A spacious condo with a view of the Aravallis
There are sports facilities, a clubhouse and a gymnasium for the residents
NESTLED between the Aravallis and the upscale Golf Course Road, DLF Crest is a relatively new condominium, constructed in 2013, into which people are still moving in.
Constructed in 2013, there are 116 families living in the condominium at present. According to the developers, most of the buyers are likely to move in within the next six months.
Many leading corporate executives, professionals and expats, including CEOS of IT companies and top executive of advertising agencies, have already moved into this society. Shared passions and likes, such as golfing and fine dining, and exposure to the west constitute the common denominator among the residents, who also put a premium on individual space and quality of life.
Residents cite good overall design of the complex, intelligent use of space inside the apartments and fully equipped kitchens as the main factors that made the society appealing to them.
“A majority of the people who have moved in have a corporate background and are highly educated professionals with global exposure. The people have similar lifestyles, needs and wants, mainly to live in a safe and comfortable environment. I live on the 30th floor and the view of the Aravallis from my balcony makes my day,” says Anita Kaul, who moved into the complex few months ago.
Some of the residents said they moved here from more centralised localities as the subtle needs and nuances, such as ready-to-move homes and top-level security, of daily life are being comfortably met in this complex.
The society is located 500 metres from the Golf Course Road. The houses are protected by double-glass windows that stop the entry of dust and contain noise. The society has a tranquil feel, a world away from the noises of the daily hustle bustle.
Inside the apartments, the kitchens have built-in appliances and white goods. The elevators fixed in the building move at 4 metres per second, among the quickest moving lifts in the country. “One just needs to bring in their clothes and start living here. The kitchen is ready, the rooms are finished and so are the washrooms,” says Kaul.
While the homes are the prime attraction, many say the clubhouse and facilities in the society, such as swimming, cards arena, reading area and fine dining space make the society an enticing place to reside in.
Virender Rathi, the club manager, says the club is a 28,000 square foot facility that offers global cuisines, a fully equipped gymnasium, swimming pool of different depths and a bar that serves liquors sourced from across the world. “We are catering to a very discerning customer, who knows his food and drinks and is particular about the ambience. Also, the cost is 25 to 30% less than similar facilities outside,” says Rathi.
The clubhouse has a resort pool with a juice bar, a hair salon and a serene spa facility. There is also a well-stocked library in the society and a grand community hall where one can host parties and celebrate occasions. A tennis court and a playground also form part of the club area.
Recently, a fashion show was organised at the clubhouse for residents, in which a Bollywood actor walked the ramp. Yoga sessions, running events, common feasts, culinary sessions and song and dance events are regularly organised to keep the residents engaged.
Jerold Paul Chagas Pareira, who lives in the complex, says that the apartments are expansive and the society, spacious. “The common areas and facilities are state-of-the-art and the residents are cooperative. We have recently moved in, but we hope to start meeting people more often to have a holistic engagement with our neighbours. There is also a serenity and good security in place that makes life comfortable,” he said.
Source : HT