The Effingham, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya

  • Arianna Leo
  • 30 August 2016
The entrance of The Effingham in Bandar Utama fronts Persiaran Bandar Utama

The entrance of The Effingham in Bandar Utama fronts Persiaran Bandar Utama

 

Largely secluded from view are homes behind the walls of The Effingham, which stands out as a prestigious and exclusively-gated zero lot bungalow enclave at the corner of Tengkat Bandar Utama-Persiaran Bandar Utama in Petaling Jaya.

Occupying a total land area of 32 acres, the defining line between this particular high-end project lies in its stratified three-storey bungalows – which are distinctively-priced according to built-up space, land size and design style.

Phase 2A comprises a single row of three-storey bungalows that are located across from a luxuriously-equipped clubhouse and well-equipped playground. These 6+1 room bungalows are worth RM5.6 mil.

 

About the Developer

Bandar Utama Development Sdn. Bhd. belongs to the First Nationwide Group of Companies. This developer adopted what’s called the build-then-sell concept. Testimonies of its success can be witnessed through an impressive track record of residential landed and high-rise properties.

This includes Seri Utama in Kota Damansara, Bandar Utama in Petaling Jaya, Seri Utama Bungalows, Wangsa Jaya at Section 6, Wangsa Maju, 1 Bukit Utama, and 9 Bukit Utama in Bandar Utama. Bandar Utama is a very well-received and successful township, garnering the developer a ‘The Best Residential Development’ award by FIABCI Malaysia, MSC Status and Green Building Index.

The First Nationwide Group is member of long-standing conglomerate See Hoy Chan Holdings Group. Today, See Hoy Chan and its affiliates have business interests in plantations, leisure and recreation, retail, property leasing and hospitality, among others.

Outstanding Awards/Accolades:

  • FIABCI Malaysia Award of Distinction for Best Retail Development – 1 Utama Shopping Centre
  • GBI Accreditation Panel Award for Green Building Index (Gold Winner) – 1 First Avenue
  • MSC Malaysia Cybercentre Status Recognition by the Malaysian Government – Bandar Utama Township

 

Property Details

Property Name: The Effingham Phase 2

Property Type: Zero Lot Bungalow

Website: www.the-effingham.com

Phase of Development: Phase 2

Land Title: Residential

Land Tenure: Freehold/Strata

Land Area:

  • 4,252 sq ft (50’ X 85’)
  • 5,274 sq ft
  • 9,009 sq ft

Type:

  • Type A
  • Type B

Built-up:

  • 6,614 sq ft
  • 11,985 sq ft

Furnishing: Semi Furnished

Selling Price: approximately RM5.6 mil

Price per sq ft: approximately RM800 psf

Maintenance Fee: RM600 per month

Estimated Completion Date: Completed

Developer: Bandar Utama Development Sdn. Bhd. (74255-D)

Website: www.firstnationwide.com.my

Address: No. 1, Persiaran Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Telephone No: 03-7729 8363 / 016-662 6087 / 016-339 6168

Email: sales@firstnationwide.com.my

Facilities at the Clubhouse:

  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue Corner
  • Playground
  • Clubhouse with gym, multi-purpose hall, changing rooms, surau, and management office
  • Visitor’s parking at clubhouse

 

Swimming pool at the clubhouse

Gymnasium with floor-to-ceiling glass and view of the playground and jogging track (Source: www.the-effingham.com)

This swimming pool is located at the back of the clubhouse

This swimming pool is located at the back of the clubhouse (Source: www.the-effingham.com)

Project Details

These row of houses is phase 2A

A closer look at the zero lot bungalows located just a short walk to the clubhouse

 

The Effingham stands out as a prestigious and exclusively-gated zero lot bungalow enclave at the corner of Tengkat Bandar Utama-Persiaran Bandar Utama in Petaling Jaya. Occupying a total land area of 32 acres, the defining line between this particular high-end project lies in its stratified three-storey bungalows – which are distinctively-priced according to built-up space, land size and design style. Homes belonging to the first phase was launched in January 2013.

 

Entrance to the clubhouse, which comes with its own parking

Entrance to the clubhouse, which comes with its own parking

Phase 2 comprises a limited edition of 6+1 bedrooms 3-storey bungalows, located just a street away from a clubhouse equipped with a swimming pool, huge open barbecue areas, children’s playground, and jogging track. Type A homes have a built-up area of 6,614 sq ft, and a land area of either 4,252 sq ft or 5,274 sq ft. Type B homes, have a built-up of 11,985 sq ft, and a land area of 9,009 sq ft.

Site Plan of The Effingham's zero lot bungalows

Site Plan of The Effingham’s zero lot bungalows (Source: www.the-effingham.com)

 

Each home offers two entrances – a main 2-door entrance and a single side door entrance which you can access from the car porch. The ground floor comes with an extra guest room and bathroom. There is also separate dry and wet kitchens. Each semi-furnished bungalow’s dry kitchen comes already installed with kitchen cabinets, while the wet kitchen is equipped with a built-in dishwasher, oven and microwave, as well as hood and hob by Electrolux.

View from across these homes

View of the playground and clubhouse

Look out the back window from the wet kitchen to find an approximately 10 feet wide lawn which is connected to the side and front lawns too. There is also the maid’s quarters – room and toilet. Walk up the 3 flights of half turn staircase to find it is made of marble. The wooden handrail is anchored in either metal or steel.

Located on the first floor are four bedrooms. Already installed in these bedrooms are sliding door wardrobes, and fully-fitted bathrooms (vanity wall mirror included). Compared to the L-shaped balcony on the highest floor, the balcony on the first floor is much smaller.

On the highest floor is the master bedroom and an ultra-huge bathroom (with separate his and hers walk-in dressers). Apart from the round-shaped bathtub that is stationed at the centre of the bathroom, there are also separate water closets and shower areas.

Home Features:

  • Each home come with auto gate function
  • Rainwater harvesting system
  • Solar panel heating system
  • 3-phase wiring system

 

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Location

The Effingham sits in the middle of three high traffic roads – Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP), Persiaran Surian, and Persiaran Bandar Utama. Accessible via either of these roads, The Effingham is linked closest to the Damansara-Puchong, SPRINT highways, Persiaran Bukit Utama (which leads to Centre Point Bandar Utama) and Tengkat Bandar Utama.

The Effingham is nestled at the corner of two residential roads Tengkat Bandar Utama and Persiaran Bandar Utama in Petaling Jaya. Secured by a gated, guarded and monitored round-the-clock with CCTV surveillance concept, The Effingham occupies a freehold land area of 32 acres – originally rubber estate land. The zero lot bungalows seem oblivious to the outside, yet one does not need to drive far (3 minutes away) to reach 1 Utama Shopping Centre (which is connected to One World Hotel), and most accessible via Tengkat Bandar Utama.

Shops on Tengkat Bandar Utama

Shops on Tengkat Bandar Utama

 

Immediate neighbouring housing precincts are BU 3, BU 4 and BU 6. The Effingham fronts Persiaran Surian, which is also a main entry road to the 9 Bukit Utama condominiums, and The Club at Bukit Utama. Nestled along Tengkat Bandar Utama is Bandar Utama’s community hall. Also located on Tengkat Bandar Utama is a row of shops – a cosy place where you can find a convenience store, restaurants, launderette and clinic.

 

1 Utama Shopping Centre

Commanding a gross built up area totaling 5 mil sq ft, 1 Utama Shopping Centre is recognized by Forbes and CNN Travel as “World’s 5th Largest Mall”

As part of the terraced homes-centric, award-winning township of Bandar Utama, The Effingham also has, one way or another become easily-accessible to the neighbouring commercial and retail heart of Mutiara Damansara. Located 2 minutes away is IPC Shopping Centre, Surian Office Tower, Royale Chulan Hotel, Royale Bintang Hotel, and The Curve. Persiaran Surian has transformed into a busy stretch of road due to great surge of traffic travelling along its route to another booming suburban community Kota Damansara.

An elevated MRT Station within walking distance from The Effingham

A shaded pedestrian walkway under construction at elevated MRT Station located within walking distances to IPC Shopping Centre, Surian Tower, and The Effingham

 

The Effingham is also located next to an elevated MRT 1 station next to IPC Shopping Centre, and close to another two MRT 1 stations in Bandar Utama and Taman Tun Dr. Ismail.

Located close by to where The Effingham is, government and international schools are plenteous. Among some of the more well-known and popular schools are Sekolah Menengah Bandar Utama (4), Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Chinese) Puay Chai, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bandar Utama (2), The British International School of Kuala Lumpur, and First City University College (formerly KBU International College). Nestled nearby is 1 Tech Park, or Bandar Utama Technology Park. This MSC Cyber Hub is home to office lots sized from 1,293 sq ft.

First University College is located 2.3 km away via Persiaran Bandar Utama

First University College is located 2.3 km away via Persiaran Bandar Utama

Due to The Effingham’s location inside Bandar Utama with close proximity to Mutiara Damansara, it is also close to Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Damansara Utama, Damansara Jaya, Kota Damansara, and Damansara Perdana. Located in these long established housing areas, there are KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital, Tropicana City Mall, IPC Shopping Centre, and Tesco Extra Hypermarket, Mutiara Damansara. Located at PJ Trade Centre in Damansara Perdana is the Petaling Jaya Branch of Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN).

 

This police station in Bandar Utama signifies the close proximity of this township to the SPRINT Highway

This police station in Bandar Utama signifies that you are about to leave Bandar Utama to enter the SPRINT Highway

 

In terms of banking facilities, Metropolitan Square in Damansara Perdana is home to a couple of branches of international banks namely Citibank and Scotiabank, which are rarely found in Malaysia. In Mutiara Damansara, you’ll find Alliance Bank, IPC Shopping Centre, Maybank Investment Bank Berhad, Wisma Bentley Music, Affin Bank at The Curve, Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad, and Mach by Hong Leong Bank, eCurve.

 

Highway Connectivity:

  • Federal Highway
  • New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE)
  • SPRINT Highway
  • Penchala Link
  • Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP)

 

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Analysis

Name of Development Land Tenure Property Type Built-up Maintenance Fee Selling price
Sunway Rymba Hills, Kota Damansara Leasehold/Strata 3-storey Bungalow 4,519 sq ft – 4,650 sq ft RM0.24 psf Starts from RM4 mil
The Effingham,Bandar Utama Freehold/Strata 3-storey Bungalow 6,614 sq ft – 11,985 sq ft RM600 per month Starts from RM5.6 mil

Rental Rates

Rental of terraced houses in Bandar Utama starts from RM1.21 per sq ft.

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Summary

The Effingham offers more privacy, exclusivity, and tranquility to those who can afford the extremely high price tag, in exchange for security, spaciousness, and peace of mind. In addition to owning your own sense of space, large windows and high ceilings inside the home ensures a chirp and cheerful atmosphere for the whole family – one that is bright and airy too.

Should you prefer to live in a non-crowded and tranquil atmosphere, homes at The Effingham could just be what you are looking for. This is, after all, a much smaller community in the larger community of Bandar Utama.

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