On the western edge of Laguna de Bay sits the city of Sta. Rosa. A scenic 45-minute drive from Manila going south, it was once better known for its industrial estates and economic zones, but because of its proximity to the country’s key metropolis it has lately become a preferred residential suburb of Metro Manila.
Also a favorite weekend spot because several outlet malls and Enchanted Kingdom – the country’s biggest and most popular theme park – are located here, Sta. Rosa’s west end is inhabited mostly by a huge number of commercial, industrial, and business establishments, while its north end is primarily residential areas and subdivisions, and schools.
With its booming commerce and the rise of possibly the loveliest residential and leisure developments in the country, Sta. Rosa, Laguna is fast becoming the Makati of the south. This premier city and hub of South Luzon has also been dubbed its “Lion City,” yet it still manages to exude a “rustic” charm with its prolific forests, orchards, gardens, and the fauna that come with all that.
It is deep in the heart of this unconventional city that Brittany – Vista Land’s real estate arm that caters to the residential inclinations of the country’s upper income bracket – has chosen to supplant the English countryside into a richly forested 29-hectare property called Promenade.
Hedge gardens, reflecting pools, country homes… A proper English life waits in Promenade
High black-and-gold, elaborate 18-century style gates welcome one into the property. Brittany’s Promenade is set within lush forests that blend into beautiful knot gardens – in the fashion of the royal English and French castle lawns.
A key feature of the village is a garden at the entrance, in the center of which stands a spire inspired by Nelson’s Column in London’s Trafalgar Square – a monument to honor the British love of art, history, and heroism. The ornately landscaped hedges lead one deep into the master planned development where an English country manor rules as the community’s Clubhouse.
Decked with function halls, a basketball court, and a secret garden, the Clubhouse becomes the perfect spot to “promenade” as the clean and crisp Sta. Rosa air blends with the tattling of a rich variety of birds.
Leading one into the Clubhouse is a drive festooned with stunning knot gardens that have become the property’s trademark. A rotunda embellished with celestial statuary directs the eye and spirit towards a long reflective fountain at the manor’s entrance. The homes in the community are proper English manors, or, in the style of the cozy countryside cottage. Promenade stands out among the Sta. Rosa residential developments as a tribute to a lifestyle punctuated with a preference for the genteel and historic, and a love for fine English landscaping and sweeping forests.
Fulfilling dreams of living in the English countryside
Nestled within a cluster of nine exquisite and delightful-themed residential properties belonging to a 300-hectare thriving city-in-miniature – the breathtaking Sta. Elena City – Promenade is thoughtfully master planned in the image of the quaint English countryside, where summer cottages and cozy mansions rest surrounded by hedged cobbled paths and rich forest groves.
Within the vast Sta. Elena City, right at the heart of Sta. Rosa in Laguna, are both residential and commercial communities. Sta. Elena City is designed to give Filipinos a wealth of “home” choices and lifestyle options, while decongesting Metro Manila. Master planned by Asya Design Partner, 120 of the total 300 hectares have already been developed. Vista Land was the first to pioneer the idea of differently themed enclaves, all in one area. This is to allow families to follow their dreams and live as they choose, possibly in their favorite city in the world. Today, Sta. Elena offers beautiful homes in its communities of La Residencia, Belle Reve, Fontamara, Georgia Club, Augusta, and the delightfully British Promenade.
Because so many families have already fallen for the charm of Sta. Rosa, being out of the mad rush that is Metro Manila, yet so close to it, the country’s top schools – University of Santo Tomas, Our Lady of Assumption College, De La Salle University, St. Scholastica’s College, Don Bosco College, Xavier School, Miriam College, and Brent International School, to name a few – have campuses in the city.
Hospitals like The Medical City South Luzon, Calamba Doctor’s Hospital, the Calamba Medical Center, QualiMed Hospital, and one of the top hospitals in the region – the Asian Hospital, stand close to or within the city.
Two golf courses – the 27-hole Sta. Elena Golf and Country Club designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and the 18-hole The Country Club by Tom Wieskopf – and a number of restaurants, supermarkets, outlet stores, and sports facilities are located within and around Sta. Elena City, including Vista Mall in Sta. Rosa.
Sta. Rosa is already one of the most superb places to live in the Philippines.
Brittany… for the privileged and exceedingly discerning
Beyond building luxury homes for the country’s elite, Brittany is raising the country’s level of property development and construction to cutting-edge heights. Every aspect of each home’s design and construction are pioneering in both function and form, and every detail of each residence is scrupulously put together by Vista Land’s finest minds with the goal of creating the most magnificent and well-crafted abodes in the country – one expects no less from the country’s premier homebuilder.
If you’d like to go home to an English haven nestled in the beguiling fields of Sta. Rosa, or, would like information on the other Brittany properties, contact us at (+63917) 883 8103 or visit our website at: www.brittany.com.ph.
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