Property Talk: A weekly column by S.C. Cheah
CAN you imagine having two master bedrooms in a terrace house? Wow! You can do wonders with them!
WCT Land Bhd has recently come up with a 2½-storey terrace house called Hilde that boasts of five bedrooms and five bathrooms for its Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2 in Klang, Selangor.
The 24ft x 75ft house priced from RM388,000 (intermediate unit) to RM607,200 (corner unit) has a large built-up area of 3,120 sq ft. There are 24ft x 75ft double-storey terrace houses in other townships with less than 2,000 sq ft built-up area.
The Hilde has a guest room on the ground floor, a master bedroom on the first floor and another master bedroom on the second floor. All rooms come with attached bathrooms.
Here's what you can probably do with two master bedrooms:
Whatever the choice, house buyers can always look forward to innovative designs from WCT Land, one of the leading property developers in Klang.
WCT Land marketing manager Thang Ah Hong said about 40% of the 80 units under phase 1 launched recently had been sold. The remaining 80 units under phase 2 would be launched soon. They are next to a butterfly farm.
She said the Hilde is the first 2½-storey terrace house in Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2. As the staircase is set in the dining area, the living room enjoys the full 24-ft width, making the house look more spacious.
WCT Land is the property development arm of WCT Engineering Bhd and was recently listed on Bursa Malaysia.
The company has made a name for itself by developing the 346-acre Bandar Bukit 1 and 561-acre Bandar Bukit 2, two comprehensive freehold townships in southern Klang.
Coming up is the proposed Bandar Parkland-Bandar Bukit Tinggi 3. All three developments with a total gross development value of RM1.5bil are expected to take another eight years to complete.
The company is noted for giving extra space and quality finishes for its house designs.
For example, its Atlantis 24ft x 75ft double-storey terrace house boasts of a 2,556-sq-ft built-up area and is priced from RM318,800 to RM469,620. It also has five bedrooms, two kitchens and is within a gated community.
Two other interesting new designs in Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2 are:
A WCT Land survey showed that the Mena is value for money as other two-storey semi-detached houses with between 2,780-sq-ft to 3,600-sq-ft built-up areas are priced from RM518,000 to RM830,000. Sales have however, been slow since it was launched in November 2004.
It is understood that some people did not like the balconies on the first and second floors, as they feared that burglars might climb over them and into their rooms. Others felt it was a waste of space.
Meanwhile demand for properties in Bandar Bukit Tinggi 1 and 2 are set to grow as more people set up homes and offices in these thriving townships. The Tesco and Giant hypermarkets are here.
A flyover is under construction at Jalan Langat in front of the Bandar Bukit Tinggi commercial centre. It is expected to improve traffic flow from Klang towards the south where interchanges are also being built along the Glenmarie Cove stretch of the Kuala Lumpur-Shah Alam Expressway (Kesas).
Kesas is an important highway as it links up with the Middle Ring Road 2, KL-Seremban Highway and other highways. It is also a few minutes drive from Bandar Bukit Tinggi to the famous seafood restaurants of Telok Gedung and Pulau Indah.
Other well-planned neighbouring developments like Gamuda Land Bhd's Bandar Botanic and Ambang Botanic will help to be the catalyst for the future growth of this part of Klang.
WCT Land executive director and chief operation officer Lai Yeng Fock said the 394-acre freehold Bandar Bukit Tinggi 3 (or Bandar Parklands) would be launched during the first quarter this year. The project would have conventional housing but with a bit more parks.
“We always cater to what the market wants. As there is plenty of land in Klang, the demand is still for landed properties.
“Klang people are also not so used to buying strata properties,” he said.
He added that sales had generally been “at an acceptable level” except for one or two products that were slow partly because of their affordability levels.
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