PROPCAFE 360 Degree View : Uptown Residences @ Damansara Uptown by See Hoy Chan

Uptown Residences 360 Degree Review

First some intro at Uptown Residences at SS21 Damansara Utama or Damansara Uptown.
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Introduction to Damansara Uptown

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Nestled along LDP, Damansara Uptown was developed by See Hoy Chan Sdn Bhd back in early 1980s. Since then, it has flourished and grown into a well-established commercial hub. It is among key commercials area in Petaling Jaya, ‘stood strong’ together with SS2 square, Taman Megah commercial areas,  TTDI commercial area. Uptown Residences are located practically in centre of Damansara Uptown!

Those who frequent Damansara Uptown will likely get the taste of the traffic conditions of Damansara Uptown. We say it is messy, lack of car parks, alot of hoardings, it is just poor, you need luck to find a place to park, even after office hour! ‘Wong’ is one thing This is partly attributed to the major redevelopment in Damansara Uptown by the developer.

The New Uptown Damansara

‘New Uptown Damansara’ is See Hoy Chan Sdn. Berhad’s integrated development in Damansara Uptown consists of a 5-storey neighborhood mall called the Starling; Uptown 8, a 38-storey MSC Status Green Grade-A office building; a serviced residence managed by The Ascott Limited known as the Somerset Residences at Damansara UPtown; and the Uptown Residences condominium.

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New Damansara Uptown will complete in 2019!

Our focus of the review will the residential element that is the Uptown Residences, Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya.

Uptown residences comprise of 2 residential towers namely Family Tower and Lifestyle Tower.

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Uptown Residences details

Family Tower

30 storey Family Tower consists of 202 apartments and 4 penthouses. The Uptown Residences are commercial title properties, there are 5 home designs ranging from 1,687 sq.ft. to 2,516 sq.ft. There are 8 units per floor with 2 lift service 2 units, so there are total 8 lifts servicing this tower. The unique feature of Family Tower is that each unit comes with private lift lobby. Typical unit comes with 3 car parks.

Lifestyle Tower

32 storey Lifestyle Tower has 170 apartments and 4 penthouses. There are 4 home designs ranging from 734 sq.ft. to 1,040 sq.ft, No private lobby for Lifestyle Tower as the whole tower is serviced by 4 lifts. While typical units come with 2 car parks.

Uptown Residences Typical Floor Layout Plan-Family Tower (above) Lifestyle Tower (below)

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Uptown Residences car park entrance and guest lobby

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Uptown Residences’s concierge & lobby areas has double volume feature, feel spacious, the overall decor and its ambient is quite welcoming.Uptown-residences-mail room

A peek into the Uptown Residences Family Tower mail room and then the pool.Uptown-residences-common-areaUptown-residences-pool4 Uptown-residences-pool3 Uptown-residences-pool2 Uptown-residences-poolLift lobby leading to the Uptown Residences condo units.
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Look decent right, marble flooring check with wood-cladded lifts facade.

Last but not least the private lift lobby comes with wood floor, not bad not bad.Uptown-residences-private-lobby

Conclusion 

Uptown Residences was previously launced back in 2012 and has recently VPed. We recalled developer price for typical units were approximately RM800+psf. Fast forward to 2016, we are told there were transacted at RM1000psf. There are not many supplies coming from this part of Petaling Jaya. Back then when it was launched due to its sheer unit size which translate to its absolute price to be >RM1m+. In our books, most units were meant for ‘own stay’. While the smaller units, er hemm…were not accessible to most people.

What Uptown Residences can offer is its surrounding commercial elements, there are almost 10 banks, more than 100 eateries, macam macam ada, lol….

There is a neighborhood mall coming up, the Starling. While we often hear there are too many malls along LDP, a mall within walking distance of Uptown Residences will be an icing to the cake.

If we look at this project closely, this is a proper integrated development with freehold Petaling Jaya address, strictly looking at PSF may not be relevant to compare with standalone residential development. For a fairer comparison, one should benchmark Uptown Residences to Tropicana City Tropics, when the New Uptown Damansara development completes in 2019.

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4 Comment

  1. Next area to revitalise is SS2?
    There still plenty of empty land at wai sek kai there.

    The facade of this Uptown Resi is like abang adik to UOA….KEKE

    1. Dear Beancounter,

      Thanks for your comment, beauty is in the eye of holder.

      We have not heard any development plan coming SS2, it will definitely be a hot one if there is one.

      Agree on the facade of uptown residences, we are not too fancy with the facade, in fact it looks dated as the some parts of the facade has turned off white.

  2. apa 360 deg review.
    no dare show pic of the units itself kah?
    ini maciam just appetiser, no show the main course and dessert.

    1. Dear Kochin

      Thanks for your comment. We would love to show the internal unit picture however, we were told explicitly by the unit owner not to publish it, we have to respect the privacy of the property owner.

      Alternatively, if you would like to have a feel of the how the internal units we suggest you to go to iproperty and search for uptown residences, hope this helps.

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