A Scandinavian-inspired, city-living development that is part of the self-sustaining PJ South Sentral lifestyle community, Verando Residence expresses urban chic with purposeful European flair and resort-style ambition.
By Nadia Willan
Just 14 kilometres from Malaysia’s capital, in the heart of the emerging township of Petaling Jaya South, the development’s two residential towers are strategically close to major road links.
With impressive lifestyle facilities extending across the eighth floor, the 527-unit development achieved the Highly Commended award for Best Mass Market Condo/Apartment Development (Klang Valley) for developer Masteron Sdn. Bhd. at the 6th annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) in April 2019. Leading Malaysian architects Akitek AKIPRIMA collaborated on the eye-catching Verando Residence which boasts signature façade branding, with Laman Citra taking care of the landscape design elements on the 3.68-acre project.
Each boasting three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a balcony, the units range from 854-1,148 square metres, with some including a foyer too, and all running from the ninth floor up to level 35. Meanwhile, sky gardens and a sky bridge provide chill-out spots and cityscape views at the 33rd level.
The development evokes a sense of space, relaxation and calm in a contemporary style with a whisper of Nordic coastal design influence. The balconies, for example, are creatively designed in a cool and cosy chalet style with wooden-plank cladding, while the overall outdoor areas embrace the essence of sculpting settings surrounded by greenery.
The double-height facilities floor adds a grandness that belies the often basic qualities of a mass market development. Adding to this gesture of confident expression is a sweeping entrance with a covered drop-off and a water feature which lends the towers a warm yet smart appearance.
Verando Residence encourages residents to enjoy meaningful leisure time in green spaces that showcase the best of community features as well as offer thoughtfully designed private areas. A lawn, hideaway ‘treehouse’ seating, and hammock garden, as well as a cabana, garden lounge and pocket gardens at different levels, plus reflexology and water features, set the scene for quiet contemplation and true mindful living.
Activity areas include a jogging track, badminton and multi-purpose court, inline bicycle and skate park, with a spectacular glass-fronted gym affording a view out over the water, plus a playground for younger residents.
The outdoor swimming pool is bordered by a kids’ pool and spa pool, while the resort-esque decking is designed for poolside lounging and yoga, with an open-air BBQ lounge and dining area too.
The more than 20 facilities inspire a balanced lifestyle in a gentler, more natural way than many slick lifestyle-concept developments in the city which often seek to transport residents to another world. At Verando Residence, the design and ambience of living in a dynamic suburb exude an element of ease and relaxed tranquillity: a welcome oasis as the surrounding developments grow to offer shopping outlets, schools, offices and wellness centres as well as a growing industrial zone.