"The wind enters the dining room window and exits through the bedroom window."
Rosewood Pointe, a resort-like residential enclave situated in Acacia Estates, Taguig, is living up to its promise as a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city and as a showcase of modern urban lifestyle. Within the neo-Asian mid-rise and high-rise condominium complex built by DMCI Homes, families enjoy the comforts of fine homes, leisure in the swimming pool and other recreational facilities, and the beauty of well-manicured gardens and scenic Laguna Lake.
Homeowners like Jomar Hilario have other reasons to be satisfied. The 42-year-old father of three lives in a two-bedroom corner unit of Jade Tower, one of the two high-rise buildings of the gated village. The couple and their young children’s bedrooms give them privacy.
Jomar noted the wind that cools their home. “For the first two years of our stay here, we are like moving along the South Superhighway inside the house,” he said. “The wind enters the dining room window and exits through the bedroom window.”
Having windows in both sides of the unit are hallmarks of DMCI Homes architecture to allow cross ventilation and passive cooling thereby reducing reliance on air-conditioning and saving on electric consumption.
During the Hilarios’ early days in the enclave, the family spent much time inside their home. They later realized that outside is even better because of the first-class amenities.
The family, though, is actually getting more than the usual benefits. As an online marketer and virtual assistant teacher, Hilario works at home with a computer and the Internet. In contrast, neighbors travel to distant workplaces. This allows the entire family to have the swimming pool and playground almost for themselves.
“We’re always home when everybody’s out. When we swim, we are the only ones in the pool. When we play, we are the only ones in the playground.”