Lovely Paris inspires new South Forbes projectby
Rommel R. Orbigo
Published in the Philippine Star, 28 April;
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 29 April;
Bulletin, 11 May 2006
Paris, many people say, is the most romantic city in the world. The sweet aroma of love permeates the whole city.
A sparkling glass of red wine caps lunch with a beloved. A candlelight dinner is best reserved at the glitzy Ritz. And of
course, a passionate kiss can be exchanged at the top of the Eiffel Tower amidst the glittering lights of Paris? enchanting
The romantic atmosphere of Paris will soon be experienced here in the country with the launch of South
Forbes Golf City?s newest project, Chⴥaux de Paris. ?Our newest innovative project at South Forbes will feature homes
inspired by the grandeur of the lovely city of Paris.
Sprawling gardens will be reminiscent of Paris? landscaped parks and flowers from all colors of the spectrum,? according
to Cathay Land President Jeffrey Ng.
Residents enter Chⴥaux de Paris through a main gate that provides a strong
dramatic approach. Cobblestone paving, formal rows of trees, and a feature wall along the approach immediately bring about
the feeling of a French-inspired development. A fountain at the middle of the gate and abundant lighting at night to accentuate
the property are other French design concepts that have been incorporated in the plans.
Three model chateaus ? Chambord,
Fontainebleau, Chantilly ? all named after famous royal chateaus in Paris, will make homebuyers appreciate and fall in love
with all things French. Chambord will feature interiors reminiscent of traditional Parisian elements such as intricate drawings,
Fontainebleau modern furnishings and thus featuring straight lines, and Chantilly a contemporary style with ultra sleek furnishings
like those of French ing鮵e Philippe Starck.
Meanwhile, the landscaping for the entire Chⴥaux de Paris
reinterprets 18th century French garden design traditions during the reign of King Louis XIV.
Gardens during his time
were often characterized by grandeur, built to impress and showcase a high degree of wealth and power ? very much something
to be desired even to this day. As such, this South Forbes project features French all饠or alleys bordered by trees
or clipped hedges. Allees intersect in acute angles and if viewed from above resemble a goose-foot. The allees, along with
the canals and reflecting pools, not only lend a strong visual effect but also make it easy for residents to go to the nearest
pocket park or even the clubhouse for a lovely time with family and friends.
Of course, the masterpiece of Chⴥaux
de Paris is the main clubhouse. It seems to float in a moat or reflecting pool, as inspired by the huge body of water that
protects a French castle. It features granite doors, large arched windows, and flowers rich in color. Formal gatherings can
be scheduled at the main ballroom area with the accompaniment of delightful music from a grand piano, whereas casual affairs
can be booked at the adult and children?s pool areas.
With every lot investment at Chⴥaux de Paris, mom and dad also acquire something extra that they?ll surely
fall for: a free membership to the 18-hole South Forbes Golf Club designed by the International Management Group (IMG). South
Forbes? affiliation with the exclusive golf club of IMG SportsClub gives the lovely couple exclusive travel perks: play and
relaxation discounts in 42 top golf courses worldwide.
To fall in love all over again ? but this time with the exquisite
Chⴥaux de Paris ? it is best to set an enchanting date at South Forbes, strategically located in Metro Sta. Rosa, by
simply calling 09193310444 or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org/
look for mel tolentino or marilyn pacheco