We have been busy for quite sometimes and we had some property preview with some of our regular readers.
Nevertheless, we are back and we will continue to provide our impartial views of project launches. Propcafe went to visit Seasons Garden (SG) couple of weeks ago however only now able to put this review in the blog.
Developed in 6acre of commercial leasehold land (expire at 2083), The SG located at the quieter part and old neighbourhood of the Wangsa Maju Section 10. The project is sandwiched between Sapura Wangsa Maju and Medium cost apartments. This project will take 4 years and expected to be completed in July.2018.
Location and Surrounding
Wikimapia: Location of Seasons Garden
The project consists of 1502units spread in 4 blocks that consist of 2 blocks 35 storeys, 1 block of 33 storeys and 1 block of 34 storeys. There are 40units of shops to serve the need of the residents as well as the surrounding neighbourhood.
Accessibility and Surroundings
Located approximately 7.1km driving distance from Avenue K, SG is easily accessible from Jalan Setiawangsa, AKLEH and Duke highway. For public transport users, Sri Rampai LRT station is approximately 2km away from development, not exactly a walking distance for pedestrians.
From the googlemap snapshot below, From KLCC to SG is easily accessible via AKLEH and Jalan Ampang and turn into Jalan Setiawangsa. The driving distance is approximately 7km. However due to the notorious jam along Jalan Setiawangsa and Jalan Ampang during the office hour rush, the driving can turn out to be longer than expected.
Google Map: From KLCC to Seasons Garden
If residents need to go to Mont Kiara, Hartamas and Petaling Jaya, it is easily accessible via DUKE highway. For example the distance is approximately 15km via DUKE highway to Hartamas. In future when the DUKE extension is completed, it will be a breeze from SG to DesaParkCity.
Google Map: From Hartamas to Seasons Garden
Masterplan, Layouts and Façade
Two blocks (the first phase launches) have been trimmed from above scale model. Nevertheless, 1500 units in 6 acre of land is pretty dense and purchasers should expect the density is on par with those serviced apartments nearer to KLCity such as Regalia. However unlike Regalia where units are ranging from studio to 3 bedrooms, all units in SG come with either 3 or 3+1 bedrooms layout. Assuming each unit can be occupied by 3 residents, there will be additional 4500 residents in 6 acre of land which worked to be 750ppl/acre. I was told generally 200ppl/acre is considered to be acceptable density for high rise lifestyle. Nevertheless, developed has packed comprehensive facilities and amenities to keep the residents occupied. On the lower ground, comprehensive facilities such as humongous landscaped garden with jogging tracks, recreational ponds, gazebo etc
Model of the Landscaped Garden
In order to keep the traffic flow, developer has smartly design the dedicated access for each carpark level. To ensure security, each level will come with own boomgate and access card system
The units are spread in 4 blocks and block A and B (with Melawati view) have been almost sold out. Developer opened block C and D with KL city view
With exception of type C, the rest of the layouts are available in block C and D. All type A 850sqft are KL City view with south-west facing with 6units/floor for each block. The corner type B 900sqft is only available in block D and type D 770sqft are with inner facing with 5units/floor.
With exception of type D with 3 bedrooms configurations, the rest are with 3+1 bedrooms configuration. In author opinion, the developer is ambitiously fit in too many bedrooms that on paper looks good however practical wise many end users will find it neither here nor there. The room is longish and making and furniture, cabinet and bed placement will make the room very cramped. With exception of type B, the kitchen is pretty small for a family setup layout. Most likely owners will demolish the yard to make the kitchen bigger. Ironically developer has demolish the wall and joint the yard and kitchen in their showunits.
SG located in established and well mature WangsaMaju. Within a short driving distance you can go to WangsaWalk, Sri Rampai LRT station, AEON etc. For accessibility DUKE highway will zip you to Mont Kiara Hartamas and Petaling Jaya and via AKLEH to KLCC within minutes.
Prices and Specification
Minimal price different between Block C and D. The price starts from RM444K for type D 770sqft before any rebate by developer. This worked to be RM580psf. For KL City facing units, the type A 850sqft starts from RM507K. The psf worked to RM595psf, which is about RM15psf dearer compared to central park views. For all the type, each floor the price is increased by RM2k.
The first two blocks are almost fully booked and the block C and D sales chart was snapped about one month ago with about 40% taken up. In author opinion, RM400-500k is a sweet spot price for a young family setup with monthly instalment approximately RM2-2.5k. the commitment just fall nicely within household income between RM7-10k. However, no freebies such as aircon, wardrobe, heaters and kitchen cabinet will be provided by developer due to the absolute price.
Attractive financing incentive given by developer. Please check with developer for the further arrangement.
The junction between Jalan Jelatek and Jalan Ampang is notorious for jam especially in weekdays peak hours. The government announced upgrade on the junction to ensure a free flow and Jalan Jelatek will be linked via under pass to Jalan Pandan. Beside reducing the congestion, the motorists can go to Bukit Bintang and Imbi via Jalan Kampung Pandan.
It is mature location with excellent road networks. Most amenities are within short driving distance. The biggest concern of this project is high density however compensated with affordable entry prices for mature location.