Taking community lifestyles and residential green spaces to an impressive level, Ridgefield Residences, Tropicana Heights features exquisitely spacious and modern semi-detached homes and townhouse units. Set in a verdant landscape, the 118-unit landed development is an intelligently designed, peaceful residential township within up-and-coming Semenyih in Selangor, just 40 kilometres from the cacophony of Malaysia’s dynamic capital.
Written by Nadia Willan
As Kuala Lumpur’s population edges outwards, these relaxing residences reach out to welcome urbanites who still want to feel inspired by the beauty of nature; setting affordable comfort and a recreation-focused way of life clearly within their sights.
The layout, design, architecture and resident experience, along with fantastic features, led to a Best Landed Development (Klang Valley) win at the 6th annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) in April 2019 for Tropicana Corporation Bhd., first established 40 years ago. Collaborating with the prestigious developers are CL& O Architects, along with Linear Design working on the upper townhouse units and X Dimension focusing on the lower units and semi-detached properties. Meanwhile, Linear Landscape are responsible for the look and feel of the expansive outside spaces.
The judges were bowled over by the dedication within the project, with completion set within 2019, to promote well-being by incorporating a magnificent 16-acre park with lawns, water features, and several wide linear gardens, commenting:
“With one-third of the entire property dedicated to green spaces, Ridgefield Residences, Tropicana Heights will become very suitable for young families and real estate investors who value healthy living. The tropical residential living units are well-conceptualised and blend well with the environment.”
The five-bedroom semis are modern, light and airy, as are the three-bedroom units set within the three- and four-storey town villas. With soothing settings, pastoral views and sleek design, all the abodes are designed to be homely havens and are appealing, in particular, to young, modern families. Eco-friendly rainwater catchers save resources in the semis, with overhangs protecting against the glare of the sun, yet letting in plenty of natural light into the units.
Community is the spirit of Ridgefield Residences, Tropicana Heights with an attractive lake at its heart too. As well as walkways and jogging trails, the development boasts an Olympic-size swimming pool, well-equipped gym, children’s playground, half-court basketball and gazebo, as well as community hall. There are units for a school and a prayer area too, ensuring that a sense of age-old neighbourhood values is recognised along with the value of nature and the freedom of contemporary living.
Double-fronted, with a tropical design aesthetic, each residence borders the linear park to the back or comes with grand lake views. The vertical splitting of upper and lower units, within two types of townhouses, creates intermediate, end and corner units, injecting flexibility into the design to suit the different needs of residents. The overall impression of the well-connected development is of creating a close community that also promises privacy without the seclusion of being too far from the other neighbourhoods, retail and entertainment hotspots.