One Kiara is a new upmarket condominium development being built in the posh Mont Kiara enclave. The development prided by Monday-Off Development is located along two roads, Jalan Kiara 5 adjacent to Casa Kiara II, Gateway Kiaramas, Hijauan Kiara, VERVE Suites, and Jalan Kiara 3 adjacent to Garden International School, Kiara 1888, Casa Kiara I, Kiara Designer Suites and Kiara 9.
This latest addition of Mont Kiara’s condominium is a two-phase development that comprises 2 tower blocks. The first tower, Tower A, is currently on pre-sale and expected for completion by end of December 2013. Tower A is a 39-storey tower that houses a total of 118 units with 4 units per storey and each is served by a private lift. Besides 4 lifts which connects directly to the unit, residents are also served by 2 service lifts, making it 6 lifts altogether to serve the entire block. Units for the first phase are launched at about RM700 to RM750 psf.
Meanwhile, the second phase of One Kiara, Tower B, is a 41-storey tower that houses a total of 108 units that include a super luxurious 21,775 sf penthouse (a unit for the entire 2 floors). There are several layouts available, 10 layouts to choose for Tower A and another 16 different layouts for Tower B. The units are expected to be launched by next year at about RM850 psf.
The design of One Kiara encompasses classic contemporary architecture via its old-fashioned carvings on the building, arches, fences and pillars. But yet, it is cleverly mixed with modern element via glass and lighting. The developer claims that the design is all about practicality and boasting residents’ living experience which seems to be true, as it is a design philosophy by its concept designer, Mr. Hiroshi Murai.
Even though One Kiara is Monday-Off Development’s maiden project, it is believed that with over 20 years in the hardware supply business, the company has the right knowledge to turn One Kiara into a successful condominium. The developer promised that they will only use top notch materials and products for the entire development. This also includes kitchen appliances which are from Electrolux.
As each unit at One Kiara is a corner unit, each of them enjoys magnificent view of Mont Kiara neighborhood as well as KL city centre. Unlike its nearby neighbours which some units facing Kampung Segambut, each unit here is facing the city centre. Many of us might worry about the maintenance fee, as there are a lot of facilities provided. But the developer claims that it will be around the low rate of RM0.30 psf, thanks to its modern rain-harvesting system which uses rain water to water the plants and general cleaning purpose that lessen the maintenance cost.
The number of condo supplies (mostly along Jalan Kiara 3 and 5) in the surrounding area keep increasing day by day. Also, these condominiums’ prices are still hovering around RM450 psf but there are still no takers. Furthermore, new condominiums by more reputable developer like Sunrise, such as 28 Mont Kiara seems more appealing and trustworthy within similar price range, yet still not fully sold out. However, if the developer is able to deliver all the good stuffs it promised, One Kiara will undoubtedly be a new benchmark of Mont Kiara property.