Written by: Ar. John Ian Lee Fulgar
In a society that glorifies the clean forms of glass and steel, it takes a brave leap of faith to be different.
One example is Brittany Corp., the upscale residential arm of Vista Land & Lifescapes Inc., a brand rightfully enabled by the nation’s largest homebuilder to exude luxury and class in every community it creates.
A return to the classics
Residents of Brittany’s Old World, European and American-inspired projects enjoy a community that blends luxury and natural beauty, reminiscent of ancient high nobility. The projects delight as Brittany combs different parts of the world for the most impressive and luxurious architecture that can be easily adapted to the local environment and way of life to find these beautiful inspirations.
With a modern touch
While Brittany’s developments maintain the quality and level of detail in its projects, contemporary construction technology, materials and procedures result in a shorter turnaround time and longer life.
Behind the classic exterior, Breton houses are also equipped with smart home technology to make the lives of their occupants not only more stylish, but also more comfortable. Residents and investors alike appreciate the effort and work that goes into the units, knowing how each development is designed, developed and manufactured.
This is the case of Crosswinds, Promenade and Portofino, three of the most renowned Breton projects.
Crosswinds: a glimpse of Switzerland
While the Philippines is famous for its bahay kubo and bahay na bato, Switzerland is famous for its chalets. The Swiss Chalet, with its picturesque views, huge windows and balconies, and towering roof, might be an appropriate adaptation to the tropical environment of the Philippines.
The 100ha Crosswinds development in Brittany offers a glimpse of Swiss life quietly tucked away amongst the beautiful natural hills of Tagaytay. Alpine Villas, Lausanne, Les Deux Pointes, Le Grand Quartier and Les Quadrilles Suisses are luxury residences and residential complexes.
Walk: discover England’s green spaces
England is well known for its abundant gardens, which can be 10 times larger than the country house. There’s no better time than now to grab Brittany’s offer of an English-inspired utopia, where wellness design and the therapeutic power of nature are making the rounds for property developers.
La Promenade is a 30ha, 235-lot complex nestled in the refreshing hamlet of Brittany Sta. Rosa in Laguna, far from the concrete jungle of Metro Manila.
Promenade, today’s greenest enclave, offers stunning views of Mount Makiling and the Banahaw fairways of the Sta. Elena Golf. Majestic vistas are brought into the property by a rich mix of flowering plants and greenery in every corner and rotunda. While its particular selling point is its greenery, there’s no shortage of amenities and features. The spectacular Luxor Obelisk, built in its first year, stands at the center of the Promenade.
Portofino: Italian elegance at its best
Portofino is the ideal Breton development for people who appreciate Italian art. Portofino is both a home and a work of art, with distinct and imaginative architectural features that will survive the test of time. Its bustling position in the booming lifestyle center of Alabang, eager to be part of New South Manila, complements its classic and timeless aesthetic.
The world at home
Breton homes and communities are also well known for their sustainability, in addition to the globally inspired design of each property. Each development has strong support systems such as state-of-the-art waste disposal systems, material recovery facilities and a highly trained horticulture team dedicated to preserving the natural environment.
For more information on Brittany Corporation’s collection of luxury properties, visit www.bretagne.com.ph. You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
The author is the principal architect of Fulgar Architects, pioneering unique and metamodern design specialties for various real estate projects ranging from hospitality, condominiums, museums and commercial developments to mixed-use townships in the Philippines. He collaborates with several industry specialists to develop joint venture opportunities for landowners and investors. Please visit www.ianfulgar.com
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