Overview of the development
Maxim Residences@Cheras is developed by Trillion Maxim Sdn Bhd. Maxim Residences located behind Cheras Sentral (which previously known as Plaza Phoenix and currently redeveloped by Mayland).
This leasehold mixed development consists of 40 shoplots that located on the ground floor and 542 units of service apartment. This review will solely focus on the residential component. At the time of this review is written, the building plan already approved and in the middle of applying APDL. Sales and Purchase Agreement is expected to be signed in April. However judging from the actual progress of Sentul Prime, purchasers should keep their expectation low and there is possibility that developer will be delay in securing the APDL. Furthermore the GE is just around the corner which probably almost everything will be at standstill from now on… However, the delay maybe bless in disguise.
Maxim Residences located in between Taman LenSen and Plaza Phoenix, a well-established neighbourhood in Cheras.
At the moment, the site is yet occupied by trees and old house (from wikimapia it was ex Alam Damai sales office)
Current condition of the site
There are three sides of the site. KL View which will be partially blocked by Connaught Avenue, PJ View where it is partial hilly, and Hill View where Cheras Point and run down apartments located.
In general, there is nothing to be excited about the views. Those units that facing KL View is partially blocked by Connaught Avenue as well as jammed SILK highway. Furthermore on those lower floors in Block B, they are too close with elelvated Interchange Bridge from SILK to Taman Len Sen which may cause some discomfort.
In Block A for PJ view despite the soothing green view, the view will come with hot scotching sun. Apparently from the the sales chart, this view is the less favoured among the purchasers.
For Block B Hill View, the units will face Cheras Point that comes with 10storeys commercial building as well as sewerage pond especially for those higher floor units.
Those units that facing the pools probably are safest as these units not only facing the landscaped common areas, they are also facing mature Taman Len Sen. However the latest development of SUKE which will be built approximately 200metres away may cause some noise pollution in the future.
Kl City View (North Facing)
Petaling Jaya View (West Facing)
On the left is the rundown apartment of units facing Hill View (East Facing)
Masterplan and Facilities
There are two blocks which are identical and mirror image of each other. Typical floor consists of 12 units/floor.
3 bedders (Size from 1050sqft) consist of 4units/floor and all are with KL city view. The unit no is 7,8,10 and 12 in block A and 2, 3A, 5, 6 in block B.
2 bedders (size from 825sqft) and consists of 6 units/floor units are with Pool, Forest or Taman Len Sen view. The unit no is 1, 2,3,6,9 and 11 in block A and 1, 3, 7,9,10 and 12 in block B
Finally 1 bedder (Size from 619sqft) consists of 2units/floor and views are either PJ or Hill view. The unit no is 3A and 5 in block A and 8 and 10 in block B.
The unit layouts are practical and in developer mind are catered for the mass market. The bedrooms are almost equally spacious with yards, balcony and aircon ledge throwed in.
For 3 bedders type, all rooms are tucked on one side. Despite the size, the developer has managed to squeeze a walk in wardrobe space in the master bedroom. Another good point is two air con ledges are provided so that owners could save few precious bucks on the aircon installations…. However in my view, the developer has sacrificed kitchen space and if you like to cook, you will find it is quite small and you probably find difficulties to fit in your appliances. Most likely the solution is to do your cooking at the yard area. For end unit, this will be advantage as your yard is facing outside. Also the third bedroom is facing the yard and this means for intermediate unit, the third bedroom will stay dark due to yard is facing the airwell. In this case, the end lot unit will be the much better choice.
Also for the end units, the master bedroom will have L shape window compared with the intermediate unit. The window is also larger as can be seen from the scale model in next photos.
Type D (3 bedders type)