• Caitlyn
  • 2 May 2019

Eco Summer in Johor is undertaken by Eco World Development, a Malaysian-listed real estate developer with about 20 projects in Malaysia. At present, the group has 8,126.4 acres of landbank with an overall gross development value (GDV) of RM87.5 billion.

Its local developments include the 515-acre Eco Forest in Semenyih, the 308-acre Eco Sanctuary in Telok Panglima Garang as well as Bukit Bintang City Centre (BBCC) in Kuala Lumpur. Another one is the 1,000-acre Eco Majestic within the Semenyih-Kajang corridor, Eco Spring in Johor, the 1,000-acre Eco Tropics in Pasir Gudang, Eco Meadows and Eco Terraces both in Penang, Eco Horizon in Bandar Cassia and Eco Sun in Batu Kawan.

The developer also has overseas projects like West Village in Sydney and Yarra One in Melbourne. In addition, it has projects in the UK’s capital – Wardian, Embassy Gardens and London City Island.

eco summer-greenery

As for the subject development, the 200-acre Eco Summer, and its sister township spanning 400 acres (Eco Spring), they have a combined GDV of RM5.87 billion. In particular, the former offers 1,179 units of two-storey terrace and superlink homes sited on freehold land with a residential title.

Moreover, homebuyers can immediately move in upon successful purchase, as the development was completed in October 2018.

Address: Eco Summer, Jalan Ekoflora 5, Taman Ekoflora, Tebrau, Johor

Property Type: Terrace / Superlink Homes

Land Title: Residential

No of Storeys: 2

Total Units: 1,179 (total)

Tenure: Freehold

Sales Gallery: EcoWorld Gallery@ Eco Spring, Jalan Ekoflora 1, Taman Ekoflora, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia.

Site GPS Coordinates: 1.588112, 103.760230

Completion Date: October 2018

Built-up area: 2,109 sq ft (Alton)

Facilities:

  • Central Park
  • Maze Garden
  • Basketball Court
  • Playground
  • Function Lawn
  • Multipurpose Plaza
  • Fitness Deck
  • Signature Gazebo

Launch Price: From RM900,000 (Alton)

Price psf: From RM426 per sq ft

Maintenance Fee psf: N/A

Parking Bay/s per Unit: 2

Special Features:

  • Gated and guarded
  • Welcome boulevard
  • Stately symbolic entrance
  • Meticulously crafted layout
  • Enhanced natural lighting & ventilation
  • Private garden in all houses
  • 20’ linear park as back garden link from each unit to main park
  • Pedestrian and cycling path
  • North and South facing to avoid direct sunlight
  • Louver design as sunshade to the houses

Project Details

Eco Summer is a gated and guarded development containing terrace and super-link landed homes. Equipped with 4+1 bedrooms and at least 3 bathrooms, these dwellings measure from around 2,109 sq ft (Alton) and are priced from RM900,000 (Alton), which translates to roughly RM426 per sq ft.

Eco Summer, Johor Bedroom

Unit Type

Launch Price

No. of Units

No. of Rooms

NORTH GARDENS

The Charlton (Terrace)

 

 

Standard Unit

RM1,176,000 – RM2,135,040

236

4+1R, 3B

The Knighton (Terrace)

 

 

Standard Unit

RM1,208,000 – RM1,764,480

108

4+1R, 3B

The Walton (Terrace)

 

 

Standard Unit

RM1,208,000 – RM1,764,480

111

4+1R, 3B

PARK HOME SERIES

The Alton (Terrace)

 

 

Standard Unit

RM1,416,000 – RM1,895,200

133

4+1R, 3B

The Quinton (Terrace)

 

 

Standard Unit

RM1,416,000 – RM1,895,200

132

4+1R, 4B

The Kingston (Terrace)

 

 

Standard Unit

RM1,416,000 – RM1,895,200

72

4+1R, 4B

SOUTH GARDENS

The Milton (Terrace)

 

 

Standard Unit

RM1,068,800 – RM1,632,640

117

4+1R, 3B

The Belton (Terrace)

 

 

Standard Unit

RM1,100,800 – RM1,657,280

84

4+1R, 3B

The Brighton (Terrace)

 

 

Standard Unit

RM1,228,800 – RM1,817,920

111

4+1R, 3B

The Upton (Terrace)

 

 

Standard Unit

RM1,340,800 – RM2,091,520

147

4+1R, 4B

 

The freehold project has three parts, as can be seen in the table’s breakdown: North Gardens, South Gardens and Park Home Series. All of them consist of two-storey link houses inspired by English colonial townhouses and bungalows.

Eco Summer, Johor Dining Area

In total, buyers can select from a whopping total of 10 layouts, each with ample land area. Three are situated in the North Gardens: The Charlton (20 ft x 80 ft), The Knighton (20 ft x 80 ft), and The Walton (20 ft x 80 ft). Each come with 4+1 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

Over in the South Gardens, home seekers can find 4 different configurations. The Milton (20 ft x 80 ft) and The Belton (20 ft x 80 ft) each come with 4+1 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, while The Brighton (20 ft x 80 ft) and The Upton (22 ft x 80 ft) are equipped with 4+1 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.

Eco Summer, Johor Dining Area 2

Finally, the Park Home Series contains 3 homes that borrow heavily from the elegant traits of classic British houses – think stark black outlines, tall windows and a minimalistic facade. The Alton, The Quinton and The Kingston all come with 4+1 bedrooms, but The Alton has 3 bathrooms whereas the others have 4.

Each layout has its own design attributes that set it apart. For instance, The Upton and The Milton have ground level bedrooms with doors leading to the back-lane garden. Comparatively, The Belton homes have large rear balconies that overlook the garden, while The Brighton houses have spacious elevated alfresco areas.

Eco Summer, Johor Living Area 6

In addition to their distinctiveness, all homes feature big, wide windows and high ceilings for efficient ventilation natural lighting. Apart from having private gardens, each come with louvers to keep out rain and direct sunlight. The homes are also oriented towards the north or south to minimise heat gain from the sun.

Eco Summer sports many impressive facilities. There is a network of back-lane gardens and 50ft-wide roads. Residents and guests will surely be awed by the grand entrance and welcome boulevard, as well as the trademark arch bridge and eye-catching signature gazebo, complemented by the thematic landscape with colourful flowers and lush greenery.

Eco Summer, Johor Living Area 2

There are also sports and recreational facilities like children’s playground, outdoor fitness deck with gymnasium, as well as jogging and cycling paths. This is in addition to communal spaces and venues such as a central park, maze garden, function lawn and multipurpose plaza.

Furthermore, in this gated and guarded project, homebuyers don’t have to worry about intruders or criminals due to the state-of-the-art security features. Apart from the perimeter fencing and guardhouse with two boom gates, the development is protected by 360-degree pan-tilt-zoom cameras, microwave intrusion detection system and radio frequency identification devices (RFID).

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Location

Located in a strategic area in Tebrau, Johor, Eco Summer enjoys easy access to vital roads like Pasir Gudang Highway, Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) Expressway and the North-South Expressway (NSE).

Consequently, the freehold township is merely a 20-minute drive to Singapore and the city centre of Johor Bahru via the EDL Expressway. Through the NSE, residents can conveniently reach other areas in Peninsular Malaysia.

Eco Summer, Johor Location Map

Apart from being close to Eco Spring’s Eco Palladium, which comprises 226 retail outlets and shop offices, the township is just a short drive to hypermarkets like Tesco and Jusco. There are also many eateries and restaurants in the immediate vicinity.

Residents will find that their home is also close to a number of institutions of education, such as Sunway College and a number of international schools. They also don’t have to travel far to reach hospitals, and transportation hubs.

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Analysis

Name

Tenure/Land Title

Approximate Listing Price

No of Units

Average Built-up

Type

Eco Summer

Freehold/Residential

Starts from RM900,000

1,179

From 2,109 sq ft

Terrace

Phase 12A Precinct 12 Taman Desa Tebrau

Freehold/Residential

Starts from RM1.7 million

94

4,100 sq ft

Semi-D and Bungalow

Sunway Lenang Heights

Freehold/Residential

Starts from RM1.6 million

112

4,000 sq ft

Semi-D and Bungalow

Eco Summer, Johor Study Area

Pros

As you can see from the above table, Eco Summer offers the most affordable freehold landed home based on absolute price as compared to two other developments in the area – Taman Desa Tebrau and Sunway Lenang Heights. However, the subject project’s psf price is slightly higher as the built-up area is smaller by nearly two-fold. Hence, if your budget is slightly short of RM1 million, then Eco Summer is a wise choice.

Another good thing about this gated and guarded development is its hi-tech security features. Another plus factor is its distinct and imposing structures, like the grand entrance and welcome boulevard as well as signature arch bridge, which will definitely make you proud of living in such an exclusive enclave.

Eco Summer, Johor Master Bedroom

Cons

There are few downsides to Eco Summer. One is the significantly smaller built-up area, and the huge number of homes in the project. Another is that in Johor, there are many options for seafront homes, but sadly those located in Tebrau are not among them. Nonetheless, while these home may not be sea-fronting, they definitely do sport their own waterscapes.

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Summary

Eco World Development is a world-class developer with projects in Malaysia and abroad, so the homes it builds represent its quality and brand. We believe that you will be delighted with these homes, either for your own occupation or for investment purposes.

Eco Summer, Johor External Facade

Given the large unit size in Eco Summer as well as the sufficient number of bedrooms and bathrooms, they can be home to multigenerational families. They can also be leased or used as an investment due to its proximity to Singapore and freehold status.

Assuming you take out a RM720,000 loan (80% LTV) with an interest rate of 4.6% that is payable in 30 years to purchase a RM900,000 unit in Eco Summer, your monthly debt instalments work out to RM3,691.

Following experts’ advice that your monthly expenses on housing should not exceed 30% of your salary, you need an income of at least RM12,303 per month to be able to afford a unit in this freehold project.

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Eric Wong

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