Family finds dream home in Mandaluyong high-rise
Many Filipinos aspire
for a home where family members are nurtured to become healthy individuals.
This is one of the characteristics of a traditional, closely-knit Filipino
family: to seek a fine lifestyle where upholding togetherness and quality time
is not an option.
These are the values
that Cesar and Shirley Cosep have lived by ever since they got married more
than two decades ago. Their daughters, namely Shirey, Cian and Christine have
always been their inspiration to aspire for their own family home which is no less
than a spacious, high-quality residence nestled in a peaceful neighborhood.
"We used to move from
one house to another, especially when we were just starting our family," shared
Cesar, in recalling the time when he and his wife were newlyweds. They first
lived with his family in Manila, and afterwards transferred to the house where
Shirley grew up in at Quezon City.
It was when Cesar became
part of a global Information Technology company at the same time running a
family business when they were finally able to purchase a condominium unit near
his office. Although the location was ideal, it was not quite what they
imagined their dream house to be.
"For 14 years, we have
lived at a condo in Mandaluyong," recalled Shirley. "The location was good â€“ it
was at the center of everything. But we were not satisfied with our home and
lifestyle there. It was not the kind of place we had in mind for our children."
The Coseps were never
quite at ease with the cramped living space that is nowadays common in
city-living. Shirley, in particular, is one who will not settle. Apart from
managing several small businesses, Shirley dedicates most of her time to her
family and is passionate about giving them only the best.
"Aside from a fine
house, the environment is a big consideration for me. It has to be intimate,
peaceful and pleasant. It's the kind of surroundings that I want our kids to
grow up in," she said.
Fortunately, a new
condominium development opened for pre-selling near their residence. Curious as
to its lifestyle offerings, the Coseps visited its sales office and model unit
along the condo's construction site. Little did they know that they are about
to find the home that they have always aspired for.
development is DMCI Homes' Flair Towers located in Reliance corner Pines Street
at Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City. The two-tower, 40-storey high rise
residential enclave bears its developer's trademark resort-inspired lifestyle
and country clubhouse-like amenities ideal for a dynamic urban family.
"It was like destinywe
were just passing along the construction of Flair Towers one day," Shirley
"The unit cuts were
noticeably bigger and I liked the fact that there is a balcony with the amazing
view of the amenities. It was also in Mandaluyong which makes it convenient and
saves us from adjusting our day-to-day routine."
The prime location puts
Flair Towers at the center of main thoroughfares, schools, commercial and
business hubs, hospitals and places of worship.
"It's also easily
accessible from other CBDs like Ortigas, Makati and Bonifacio Global City,"
Cesar, for his part,
particularly liked the fact that the condo development is of premium quality
but comes at competitive rates. "I didn't expect that the prices were more
affordable per square meter compared to others of the same caliber."
The Coseps moved in at
their two-bedroom unit two years ago and are now relishing their lifestyle more
"The ambiance is as I
expected it to be peaceful and private. There are a lot of wide open spaces
and lounge areas for bonding and conversation. The gardens are well-cared for
and the neighborhood culture is friendly and polite," said Shirley.
On weekends, the family
usually spends quality time together, either at the comforts of home or at the
amenities which include the infinity pool and lap pool, the basketball court
and play court, view deck, sky park and sky lounges, among others.
These amenities as well
as the building design are made more expansive as they are infused with
Lumiventt Technology. This provides a central garden atrium and sky patios in
every five floors that ensure that natural light and breeze aptly flow
throughout the residential buildings.
All these benefits make
up the ideal home and lifestyle that the Coseps have once envisioned for
themselves and has now been made a reality.