Expatriates or foreigners working in the Philippines have traditionally comprised a substantial portion of demand for condominium units. Whether they visit for a short assignment or their love affair with the country develops into a long-term stay, condo homes have always been the perfect choice for expats.
A particular condo development that foreigners have found a home in is Sonria, a low-density and exclusive vertical community south of Metro Manila. Developed by Stonebridge Corporation in partnership with Geo-Estate Development Corporation, this pioneering development fuses the distinctive and sought-after Alabang lifestyle with the modernity and convenience of condo living.
Sonria has raised the bar for condominium living in the area with its exceptional spaciousness, privacy and security. These are the same attributes of single-detached living that Ayala Alabang Village has been known for, and which Sonria has combined with the modern concept of condos. This is one of the reasons why expats have considered Sonria.
Their place of work or business is usually in the South — from Makati all the way up to the Laguna area — and they prefer to settle in Alabang for its suburban domesticity combined with urban appeal. Daily conveniences such as a supermarket, restaurants, banks and retail establishments are all within reach.
They appreciate the condo development for its meticulous space planning and unique atmosphere of airiness, which is achieved by deliberately planned features such as large picture windows and balconies that face the morning sun.
Not surprisingly, they value the condo community’s exclusive atmosphere, achieved by the select number of 88 units that comprise the entire neighborhood.
The ease of maintenance and upkeep of a condo home is also a more viable option for, compared to owning or renting a house in the nearby Ayala Alabang Village.
As it is already completed, residents – both expats and Filipinos – are already enjoying their new homes in the South.
The Sonria community is also comprised of former residents of Ayala Alabang Village itself, either empty nesters downgrading from their sprawling residences or young urban professionals wanting to savor independence but still be near their ancestral homes.
Sonria has changed the property landscape of the South, and has opened the doors for a different way of southern living that discerning homeseekers such as foreigners truly appreciate.