While some developments checks all these boxes, not many will be able to claim that they give way more returns on investments such as from amenities, luxury, low density and view.
A prime example of a development that checks all the right boxes is the award winning D’Rapport Residences by the Acmar Group in Ampang that is conveniently located near the KLCC and the Golden Triangle.
With many properties in Klang Valley available now, D’Rapport stands out from the rest for its luxuriousness and it is on the verge of completion with handover expected in the first quarter of next year.
Boasting a square foot pricing of about RM1,200, it has turned out as a real competitor to other projects in the vicinity.
Compared with other projects in the area, this pricing is extremely surprising as it comes loaded with lots with amenities and services, plus high end finishing.
As other projects command a pricing between RM1,300 and RM1,650 per sq ft, D’Rapport can be considered as a viable choice for the smart buyer and investor.
Until now, such options were only available away from the city centre but Acmar has managed to bring it to the heart of the city centre with the D’Rapport Residences.
Quietly tucked away in the residential enclave of Ampang, it is very close to the heart of Kuala Lumpur, just 3 km from KLCC, 3.5 km to TRX and 8 km from KL Sentral.
Tranquilly located in the embassy district, the project sits in a safe and secure neighbourhood, which is also a home to a large community of ambassadors, international trade delegates and expat families, working at the embassies and multinational companies.
Medical facilities near the project are the Gleneagles Medical Center and KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital while Kuala Lumpur International School, Fairview International School and Sayfol International School are also around the corner.
For the shopping enthusiast, KLCC, Ampang Point Shopping Centre, the Intermark Shopping Centre, Avenue K Shopping Centre and the Great Eastern Mall are all minutes away.
Spread across 9.12 acres of land, D’Rapport Residences is a thoughtfully planned community in a low-density setting designed to allow residents a relaxing, resort-like and convenient lifestyle.
The 1,099 homes are spread over five towers, each standing at 38 storeys. Each floor has six “detached villa” units while each tower is served by five plus one high-speed lifts, so that residents enjoy a higher level of privacy and convenience.
Resort style facilities
Truly rare for a city-centre residential development, D’Rapport Residences is a place embraced by over 50 different types of sports, recreational and entertainment facilities spread over 288,000 sqft of indoor and outdoor spaces.
On the podium, there is a 76m-long swimming pool and lap pools, dipping pools and jacuzzis, two tennis courts, a basketball court and children’s playgrounds.
The beautiful landscaping with lush gardens with gazebo and shady trees all over the complex, can best be described as city living that is, at the same time, resort and residence, holiday home and private oasis.
The Sky Garden atop The Winston (Tower E) provides a protruding glass encased sky bar, two sky pools and BBQ areas, which are perfect for neighbours to get together while overlooking the city’s skyline.
D’Rapport Residences brings not only the privilege of extensive outdoor living but also a luxury lifestyle similar to when you are inside a five-star hotel or a prestigious club.
Residents will enjoy a wide array of exquisite indoor amenities including golf driving ranges, putting greens, golf simulators, café, alongside a state-of-the-art gymnasium with sauna.
The podium will consist of retail shops, groceries, restaurants, childcare service centres and family-oriented entertainment options.
With as many as 45 shops downstairs to meet your daily needs along with a wide range of indoor and outdoor facilities, D’Rapport Residences presents the perfect blend of convenience, contemporary lifestyle and refined domestic tranquillity.
Developed by the Acmar Group, the D’Rapport Residences built-ups range from 1,108 sqft up to 10,560 sqft for the pent houses, with selling prices starting at RM1.3 million and up to RM3 million for the residences.
Although national trends show that house sizes were becoming smaller, D’Rapport has done the opposite by offering much bigger built-ups for comfortable and spacious living for families.
The big built-ups coupled with the high end quality finishing means that families whether small or large will have homes with enough comfort and privacy.
Each unit also comes with one to four parking lots, with a maintenance fee of about 50 sen per sqft.
Strategic location with connectivity
Ampang is a well-established district of Kuala Lumpur and available prime sites for future development is scarce. With the high concentration of embassies in the vicinity and strict planning approvals, there will not be many high-rise buildings in the foreseeable future.
Acmar Group’s senior general manager Jimmy Lim said that as such this was one of the selling points of the D’Rapport Residences luxury condominium.
He said buyers can also see the fact that the project was situated next to an embassy on one side and a lake on the other side.
“As such, there would be no new high-rise developments as its immediate neighbours in the future. This will protect the value of D’Rapport Residences from an investment point of view as well as for resident’s quality of living.”
These factors are visible features that contribute to attracting suitable tenants and investors that ultimately sustain the long-term value of the development.
Lim said D’Rapport’s resort style living, location and amenities have attracted foreign buyers from various countries such as the United States, South Korea, Japan, China and Hong Kong.
“D’Rapport’s features are attractive to both local and foreigners and it would attract tenants from the international and corporate community.”
D’Rapport Residences is also strategically located with direct and easy access to highways.
The entry onto Ampang Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH) is just 500 metres away from the entrance lobby. Meanwhile, MRR2 and DUKE highways are just about eight minutes’ drive away. LRT transport and bus stops are also close by.
He said it was these features especially in landscape design that earned D’Rapport numerous awards including Best Family Friendly Development and Best Resort Home Development in Japan International Property Awards.
It has also won Asean Master Class Award in City Lifestyle Development Excellence in Asean Outstanding Business Awards; Best Partner Award in ETOUCE Top Elites of Industry Awards and The Best Urban Condo Development in Des Prix Infinitus Asean Property Awards.