An island in Puchong? This is a definite reaction to whoever who heard this property name for the first time with a weird look. And indeed, the owner will proudly reply with, “Yes. I bought a house at ‘the island’.”
D’Island, as its name implies, is an exclusive island resort-setting residential estate. The site is surrounded by water with only a small portion of land that connects to the mainland â€“ which makes it suitable for ones who want to remain on an island but still close to the city centre. It is sited in between Taman Putra Prima and Taman Putra Perdana.
This development is brought by LBS Bina Group under a Project Management Agreement with Astana Modal (M), which acts as the land owner of the entire 175-acre leasehold site. The development is to be developed in 8 years with an estimated Gross Development Value (GDV) of RM2.1 billion.
The project will comprise about 1,100 units of mixed developments consisting 148 bungalows, 298 semi-detached houses, 237 super-link (terrace) houses, 352 condominiums and commercial units. It boasts waterfront residences within gated and guarded community and completed with family-oriented clubhouse.
The Phase 1 of D’Island is named Aplicalia which comprises 3-storey super-link with 2 types to choose from with a total of 122 units. Its estimated completion date is on January 2014. The house comes with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. The top floor is the master suite with a balcony, roof terrace and a wardrobe.
Aplicalia is also en-suite with a bathroom that is built with a bathtub, 2 wash basins and an outdoor shower. Each bedroom is attached with own bathroom except guestâ€™s bathroom which is also accessible from the kitchen (only for Type B). It also has a store room below the stairs.
Type A of Aplicalia offers unit with lot size of 22′ × 100′ and built-ups ranging from 3,966 sf up to 4,710 sf. There are a total of 53 units for Type A. It is priced from RM1,319,900 up to RM1,458,900.
Meanwhile, Type B of Aplicalia offers house with lot size pf 22′ × 80′ with built-ups ranging from 3,413 sf up to 4,134 sf. Its price range starts from RM1,199,900 to RM1,325,900 with a total of 69 units.
The xext launch of D’Island will be Balvia, a semi-detached house development with price tags from RM1.6 million. Sales package from the developer includes free on S&P Legal Fees, free stamp duty on MOT, free 2-years Service Charge, Developer Interest Bearing Scheme (DIBS) up to 5.5% and Bumiputra discount of 7%. Booking fee is RM20,000.
LBS Bina is a strong brand name in low-end residential properties product. Most of the products delivered by the developer are not at the top quality in terms of both product quality and workmanship.
As for the first launch of D’Island, the price tags thrown by the developer is indeed very high for a terrace. For a million terrace price tag, one should either get a better located terrace in Desa ParkCity, Bandar Utama and even Bangsar. And with LBS Bina brand name on it, the price offered is nonsense.