Having led the way in greening Manila’s southern suburbs, Filigree is redefining what it means to live the good life with its award-winning residential developments

The question of what the future holds is one that has been frequently banded about in an increasingly uncertain world. However, if you pose the question to the team at Filigree, they will tell you that the homeowners at their various developments in Manila’s southern suburbs are bound to enjoy a life characterized by comfort, convenience, luxury and sustainability.

“Filigree has always been forward-thinking, keeping in mind the needs of its clients through well-considered locations, design, spaces and abundance of greens,” Filigree’s deputy head, Daphne Sanchez, says of the company’s residential enclaves.

Indeed, what has put Filigree communities top of mind for discerning homebuyers is the way it defines luxury. Instead of focusing on opulence or building things on a massive scale, the company considers being able to live in a location where one can easily access everything from fundamental services and workplaces to venues for leisure and entertainment, a luxury in and of itself.

This idea is bolstered by each development’s substantially larger units in terms of floor area, which gives residents ample space in which to live and grow. Less units on floors also keeps noise down and prevents a sense of uneasy encroachment among residents, assuring them of safety and security at all times.

With Filigree, natural greenery, ambient lighting and fresh air are incorporated into each enclave’s design as opposed to being just incidental accents. In its award winning Botanika Nature Residences, this sustainable aesthetic enables residents to thrive in a healthier environment with ample sunlight and proper ventilation throughout the structure. This earned the development four stars under the BERDE standard of the Philippine Green Building Council (PhilGBC), as well as a citation for leadership in sustainable design and performance in the residential category.

Filigree’s drive towards sustainable living can also be seen in its other southern communities. Bristol at Parkway Place, the tallest residential structure in the area, is located in the country’s first LEED Gold-certified development, and gives residents access to the relaxing gardens and pathways of the Spectrum Linear Park below along with well-lit and breezy balconies and verandas.

At The Enclave Alabang, homeowners will live in the very heart of nature, as 40 per cent of which is given over to green spaces, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living. Only 218 lots will be available so that residents can enjoy a higher standard of living in well-appointed homes with a modern tropical aesthetic, as well as the amenities of the elegant 1500 Clubhouse designed by H1 Architecture.

Filigree’s emphasis on comfortable living in well-planned spaces is also seen and felt in its other residential developments.

The Beaufort in Bonifacio Global City, overlooking the green expanse of the Manila Golf Club, has just four units per floor and magnificent views of the city beyond. Its location enables residents to come home to personal sanctuaries where they can relax and unwind in peace.

Also rising is the Golf Ridge Private Estate in Filinvest Mimosa+, Clark City, Pampanga where high ceilings and large picture windows help give the impression that one lives in a private aerie with magnificent views of the Mimosa Golf Course. A home where everything is within reach and residents can feel that they are part of the natural world: this is the impetus that continues to drive Filigree. As Sanchez puts it, “This is what luxury is all about: no matter what the circumstances, we assure [our residents] of our commitment to provide a fine, healthy home.

To know more about Filigree and its developments, visit their flagship showroom along Corporate Avenue, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa. Designed by Tina Periquet of Periquet Galicia Inc, the showroom also displays sample one- and three-bedroom units for Botanika Nature Residences’ Tower 2.

This article was published in Tatler Homes’ November 2020 issue titled “Redefining Luxury.”