With 100 lifestyle features inspired by nature and eight different layouts of 2,913 spacious one- to three-bedroom freehold units, The ERA @ Duta North is being developed in the exclusive enclave of Mont’ Kiara just a few kilometres from Malaysia’s capital: an urban forest retreat that promises to reflect residents’ moods, interests, pursuits and leisure moments from dawn until way after dusk.
By Nadia Willan
Facilities themed to follow a seamless flow from ‘Dawn’ to ‘Noon’ to ‘Eve’, five acres of elevated parkland and freehold units of between 646-1,302 square feet combine to secure a Best Mid End Condo/Apartment Development (Klang Valley) win at the 6th annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) in April 2019. JKG Land Berhad is setting its sights on the metropolis and surrounding areas, with The ERA @ Duta North a pioneer project for the renowned northern Malaysia developer. NRY Architects are at the helm of the award-winning architectural design, with X Dimension focused on creating dynamic interiors. Praxcis Group are nurturing the natural elements of the creative landscaping too.
The 14.8-acre development is an ambitious mixed-use project with wetlands on ground level creating an earthy, at-one-with-nature ambiance and rooftop Moon Decks touching the stars with roof gardens, game rooms and relaxation lounges as well as stunning cityscape views. The overall design philosophy of bringing a sense of freedom and green-inspired natural wonder to the project impressed this year’s judges.
“Together with the unique, time-inspired gardens, among many highlights at The ERA @ Duta North development which has been envisioned to become an urban forest resort in Kuala Lumpur, the project impresses with its cove layout and sky-embracing architectural concept.”
An eighth-floor podium is home to the Forest Village with imaginative facilities. Highlights include a 100-metre swimming pool, hammock swings, an outdoor gym, cardio trail, and jungle treehouse, plus a kids’ adventure pool and a water maze. As well as a siesta lounge playground and monkey swing with flying fox, there is an amphitheatre and exercise trail. Other facilities include a giant waterfall, moat, ripple spas, and a putting green with a picnic and dance lawn. Mature trees and over 200 different species of flora envelop the development’s outdoor spaces into resort-style landscapes.
A standout feature of the well-designed units is a dual-key layout that truly responds to the demands of multi-generational family living. This affords real flexibility in terms of residents who can take advantage of The ERA @ Duta North lifestyle, with facilities once again appealing to all ages too.
The lifestyle elements of the project, setting, and architectural design elements, including the landscaping, set a high bar for all-encompassing residential experiences outside of the exclusive higher echelons of the property market.
Set in six towers, the units are protected from the main road by an 800-metre shopping street. Part of the project incorporates the Fiesta Walk, a three-storey retail hub, also designed with outdoor spaces, including dining, and plenty of greenery. Phase 1 of the development is underway, completing the first 921 of the residences.