Andana, DAlpinia Puchong South

  • Michael Mendez
  • 12 May 2016

This is Andana Garden Villa, the “landed” component of Andana Condo and Villa development. There are 30 of such units, all designed to align from east to west within the gated and guarded compound.

This is Andana Garden Villa, the “landed” component of Andana Condo and Villa development. There are 30 of such units, all designed to align from east to west within the gated and guarded compound.

D’Alpinia Township, Puchong South ─ GPS Coordinates N 2.58.48, E 101.38.49 ─ is a 77-acre self-contained integrated township built by Hap Seng Land. It has four distinctive landscaped themes: 1) Tropika (superlink, townshouse and Semi-Ds); 2) Urbana (Bungalows and Link Bungalows); 3) Andana (Condo and Villa) and 4) Business Park D’Alpinia.

D’Alpinia is “different” in the sense that it is one of the very few developments in Malaysia that is based on the “Build Then Sell” (BTS) concept, meaning the homes are completed first with CCC before they are put up for sale, and not the other way around as widely practiced. The show units are within the actual house itself so that buyers get the real deal, such as feeling and seeing the materials used for fittings, floorings and finishings and what it would be like living in that home on that street.

D’Alpinia is a 30-minute drive from the KL City Centre and is strategically located within the southern Golden Triangle of Puchong, Seri Kembangan and Putrajaya with direct access from the LDP expressway.

About ANDANA Garden Villas

Set within 4.68 acres of prime land and built on higher elevation, Andana D’Alpinia is a combination of 2 concepts ─ a Condominium and Garden Villas. This enclave is gated and guarded offering not just tranquil living overlooking vibrant city views but safety and top security as well.

Set within 4.68 acres of prime land and built on higher elevation, Andana D’Alpinia is a combination of 2 concepts ─ a Condominium and Garden Villas. This enclave is gated and guarded offering not just tranquil living overlooking vibrant city views but safety and top security as well.

Andana is one of the latest themed residential developments within D’Alpinia. Comprising 146 of Condominium and 2.5-storey Villas units, built over 4.68 acres of elevated ground in the gated and guarded enclave of D’Alpinia.

Built with affordability and spaciousness as two of its unique key factors, both low-density property types are set within a tropical lifestyle environment with a hint of Balinese aesthetics to exude peace, relaxation and an air of vacation-like ambience  for residents.

However, of the two property types, only a limited number of the low-rise Garden Villas remain.

These Garden Villas are categorised as either “Ascending” or “Descending”, to denote the type of villa interior that goes up to the 2nd floor or goes down to the Lower Ground Floor.

About ANDANA Garden Villas

Andana is a combination of 2 concepts ─ low density highrise and spacious lowrise garden villas set within a green and private sanctuary. This review will focus only on the available property type: The Garden Villas.

Andana is a combination of 2 concepts ─ low density highrise and spacious lowrise garden villas set within a green and private sanctuary. This review will focus only on the available property type: The Garden Villas.

As with the Andana highrise, the Andana Garden Villas are also low density with only 31 units per acre.

Thus, there are only 30 units of “Ascending” and “Descending” types of villas aligned from east to west inside a gated and guarded compound. The unique feature of the villas is that they have a private garden at the rear of the unit, regardless of whether they are intermediate or corner units.

Their terrace or lanai has been oriented to face this private garden with north and south views.

The private garden at the back, especially for the “Descending” units, is really private

The private garden at the back, especially for the “Descending” units, is really private

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Project Name: Andana, D’Alpinia

GPS Coordinates: N 2.58.48, E 101.38.49

Developer:  Hap Seng Land Development (Puchong) Sdn Bhd

Developer’s Address: 19th Floor, Menara Hap Seng, Letter Box No 81, Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250, Kuala Lumpur

Website: http://www.hapsengland.com/

Sales Gallery: D’Alpinia Sales Gallery, No: 7 Jalan D’Alpinia 10, Taman D’Alpinia, 47120, Puchong, Selangor

Tel: 03-8958-0880/0883   Email: info@hapsengland.com

Website:http://www.hapsengland.com/property-development/d-alpinia-andana.html 

Total Land Area of D’Alpinia: 77 acres

Property Type: Garden Villa

Unit Types and Built Up: 

  • Garden Villa Type Ascending 24’ by 60’

Built-Up 2568sq ft | 2 Master Bedrooms + 2 Bedrooms + 4 Bathrooms + 1 Powder room + 2 Balconies

  • Garden Villa Type Descending: 24’ by 75’

Built-Up from 2740sq ft | 1 Master Bedroom + 2 Bedrooms + 1 Games/Guest/Multi Function Room + 4 Bathrooms + 1 Powder room + 1 Balcony

Land Title: Residential (Strata Title)

Tenure: Leasehold 99 years

Price per sq ft: average: About RM450+ or – psf

Maintenance Fee: About 0.15sen psf

Price of Units: From RM1.8M

Expected Date of Completion: Completed

Project Details

Garden Villas Ascending Type

Garden Villas Ascending Type

Andana Condo and Villa is one of the latest phases of development in the D’Alpinia township.  There are altogether 116 condominium units and 30 Garden Villas. This development is set within a serene park within a gated and guarded compound.

All of the 116 condominium units have been sold out. Therefore the focus of this review shall be on the remaining Garden Villas.

The Andana development. There are 30 of these villas and they are either the Ascending or Descending type. This picture shows the Ascending.  Like the condominium, the Garden Villas are Strata titled and no renovation is allowed to the exterior façade. Since this enclave is gated and guarded, no gates are fitted to the villas.

The Andana development. There are 30 of these villas and they are either the Ascending or Descending type. This picture shows the Ascending. Like the condominium, the Garden Villas are Strata titled and no renovation is allowed to the exterior façade. Since this enclave is gated and guarded, no gates are fitted to the villas.

There is only open ground in front of the Descending villas, seen on the right. The land belongs to an oil company and will not be developed. Thus, this area is very private.

There is only open ground in front of the Descending villas, seen on the right. The land belongs to an oil company and will not be developed. Thus, this area is very private.

As with all the homes built with the BTS (Build Then Sell) concept, Andana homes offer the following features:

  • A touch of Balinese design
  • 24ft wide frontage
  • Exclusive Living in a Low Density Lifestyle Home

Aiding easy move in, the units include the following :

The fixtures and fittings apply to both types of Garden Villas

The fixtures and fittings apply to both types of Garden Villas

The Home Alarm System at the door of a real unit with a Panic Button in the upstairs bedroom which you will see later. The intercom system is located at the bottom of the ascending stairs.

The Home Alarm System at the door of a real unit with a Panic Button in the upstairs bedroom which you will see later. The intercom system is located at the bottom of the ascending stairs.

Andana is Gated and Guarded

Andana features a comprehensive security system which includes:

  • Alarm System in each of the Andana Garden Villas
  • Intercom to Guardhouse
  • 24 hour Security Patrols

Site Plan and Floor Plan of Andana Garden Villas

This is the Floor Plan of the Ascending Garden Villa. The number of rooms, baths, lanai and terraces are all written there.

This is the Floor Plan of the Ascending Garden Villa. The number of rooms, baths, lanai and terraces are all written there.

This is the Floor Plan of the Descending Garden Villa. The number of rooms, baths, lanai and terraces are all written there.

This is the Floor Plan of the Descending Garden Villa. The number of rooms, baths, lanai and terraces are all written there.

Notice the Floor Tiles? They are MML brand (Malaysian Mosiacs) under Hap Seng Consolidated Bhd. The MML brand is one of the best if not the best export quality luxury porcelain and ceramic tiles made in Malaysia.

Notice the Floor Tiles? They are MML brand (Malaysian Mosiacs) under Hap Seng Consolidated Bhd. The MML brand is one of the best if not the best export quality luxury porcelain and ceramic tiles made in Malaysia.

This is the location of all the units. As you can see, there are 20 Ascending types and only 10 Descending types. Selling price begins at RM1.1M. Descending begins at RM1.3M. The Condominium, on the extreme right of this plan, has not been included in this picture.

This is the location of all the units. As you can see, there are 20 Ascending types and only 10 Descending types. Selling price begins at RM1.1M. Descending begins at RM1.3M. The Condominium, on the extreme right of this plan, has not been included in this picture.

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Show House Look Around (Descending) Garden Villa

2 hall

This is what you will see as you enter ─ an open concept layout where the living and Dining comes into view. At the dining area where the sun is shining in, is the Lanai.

4 Hall from another angle

Another view of the Living Room

5 lanai

Walk over to the Dining area, open the glass door and you get the Lanai, a little terrace/balcony alcove. A Lanai is also defined as a porch or veranda.

6 andana kitchane

Turn to the right and you walk into the kitchen. The kitchen is not very large, however. But the work space could be adequate.

6b andana kitchen b

Behind the cooking area in the kitchen is the Bathroom.

7 stairs

Back out in the hall, just after the entrance is the staircase leading down to the Lower Ground Floor.

8 downstairs Collage

At the bottom of the stairs in the Lower Ground Floor are 4 interesting areas: A lower Ground bathroom, The door that leads to the private garden, a bedroom and an entertainment room plus storage places.

9 downstairs room a

Here is the Lower Ground bedroom.

10 AV room downstairs

The large Entertainment/AV/Games Room or personal Gym Room or even Guestroom, if one likes to make it so. The door seen behind the couch leads to a very spacious storeroom.

11 private gaden gate

Turning to the right from the staircase is the grill door that leads to your Lower Ground private garden.

12 private garden 2

And this is your private garden. It is quite large. Note that this is an intermediate lot.

14 andana going up

Leaving the Lower Ground Floor and going upstairs to the First Floor, you see the private family area in between the bedrooms.

15 A Master Bedroom 1

This is the Master Bedroom. You can see the balcony through the curtains. But this is not all to the Bedroom.

15 B Master bedroom walk in dresiing

Turn around and you can see that there is a Dressing Room and another doorway to the ensuite Bathroom.

16 bedroom 2 with panic buton

Here is another Bedroom. If you look closely at the wall, you can see the Panic Button installed there. It is connected to the Guardhouse.

17 bedroom 3

And here is the 3rd upstairs Bedroom.

18 back of private garden descending

Here is a view of the Private Garden for the Descending Types. The “second” garden in the picture is the one belonging to the Show unit shown earlier from inside the house. You will notice that the slope of the land does not permit the building of any through road infront, of the gardens, meaning that no one can walk by to peer into your private garden.

19 back of garden ascending

This is the back of the Ascending Garden Villas. The garden is a little smaller here but right behind it is the playground. The Andana Condo can be seen here. The whole Andana enclave is a private and cosy enclave.

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Location

The 4 themed enclaves in D’Alpinia:  Urbana, Tropika, Andana and the Business Park D’Alpinia. The 2-Storey shop offices and Sales Gallery were built in an earlier phase and front the entrance to D’Alpinia.

The 4 themed enclaves in D’Alpinia: Urbana, Tropika, Andana and the Business Park D’Alpinia. The 2-Storey shop offices and Sales Gallery were built in an earlier phase and front the entrance to D’Alpinia.

Location-wise, D’Alpinia is in a very strategic position as it fronts the LDP and has dedicated, direct access to major highways serving the Klang Valley such as NKVE, MEX, KESAS, KL-Putrajaya Link and the newly extended SKVE.

Andana@D’Alpinia is very well connected.

Andana@D’Alpinia is very well connected.

Location-wise, D’Alpinia is in a very strategic position as it fronts the LDP and has dedicated, direct access to major highways serving the Klang Valley such as NKVE, MEX, KESAS, KL-Putrajaya Link and the newly extended SKVE.

Connections and Accessibility

As can be seen in the above map, all enclaves within D’Alpinia including Andana, are:

  • 8km or 4 minutes via Jalan Putra Permai to The Atmosphere and Giant Hypermart
  • 4km or 5 minutes via Jalan Putra Permai from Pasar Borong Selangor
  • 5km or 6 minutes via Jalan Putra Permai to Taman Ekuin’s AEON Jusco
  • 10km or 12 minutes via the SKVE to Alamanda, Putrajaya
  • 9km or 9 minutes via the SKVE to IOI City Mall in IOI Resort City, Putrajaya
  • 13km or 13 minutes via the SKVE to the Government Administrative Centre in Putrajaya
  • 3km or 23 minutes via Route 3215 and Jalan Bandar to Mines Resort City
  • 7km or 15 minutes via Route 3215 to South City Plaza, Seri Kembangan
  • 4km or 23 minutes via Route 3215 to One South, Seri Kembangan
  • 6km or 13 minutes via the LDP to IOI Mall, Puchong Jaya
  • 7km or 12 minutes via the LDP to Tesco
  • 9km or 13 minutes via the LDP to Giant Hypermart, Bandar Puteri Puchong
  • 4km or 10 minutes to Hospital Besar Serdang
  • 34km or 30 minutes to KLIA

Other Connections Include:

Here is the distance to other destinations.

Here is the distance to other destinations.

Education

In terms of education, it is close to tertiary institutions such as LimKokWing University, Multimedi University, Uniten, MMU, UPM, Binary University College and Uniten.

For lower education, there is Alice Smith International School (in Taman Ekuin) as well as Rafflesia International and Private School in16 Sierra nearby, Chinese schools such as SJK © Bukit Serdang in Seri Kembangan, SJK © Union in Cyberjaya, SJK © Lai Meg Girls School in Bukit Jalil and SJK © Yak Chee in Kinrara.

Getting There via Jalan Putra Permai

1 from Persiaran Lestari Perdana

From Jalan Putra Permai, pass by Giant Hypermart Seri Kembangan, SFERA Residence and The Atmosphere to head straight across to Persiaran Alpinia to D’Alpinia.

2 Passing sfera the atmosphere

Seen along Jalan Putra Permai, passing SFERA, Giant and The Atmosphere

3 Atmosphere

Passing by the shoplot section of The Atmosphere along Jalan Putra Permai. The Atmosphere is a huge commercial development.

3A clearly announced

Straight on ahead takes you over the overhead bridge intersection which leads to Puchong on the right, Dengkil, Cyberjaya and Putrajaya on the left and straight on ahead over from Seri Kembangan to D’Alpinia. As you can see on the signboard, the townships are clearly announced.

4 dalpinia sign

Once over the bridge, you will enter D’Alpinia. This is the signboard.

Bird’s Eye View of the Andana enclave in D’Alpinia.

Bird’s Eye View of the Andana enclave in D’Alpinia.

6 DAlpinia google map

Here is another look from the google map, how central D’Alpinia is.

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Analysis

Awards:  2008 FIABCI Malaysia Property Award under the Specialised Project Category and Industrial Category for Hap Seng Star’s Mercedes-Benz Autohaus; the 2009 FIABCI Malaysia Property Award for the Office Development category for Menara Hap Seng; and the 2009 Persatuan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) Award for the Industrial Building Category for its development of the Hap Seng Star’s Mercedes-Benz Kinara Autohaus.

Awards: 2008 FIABCI Malaysia Property Award under the Specialised Project Category and Industrial Category for Hap Seng Star’s Mercedes-Benz Autohaus; the 2009 FIABCI Malaysia Property Award for the Office Development category for Menara Hap Seng; and the 2009 Persatuan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) Award for the Industrial Building Category for its development of the Hap Seng Star’s Mercedes-Benz Kinara Autohaus.

Hap Seng Land is an up-and-coming leader in niche property development and has built itself quite a reputation and won several FIABCI awards through the years.

Hap Seng Land is the property division of Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad which has had 35 years of property development beginning in Sabah. In fact, Hap Seng Land is quite the household name in East Malaysia for innovative property products as well as introducing pioneering concepts such as the BTS (“Build Then Sell”).  For example, purchasers of Astana Heights’ Sandakan Phase 2 units were the first to experience BTS in this East Malaysian city.

Hap Seng Land made its foray into West Malaysia in 2004 and since then, there has been no turning back.

Some of its successful developments in East and West Malaysia include:

  • Kingfisher, Kota Kinabalu Township
  • Astana Heights, Sandakan Township
  • Bandar Sri Indah, Tawau Township
  • Palm Heights, Lahad Datu Township
  • Aria Luxury Residence, close to KLCC, KL
  • Nadi Bangsar Service Residence
  • The Horizon Residences, Kuala Lumpur
  • D’Alpinia Puchong Township

Source: http://www.hapsengland.com/

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The Figures

D’Alpinia homes by Hap Seng Land are often compared to 16 Sierra homes by IOI Properties simply because of their proximity to one another. The approximate comparative figures have been compiled below.

Name Tenure Unit Size No of Units Average Price PSF Approx Start Price per Unit
AKIRA, 16 Sierra (3 Storey Semi-D) L hold 4596sq ft  ̶̶  4617sq ft 122 RM350++ From RM2.2M
LYDEN, 16 Sierra                (3 Storey Terrace and 2 ½ and 3 Storey Semi-D) L hold 2668 sq ft 4,000sq ft 35 Semi D and Zero Lot Bungalows RM350++ 2 ½ Storey: RM1.7M        3 Storey: RM1.92M Bungalows: RM2.1M
Urbana, D’Alpinia        (Bungalows and Link Bungalows) L hold Bungalows: Sold Out Link Bungalows: 4031sqft 4168sq ft 38 RM450++ RM1.8M            (Completed 2013)
Andana, D’Alpinia    (Condo and Villa) L hold Condo: Sold Out                  Villa: 2568sqft ─ 2740sq ft Villa: 30 RM450++ Villa: RM1,048,210(Completed 2016)
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Summary

A frontal view of the Descending villas which look 2-Storey because they go down to the Lower Ground Floor. There are only 10 units of these.

A frontal view of the Descending villas which look 2-Storey because they go down to the Lower Ground Floor. There are only 10 units of these.

Hap Seng Land has already shown through D’Alpinia that practical designs, generous built-ups for down-to-earth pricing, privacy, low density, exclusivity, an empathy for the needs and wants of homeowners, work very well. Most of all ─ their BTS concept, has also proven effective.

Buyers are alleviated of having to do guess work regarding all aspects of their home as well as the worry of whether the project will be abandoned half way or not. What they see and touch and feel is what they will get, along with the keys to their home upon purchase. Furthermore, the BTS concept along with the giving of generous fittings and fixtures, makes moving in a cinch. Which explains why most of Urbana is sold out and why Andana, the Condo section was sold out within days of its launch, and all without much advertising. Only the Villa section of Andana remains and that only for a few more units. If they interest you, and the location, layout and architectire are right for you, you’ll need to hurry.

Here’s a video of Andana@D’Alpinia for your watching pleasure.

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