The Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to rethink what a home really means to us. No longer just a mere shelter for dinner and bed, a home has now evolved into an office (or home kitchen for those who have ventured into the food business), a school, a recreational and entertainment area, a gym and more, if we can find space to fit more.
After more than a year of stay-home orders, many have discovered a common pain point – our homes simply lack space and flexibility for every family member to carry out individual tasks and activities within enough comfort and privacy.
So, a top criterion for selecting a home now is definitely space!
1. Space, space, space
One of the things the pandemic has changed is the property hunt mantra. From location, location, location, which has now become secondary for most of us, it is now space, space, space.
And that is what the signature link homes developed by Sime Darby Property at the City of Elmina, Shah Alam, Selangor offer. Here, you will find a generous amount of space with built-ups well above 2,000 sq ft and four bedrooms that come with en-suite bathrooms – certainly a priority now that every household member is at home pretty much all the time.
Aside from spacious bedrooms, the homes in Elmina Green mindfully incorporate elderly and assisted living-friendly elements such as column-free car porch for extra space and unrestricted mobility, as well as ramps and pocket doors for easy access.
2. Large and complete kitchen
The full-range kitchen in Elmina Green homes is definitely ideal for those who like to cook at home. Here, you’ll get a dedicated dry kitchen, wet kitchen and yard space and it’s up to you to split the wet and dry sections or just leave it as an open plan kitchen.
3. Comfortable space for home office
The room on the ground floor has been completely redesigned as an all-new offering with even more flexibility and privacy. In addition to the en-suite bathroom with a sliding door, the spacious room, which also boasts a private terrace, can easily be adapted to fit the homeowner’s needs. This flexible suite is also an ideal space for a home office, home studio or gym, or a bedroom for elderly parents.
4. Indoor comfort
As we are staying at home more than ever, internal ambience of the home is very important, therefore indoor comfort is another main criterion to look out for in a home; so that everyone in the family is able to work and learn effectively as well as rest comfortably.
The homes at Elmina Green put extra thought into interior fittings to maximise comfort for its residents.
A unique feature of the homes here is the mineral wool roof insulation – which helps to regulate indoor temperature, reducing heat transfer from direct sunlight, while retaining the cool temperature indoors for a longer time. This indirectly reduces homeowners’ need to have air-conditioning, thus saving electricity – good news for many of us staying at home now!
Natural light and ventilation are also abundant in the design of these homes, which feature large glass windows and doors.
Homes here are also furnished with premium finishes, branded sanitary ware, high-quality laminated timber flooring on the first floor, a basic built-in alarm system and the innovative “FittingsPlus+” features which include an outdoor water filter, security grilles, air- conditioning power points and ducts, water heaters, and a booster water pump. All these features save you the headache from sourcing for them on your own upon moving in.
As most of us are still adapting to the hybrid office and work-from-home model, be assured that stable and fast internet speed is one of the high priorities in the City of Elmina. All homeowners of Elmina Green get to enjoy free high-speed internet from TIME dotcom for a year with their home purchase. So, say goodbye to getting cut off halfway during meetings, something which all of us have dreaded throughout the pandemic.
5. Close to nature yet accessible to the city
The pandemic has caused us to opt for recreational activities that are safe from crowds and pulled us closer to nature. Many have cultivated new hobbies of gardening, taking nature walks and hiking instead of patronising malls, cinemas or dining out on the weekends.
Elmina Green offers abundant parklands to explore, such as the 21-acre Sakura Lake Park and eight-acre Infinity Park. Each individual neighbourhood also comes with its own pocket parks with multiple amenities such as playgrounds, community gardens, outdoor gyms and more for its residents – perfect for family bonding time. It surely is nice to be able to get fresh air right outside your doorstep!
This makes Elmina Green neighbourhood a highly sought-after address by homebuyers, often recording strong take-up rates. If you didn’t know already, the Elmina Green Four homes launched back in March this year were fully taken up on its launch weekend.
An award-winning township built for sustainability
The City of Elmina is a 6,500-acre township located along the Guthrie Corridor Expressway. Flanked by mature neighbourhoods such as Shah Alam, Sungai Buloh and Subang, the township is also accessible from the North Klang Valley Expressway, LATAR Expressway, ELITE Highway and Federal Highway. It is the first township in Malaysia dedicated to wellness and liveability, featuring a 300-acre Central Park, 90km of jogging and cycling tracks and a 2,700-acre forest reserve.
This vast 300-acre park is certainly not an ordinary place. At EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Managed & Sustainable Property Awards 2021, Elmina Central Park was crowned a Gold winner of the EdgeProp-ILAM Malaysia’s Sustainable Landscape Awards in the Landscape Planning category. In addition, the park also bagged the EdgeProp Malaysia Editor’s Choice Award as Malaysia’s Exemplary Sustainable Community Park 2021.
The City of Elmina is where you can live your best life.
Do not miss out on the upcoming launch of Elmina Green Five linked homes this coming Oct 16, 2021. All the units come with a land area measuring 22ft by 75ft and are entitled for Home Ownership Campaign 2021 benefits.