Second home for the moneyed

    Transect and diamond-shaped parks and boardwalk along the shore are among the features of Seafront Residences.

    AboitizLand has noted a rise in takeup of beachfront properties, as moneyed property purchasers seek second homes that can provide a healthier environment in less congested towns outside megacities.

    This trend in homebuying has been observed globally, where an outflux of urban dwellers relocate to next-wave cities and towns that can afford them bigger living spaces and open areas.

    “Before, residences near central business districts, places of work, or transport hubs are popular preferences. These all changed,” said

    Dave Rafael, chief executive officer of AboitizLand. “With the acceptance of work from home setup and giving priority to open spaces and amenities that support better work-life balance, the trend started to shift to homes that offer larger open spaces and promise a better quality of life for families.”

    According to AboitizLand, its Seafront Residences in San Juan in Batangas had residents moving in at the onset of the pandemic. As of February of this year, 46 house and lot units and four lots were officially turned over to buyers.

    Seafront Residences offers homebuyers options of house and lots, lots only, and genuinely low-density, three-storey villas designed by modern Filipino advocates BUDJI+ROYAL Architecture+Design.

    Families and homeowners who do a lot of entertaining will find the 100 to 150 square meter Seafront homes suitable for their lifestyle. The one to two-bedroom units of Seafront Villas will appeal to single-child families, couples and single young executives.

    The property offers views of the Tayabas Bay and Mt. Banahaw.

    AboitizLand commissioned globally-renowned DPZ CoDesign of Florida to master-plan the beach community.

    Seafront Residences features amenities that include a beachfront clubhouse with multi-purpose hall and function rooms, a view tower, a play area, a basketball court, and adult and kiddie pools. The second phase of the community will also have its own Crest Clubhouse, a social venue with multipurpose halls and a swimming pool.

    On the main highway is the Town Center which will house dining, retail and service shops.

    AboitizLand said the project is a good investment as the price of a Seafront home has appreciated by as much as 100 percent for the house and lots since its launch in 2017. Lots have appreciated much more at almost 185 percent.