Five Stones, Petaling Jaya
Five Stones (also known as 5 Stones) brings a whole new level of luxury apartments to SS2 and indeed, the Petaling Jaya area, with a very contemporary design and concept. This comes as no surprise as the developer, SDB Properties, is trying to bring luxurious living with Five Stones and the project next door, Ameera Residences.
There are 5 blocks of units at Five Stones, however only 3 of these are available for sale currently in the first phase in 2009. Out of the 3 blocks currently on sale, 2 of them are low-rise villa units similar to the ones next door at Ameera, while the other one is a high-rise condominium. The rest were released recently and most of them are already sold.
Block A is a 38-storey condominium complex with its clubhouse on the ground floor. There are 147 units in this particular building, with about 4 units per floor. These units are either 3+1 or 4+1, and range between 1,785 to 2,254 sf. However, the Penthouse duplex units up for grabs are either 3,390 or 4,491 sf.
Block B and C are villas. The units in Block B range from 2,381 to 3,009 sf. However the ones in Block C are larger. Some of these units also come with a private garden. Furthermore, Block D is 25-storey, and consists of 50 units, while Block E is 36-storeys tall and consists of 142 units.
The main feature is the residential common area which lays in between each of these blocks. This landscaped garden is complete with 5 granite stones (or something similar to reflect the namesake of the building). Facilities here include the large garden, multi-purpose hall, a Kompan playground, healing gym, swimming pool, dynamic gym, and basketball courts.
The location of Five Stones in SS2 is within an area surrounding landed homes and caters to those who want to live around this vibrant area in Petaling Jaya, instead of living in a crowded area full of condominiums such as Mont Kiara. There are connections to this area via the LDP, NKVE, and Sprint Highway. Nearby facilities and educational facilities include Tropicana City Mall, KDU College, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, and more.
Five Stones, Petaling Jaya Average For Sale Price
The Five Stones concept is to create a large living space that is suitable for all ages. This is reflected in the name chosen for this residential development, as kids back in the day used to play games such as Five Stones (also known as Batu Seremban). The key feature of the design for this building is that there are only 4 units per floor and each unit is independent of the others as they do not share any party walls so residents will feel almost like that they are living in a house.
For families who are keen to live in something family oriented yet chic, Five Stones may be a good option for them. There is ample area for children to run around in, and it is also good for adults who want to wind down in the central garden after a hard day at work. For those who are freaked out about natural disasters, you may be pleased to know that 5 Stones is earthquake proof. It seems that SDB have certainly thought of everything that a family needs, including safety from earthquakes that may potentially one day hit SS2.
Some people may complain that the price is very high for SS2. However, considering that the 5 stones development is in a good location and on freehold land, the price can be justified. The development is not for all, as it is more family-oriented than for singles wanting a bachelor or bachelorette pad. The question is - whether you prefer to buy a landed property or a piece of Five Stones.