Bayu Damansara, PJU 10, Damansara Damai

  • Arianna Leo
  • 22 February 2016

Hilly Landscape of Bayu Damansara

Hilly Landscape of Bayu Damansara

Front view of Semi-Detached Homes in Bayu Damansara

Front view of 3-Storey Semi-Detached Homes in Bayu Damansara

A hidden freehold sanctuary in Damansara Damai? You guessed right. The 5 acres of slightly hilly landscape that accommodates Bayu Damansara is lined (by forty 3-storey semi-detached houses) like the shape of the alphabet E. The built-up sizes vary between 4,511 and 4,675 square feet, but each one of these units have an equal land size of 40’ x 80’. There is even an extra bungalow unit thrown in for good measure. Immediate neighbouring properties are 3-storey terrace houses, which evoke a quiet and undisturbed atmosphere. Complementing this gated, guarded and perimeter-fenced development is an in-house park and a playground.

Property Name: Bayu Damansara at PJU 10

Address: Jalan PJU 10/13A, Damansara Damai, 47830 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Land Title: Individual

Land Tenure: Freehold

Property Type: 3-Storey Semi-Detached Homes

Types of Semi-Detached Units:

  • Type A commands a land size of 40’ x 80’ and a built-up area of 4,675 sq. ft.
  • Type B comes with a land size of 40’ x 80’ and a built-up area of 4,540 sq. ft.
  • Type C has a land size of 40’ x 80’ and a built-up area of 4,511 sq. ft.

Total Built-up Area: between 4,511 sq. ft. to 4,675 sq. ft.

Total Land Area: 5 acres

Furnishing: Unfurnished

No. of Units: 41

Selling Price: 

  • from RM2.5 mil (Type A)
  • from RM2.2 mil (Type B)
  • from RM2.8 mil (Type C)
  • from RM3 mil (Type A Show House)

Price per square foot: RM450 psf

Bumi discount: 7%

Monthly Management Fee:  RM300

Expected Date of Completion: December 2015

Security features: Gated &Guarded with 24/7 patrol and security control

Bayu Damansara Show Unit & Sales Office: Jalan PJU 10/13A, Damansara Damai, 47830 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday from 9 am until 6 pm (By Appointment Only)

Approving Authority: Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ)

 

Overall site plan of Bayu Damansara

Overall site plan of Bayu Damansara (Image courtesy of Scudai Development)

 

Project Details

Basically, there are three types of semi-detached units on offer. There’s Type A with a land size of 40′ x 80′ and a built-up area of 4,675 square feet. Equipped with 2 L-shaped balconies, an entertainment room, 5 + 1 bedroom and a car porch that can fit 3 cars, this is the biggest unit of all.

Artist's impression of a Type A unit

*Artist’s impression of a Type A unit

Type B shares the same land size yet is slightly smaller at 4,540 square feet. There are 3 L-shaped balconies, 1 foyer, 4+1 bedroom, and the front porch can park 4 vehicles.

Artist's impression of Type B (Image source scudai.com.my)

*Artist’s impression of Type B

The Type C unit has a total built-up area of 4,511 square feet, 3 L-shaped balconies, 1 entertainment room, 4+1 bedroom and parking space for 3 cars. Plus, it is the only semi-detached that has a private garden.

*Artist's impression of Type C

*Artist’s impression of Type C

(*All the above images are sourced from scudai.com.my)

THE FLOOR PLANS 

Type A

Type A

Type B

Type B

Type C

Type C

Bayu Damansara Specifications (Source Scudai Development Sdn Bhd)

Bayu Damansara Specifications (Source Scudai Development Sdn Bhd)

The Commonalities of these semi-detached homes are the eco-friendly characteristics. Each house is installed with a rain harvesting tank and solar hot water system. Porcelain floor tiles in the living and dining areas measure 800mm x 800mm.

What’s included in an unfurnished unit are air-conditioning piping, heater points and auto gate.

THE SHOW HOUSE

Front porch of a Type A show house

Front porch of a Type A show house worth RM 3 mil!

The side lawn is 12 feet wide

The side lawn is 12 feet wide

The living room

Ground floor living room

Ground floor staircase

Ground floor staircase. The handrails are made of stainless steel and tempered glass

Dining area with dry kitchen island

Dining area with dry kitchen island

The dry kitchen with breakfast island to boot

The dry kitchen with breakfast island to boot. Towards the left…

.....is the wet kitchen and yard

…..is the wet kitchen and yard!

Step outside the door to a backyard that's 10-feet wide

Step outside the door to a backyard that’s 10 feet wide

The al fresco courtyard is located on the second floor

The al fresco courtyard is located on the second floor

Looking down at the courtyard from the highest floor

Looking down at the courtyard from the highest floor. The wall height is 15 feet

The courtyard has the sky   for a roof

And looking up to discover that the courtyard has the sky for a roof and ample sunlight during the day. But what happens when it rains? Is there a retractable roof?

floor-to-ceiling glass window allows ample natural light to stream into the home

Floor-to-ceiling glass windows allow ample natural light to stream into the home

Solid timber flooring from ground floor staircase right up to the bedrooms and top floor areas

Solid timber flooring starts from ground floor staircase right up to the bedrooms and top floor areas

The master bathroom is the only bathroom with a bathtub

The master bathroom is the only bathroom with a bathtub

Master bedroom on the xxx floor

Master bedroom

This walk-in closet was added in the master bedroom

This walk-in closet was added in the master bedroom

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Location

Aerial shot of Bayu Damansara (Photo courtesy of Scudai Development)

Aerial shot of Bayu Damansara (Photo courtesy of Scudai Development)

This landed project is adjacent to major highways North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Expressway (LATAR), and Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), while the Sungai Buloh toll plaza sits right next door. The LDP toll plaza is also located nearby as LATAR-MRR2 highway is interconnected with Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP). Congestion along LATAR-MRR2 is a daily affair. Since there are quite a number of options to get to Bayu Damansara at Jalan PJU10/13A, your choices are plenty. However, there is currently only one main access road that leads into Damansara Damai, which, in its entirety, is a leasehold neighbourhood located north of Petaling Jaya. Once you get onto this road, drive all the way until you see the first set of traffic lights. Once you reach the traffic lights, make a right turn. Then when you see a Shell petrol station, turn right again. You’ll know you have turn on to the correct lane when a standalone 7-eleven is on your left and Season’s Square (not much happening here) is on your right. Once you are on this road, you have to drive some distance until you see a barricade with a guard post. Go past here and drive further in until you come to an unusually huge roundabout. Do a 12 o’clock turn. The developer of Bayu Damansara is good to a certain extent that they have road signs indicating how to go the development along the way.

7-eleven

7-eleven

Season's Square

Season’s Square

Standalone McDonald's next to Shell station

Standalone McDonald’s next to Shell station

Location of Bayu Damansara (Source scudai.com.my)

Location of Bayu Damansara (Source scudai.com.my)

Nearby local neighbourhoods include Saujana Damansara and Sutera Damansara. Well-established townships that surround Damansara Damai are Bandar Menjalara, Desa Parkcity, Sri Damansara, Kota Damansara, Damansara Perdana, Sungai Buloh, Sieramas and Valencia.

Under way are 2 proposed alternative roads for Damansara Damai. Proposed alternative road 1, which will be an additional lane specifically for U-turns, is along Jalan Kuala Selangor (LATAR). The second proposed alternative route will connect Jalan PJU 10/7 and Jalan PJU 10/9.

Transportation-wise, Bayu Damansara is smack right in the middle of MRT Line 1 and the proposed MRT Line 2. The nearest stations for MRT Line 1 & Sungai Buloh – Serdang – Putrajaya MRT Line 2 (slated for completion by 2021) are Sungai Buloh, Kota Damansara, The Curve, 1Utama, Damansara Damai and Sri Damansara.

 

MRT Line 1 map showing stations that are near to Damansara Damai (Source MRTCorp)

Proposed MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line 1 route map showing stations that are near to Damansara Damai (Source mymrt.com.my)

Proposed MRT Line 2 route map pinpointing stations that are in close proximity to Damansara Damai. Line 2 is slated to be completed in 2022. (Source MRTCorp)

Proposed MRT Transit Project  Line 2 route map pinpointing stations that are located in close proximity to Damansara Damai. Line 2 is slated to be completed in 2022. (Source mymrt.com.my)

There’s also a KTM line that runs parallel with LATAR, where its closest station is KTM Sungai Buloh (8 mins away) that takes passengers all the way to KTM Kepong Central (11 mins away).

Coffee shops

Coffee shops

Surau

Surau

Spacious roads near roundabout in terrace housing area

Spacious roads near roundabout in terrace housing area

Major highway connectivity:

  • North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) (Plus Highway)
  • Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP)
  • Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2)
  • KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway (LATAR)
  • North-South Highway
  • DUKE Phase 2 Extension (under construction)

Accessibility:

  • 16 km to Subang Airport
  • 13 km to Bandar Utama
  • 12 km to Mont’ Kiara
  • 8 km to Kota Damansara

Nearby Facilities and Amenities:

  • Rahman Putra Golf and Country Club (12 mins) or/ within 15 km)
  • Club Golf Sri Selangor (15 mins)
  • The Store (8 mins)
  • AEON Jusco Metro Prima (13 mins) or/ within 15 km)
  • AEON Big Kepong (within 15 km)
  • Tesco Kepong Village (within 15 km)
  • The Curve (16 mins)
  • IKEA (15 mins)
  • 1Utama Shopping Mall (15 mins)
  • ELC International School (13 mins) or/ within 15 km)
  • IGB International School (16 mins) – under construction
  • The International School at Desa Parkcity (16 mins)
  • Garden International School (15 mins)
  • Hospital Sungai Buloh (11 mins)

*On another note, Bayu Damansara is only 5 km away from Kwasa Damansara, a huge future development measuring approximately 1,000 acres. According to www.kwasaland.com.my, “The proposed development in Kwasa Damansara would consist of 188 units of 162 high-rise twin tower condominiums and 26 units of garden villas. Among the condominiums offered are dual-key units with a double volume living area, a generous master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe, an additional wet kitchen for Asian cooking and a dedicated storeroom – all highly sought-after features for high rise units.”

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Analysis

Name of Development Land Tenure Unit Type Built-up size Land Area Price per square foot Selling price
Levenue Desa Parkcity Freehold 3-storey semi-dees 4000 sq. ft. 3600 sq. ft. RM 950.00 psf from RM3.8 mil
The Rafflesia, Damansara Perdana Leasehold 3-storey semi-dees 4937 sq. ft. 3888 sq. ft. RM 769.70 psf from RM 3.8 mil
Bayu Damansara, PJU 10 Freehold 3-storey Semi-dees 4,511 sq. ft. to 4,675 sq. ft. 40’ x 80’ RM448 psf from RM2.2 mil

 

Rental rates

*The average rental rates for partly furnished 2.5 storey semi-detached homes in Kota Damansara is RM3,500. As for partly-furnished semi-detached units at The Rafflesia in Damansara Perdana is RM6,500.

About the Developer

Scudai Development Sdn. Bhd. is a member of Real Estate and Housing Developers Association Malaysia (REHDA). This Johor Bahru-based developer has been involved in housing and high-rise residential projects and been in the business for the past 25 years. Additionally, building commercial shop lots in Johor is also one of the company’s forte.

Past commercial development:

  • Molek Commercial Centre located in Taman Molek

Previous residential projects:

  • Taman Bukit Senang,
  • Taman Skudai Indah,
  • Nusa Damai,
  • Tanjung Puteri Resort,
  • Seri Alam ParkView,
  • Austin Regency
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Summary

Inspired by the designs of landed properties in Bangsar, Bayu Damansara is well-suited for large families who would like to stay together under one roof. Do note that the location is well-connected via major highways and accessible to future MRT Line 1 and Line 2 and KTM systems. Damansara Damai is located very near to Kepong and Desa Parkcity, two mature townships with accessibility to food, amenities such as banking. Probably the only inconvenience is having to pay the tolls. But if you can live with that, then Bayu Damansara can be a good place to nurture 3 generations of loved ones, just the time frame to generate and reap long-term capital appreciation from this investment.

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