parlor, theater room, function room and chefs kitchen lounge.
With land in Kuningan CBD increasingly scarce, the land price in the area is fantastically high and so VERDE TWO, with its five-star amenities, offers many advantages, one of which is an apartment with a high asset value. With such amenities available, residents can take advantage of them within comfortable reach, allowing for more time spent with the family, which incrementally boosts well-being. On top of that, VERDE TWO will provide you with peace of mind as household affairs like cleaning and security are carried out by the management.
For Rp 10 billion, you can live in VERDE TWO, the price of which is comparable to that of a luxury landed house in other locations. By living in VERDE TWO, you would be living in a 200-square-meter luxury home with an additional thousands of square meters worth of facilities. This may be equal to a Rp 30 billion investment.
Source: The Jakarta Post