The Airie is a boutique landed development by Loh & Loh Development Sdn Bhd. It is the 3rd residential project that launched by the developer. It was launched in Dec 2010, their other project that have completed thus far are Riverview Kemensah at Taman Melawati, and Idaman Hill Phase 1 in Selayang. Loh & Loh was delisted from Bursa Malaysia back in 2009 and it is now owned by Petrol Saudi, managed by Loh family.
Propcafe.net revisits this project at this juncture because there are around 11 unsold units kept by the developers and these units will be up for sales in the following months, tentatively fixed at June 2013 next month.
As at to date, developer has not decided on how to conduct the sales of the said 11 available units, either by the way of balloting or on FCFS basis. The Airie is expected to be completed and VPed by Dec 2013.
This project consists of 79 units in total (68 units of Semi Ds, 6 units of zero lots and 5 units of bungalows). The available units for sales could be summarised by the following table taken from the official KPKT website, the available units for sales are 6 units of SMDs, 2 units of Zero Lots and 3 units of Bungalows. The prices shown in the following table were the historical price back in 2010. The indicative price from the developer for the unsold Semi D unit is from 2.8mil.
(Sources: KPKT E-home’s website)
The table also indicates that most of the Chinese purchasers preferred Semi D instead of Zero Lot/Bungalow. Based on the reserved 11 units for sales and the 30% bumi quota allocation, the developer has achieved 28% bumi quota as at to date. This means that the developer just need to sell 1 more unit to achieve its overall 30% bumi quota, whist the remaining 10 units can be sold to anyone without any 7% discount.
Types of Bungalow Unit
Types of Zero Lot Home
Types of Semi D
Semi D Type A Layout
Background of the development
The development is conceptualised by award-winning Singaporean firm MKPL Architects Pte. Ltd. The landscape on the other hand is by Archimatrix Sdn Bhd. The location of this project is at Sri Damansara, bearing KL address but under MPPJ, Selangor. The project site is back to back with Rafflesia landed development by MK Land @ Damansara Perdana.
Both developments are built on the same hill, but different side of the hill. The other developments that located on the same hill including: Forest Hill and Empire Residence by MEH.
Garden Deck Views
Ample size of the Driving lanes at Ground Floor
Exterior Pics (Water features inside the house compound)
Interiors Pic (16 ft height ceiling)
Among all the projects, Rafflesia is the closest competitor. Propcafe.net picks Rafflesia as a comparison because Rafflesia launched its Phase 3 when The Airie started to sells its units on Dec 2010. While Loh & Loh is now selling the its 11 reserved units, Rafflesia is launching its Phase 5 Semi D. The comparison could be summarised as follows:
|Developer’s Price as at Dec 2010||Phase 3 ( BU 3861sqft) from RM2.4mil||Initial Price, Semi D (BU 4000 sqft) from RM1.7mil||Airie|
|Developer’s Price as at May 2013||Phase 7 (BU 4300sqft) from RM3.8 mi (with lift)||RM2.8 mil||Airie|
|Location||Damansara Perdana Address. If your central of gravity is between the 2 tolls of LDP, then DP is the right address for you.||After LDP toll.Closed to DPC||Rafflesia|
|Security||Guarded Only, No parameter fencing. Individual Title||Guarded and Gated, Strata Title||Airie|
|Club House||No Club House||Full club house facilities, 2 pools + gym.||Airie|
|Other Facilities||Man Made Lake||No Lake||Rafflesia|
|Scale of Development||Bigger Development, Phase 1- Phase 8, got price push factors||Boutique Development with only 79 units||Rafflesia|
|Monthly Maintenance Fee||Below RM300 (coz no club house and non GnG)||From RM800||Rafflesia|
|Workmanship||Average||Commendable workmanship. Both Loh & Loh previous projects Riverview Kemensah and Idaman Hill has obtained 77 and 78.1 CONQUAS Score.||Airie|
|Façade, overall concept||Conventional & Evergreen||Modern lifestyle, garden deck concept, 11 different facades but similar theme in 79 units||Airie|
|Layout for Semi D||From 26 ft width, more generousPhase 5 comes with lift||23 ft width for Semi DNo lift||Rafflesia|
|Density||Higher Density||Lower Density||Airie|
From the above summarised table, it seems that the Airie is a clear winner compared to Rafflesia.
If Reed, Setia Eco Glades, Temasya Glenmarie’s Citra, are the editors choice of best landed development for year 2012, perhaps, the Airie would be the one of the top 3 editors’ choice for landed development back in year 2011
Note: The developer is now upgrading and improving The Airie’s showroom at the project site, the showroom would be ready for viewing only by appointment. The above pictures are contributed by a property agent who had visited the showroom which is currently under construction. We apologize for the poor quality of the pictures, we will update the better quality pictures when the opportunity arises.